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Fall 2012

Community and Continuing Education Shor t classes August through December

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Events

SEPTEMBER

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Life Lunch: The Mighty Mac

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OCTOBER

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Solar Energy Conference

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OCTOBER

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Life Lunch: Moomers

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NOVEMBER

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Lifelong Learning Campus Day

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Arts and Music 46 Painting, photography, beading, choirs

College for Kids 69 Children’s Choir, cooking, ACT prep

Computer 16

Welcome to your community college

Microsoft, photo editing, websites

Culinary 40

Contents

36 tasty topics

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

Energy and Construction 25

Registration is easy

Interior design, home repair, retirement finances

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 79.

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

Solar, wind, energy forum, MIOSHA

Fitness and Wellness 58 Yoga, exercise, dance, fitness center

Home, Family, Finance 56 Global Issues 53 Monthly lectures, Iran, election politics

Language and Writing 53 Spanish, French, publishing, blogging

LIFE Academy 28-39 Enrichment classes for age 50+

new classes

Online Classes 8 Career training and personal interest

Recreation and Sports 66 Golf, charter fishing, basketball officiating

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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 68 Judo, tae kwon do, aikido, kids classes

Instructor Biographies 72 Registration Forms 79


Professional Development Skills for the Professional Social Media Skills Management Continuing Ed Grant Writing Careers Small Business Computer

Skills for the Professional How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age

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You’re plugged in; you’re “liked”, “friended” and “followed.” You’re in touch with hundreds of people through your smart phone, tablet, and PC. But are you really connected to the people who matter most in your life? Do you know how to use timetested human relations principles in this new era of continual communication to build the relationships that will power you to the next level? Discover ways to strengthen relationships, achieve generational understanding, and better define the work/life balance in a 24/7/365 world. Offered in partnership with Dale Carnegie Training. Wed., Sept. 26, 1-3 p.m. Code: 7412 Oleson Center Rm. A/B Instructor: Linda Ketterer $35

NEW - MOBILE MARKETING CERTIFICATE See page 6

Managing Your Workload— Multiple Projects, Priorities, and Deadlines EEBU831 Competing priorities, endless to-do lists, everything due yesterday…if this describes your work life, you’re ready for new strategies and tools to help you gain control. Acknowledge what already works for you, discover habits that get in your way, learn to minimize weaknesses, and choose from a pool of tools and techniques that complement and compensate for your work style. Explore everyday issues like the interruption-driven day, procrastination, negotiation, planning, distractions, and the myth of multi-tasking. Develop ready-to-use strategies that will make a difference. Fri., Oct. 12 Code: 7399 8 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Nancy Ballinger $95

Managing Your Workload—Part II

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You took the first class, worked on some strategies for dealing with dayto-day demands, but you aren’t yet where you want to be. One part of your take-away plan was to give yourself time to think and prioritize so here’s the opportunity to look at the bigger story in a short refresher. Revisit your everyday issues like distractions, procrastination, the forever e-mails, planning, and too little time. What is your work style? What gets in the way of where you want to be? Select from a portfolio of practical tools and techniques to implement and create your ready-to use plan that gets you redirected on a path to better control of your work and your life. Fri., Oct. 12 Code: 7400 1:30-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 204 Instructor: Nancy Ballinger $59

Managing Workplace Stress—Keys to a Happier, More Productive Work Life

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We know there is stress in our lives, stressors in our workplace—constant change, deadlines, difficult people, great expectations, interruptions, little control, and on and on. Those things aren’t going away so how do we become better equipped to handle stress—ours and the stress of those around us. Through interaction, video, and discussion, examine stress reactions, morale-related issues, external stressors, and high-stress situations. Leave with a set of tools and a process to better understand and effectively manage stress and change. This is a “critical issues” class essential to your future. Includes materials. Thurs., Oct. 4, 1-5 p.m. Code: 7398 University Center Rm. 215 Instructor: James Ryan $95

What Business Travelers Need to Know EEBU898 How prepared are you to safely conduct business abroad? Guided by Ed Lee, retired senior executive of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, you’ll explore topics relevant to business: cultivating contacts, preventing economic espionage, protecting sensitive information and laptops, being competitive, cultural understanding, crisis management planning, and more. Other critical topics include medical considerations, scams played on business travelers, natural disasters, and how to avoid being a victim of violent crime and terrorism. Both the novice and seasoned traveler will gain essential international security awareness that can help you reduce travel risks for you and your business at home and abroad. Price includes $15 workbook. Thurs., Oct. 18, 1-5 p.m. Code: 7416 University Center, Rm. 209 Instructor: Ed Lee $95, includes workbook

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Communicating Effectively

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Beneficial for anyone that works with other people, including both customers and co-workers. Discover effective communication skills including paraphrasing, demonstrating empathy, identifying key words, and asking openended questions. The training builds on these skills to introduce how to provide both positive and critical feedback effectively. You will have opportunities to practice using all skills introduced. Includes lunch. Offered through NMC’s Training & Research Dept. Wed., Oct. 10 Code: 7559 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 217 Instructor: Heather Fraizer $395, includes lunch

Organize Your Work-Life with ACT2013 EEBC310 ACT is a contact management program used by both small and large organizations. Learn to use this popular software to organize your worklife and increase your productivity. Learn how to develop and maintain an up-to-date contact list, schedule calls, organize tasks and notes, and share information. Discover how to connect and communicate to your contacts and customers while quickly and effectively managing information, schedules, and follow-up details. You’ll get suggestions on how to link your mobile devices to desktop, social media, and web-based productivity tools. Optional text available from the instructor at class for $36. 4 Tues., Oct. 9-30 Code: 7661 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 206 Instructor: Brit Eaton $139

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Practical Math for the Workplace

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(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 course. Sept. 4-28 Code: 7556 Registration Deadline: Sept. 7 Instructor: Constance Yates $145, does not include text

Project Management Fundamentals

(Online) Learn the critical concepts needed to plan, implement, control, and close any type of project. Through the use of case studies and project scenarios, you will learn to develop all sections of a project plan. You’ll become comfortable with the project management body of knowledge, and develop a variety of powerful techniques to generate project ideas. Cost is $99. For complete description or to register, go to nmc.edu/ees and click “Online Courses”, then Ed2Go.

Grammar Refresher

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If you find yourself rearranging sentences to avoid language traps or you know your language skills could use some sharpening, it’s time to build your confidence. See details on page 56.

Management/ Leadership/Marketing Essentials of Customer Service— Great Business!

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Creating excellent customer service on the “front-line” is the key to building and sustaining a prosperous business, and yet, it can be one of the most challenging parts of your work. This lively class gives you practical skills and ideas for delivering customer service (retail sales, hotel front desk, food service, etc.). Gain greater confidence, capabilities, and courage for creating positive relationships with your customers. We’ll help you identify what your customers need and learn how to tackle any situation with skill and finesse. NMC CEUs (.7) available for $10. Please request when registering. 2 Tues., Nov. 20 & 27 Code: 7533 8:30 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 212 Instructor: Megan Raphael $149

Creating a Culture of Care and Service— Aging Professions

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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 Tues., Dec. 4 & 11 Code: 7535 8:30 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 213 Instructor: Megan Raphael $145


Seeing Your Practice through Your Client’s Eyes— for Healing Arts Professionals EEBU916 One of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of working directly with clients is building a culture of trust and exceptional service. What does “customer service” look like for practitioners of massage, reiki, acupuncture, chiropractic, and other healing arts professionals? Through lively discussion and interaction, explore the essentials of service and get ready-to-use techniques for meeting the needs of clients before, during, and after their appointment. Look at ways to build rapport and learn to deal with challenging clients. Designed for those working in their own practice or with other practitioners. NMC CEUs (.8) available for $10 when registering. NOTE: 2nd session meets until 9 p.m. 3 Tues., Oct. 16-30 Code: 7426 6-8:30 p.m. (2nd class meets until 9 p.m.) Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 226 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Myra Lynne Lautner $125

Introduction to Salesforce for Sales

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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. Offered through NMC’s Training & Research Dept. Fri., Nov. 9 Code: 7569 12:30-4:30 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 201 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Adam Dwyer $195

The Fundamentals of Leadership/Developing Your Personal Strengths EEBU921

Managing Conflict and Building High-Performance Teams EEBU924

For people that are new to a leadership position or who could benefit from leadership training. Focus is on the roles and responsibilities of a leader; transitioning from worker to supervisor; identifying your personality type and its effect on leadership style. You’ll develop a personal leadership vision and action plan. Offered through NMC’s Training & Research Dept. Wed., Sept. 12 Code: 7557 12:30-4:30 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101 Instructors: Betsy Williams & Heather Fraizer $195

This training is beneficial for employees either leading or working in teams. Participants will be introduced to and have the opportunity to practice using strategies to prevent unnecessary conflict; building collaborative agreements; determining when and how to intervene in an employee conflict; building trust, commitment, and accountability in teams; and finally managing change and addressing resistance effectively. Offered through NMC’s Training & Research Dept. Wed., Dec. 12 Code: 7568 12:30-4:30 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Heather Fraizer $195

Lean Manufacturing Champion Bootcamp EEBU925 Earn a certification as a Lean Champion from NMC through 80 hours of training including 48 hours of hands-on training at a discrete product manufacturing facility. Develop improvement plans for your organization while building your skills in the application of Lean principles. Email vrumbach@nmc.edu for details. 2 weeks, Mon.-Fri, Code: 7570 Sept. 10-14 & Sept. 17-21 Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101 Trainer: Darrell Rogers $4,495 per person

Government Contracting (Online) EEOU100 Selling to the government is an opportunity that most business owners dream of. The federal government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world. Federal, state, and local government agencies buy everything. This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to pursue government contracting opportunities. A UGotClass course. Sept. 4-28 Code: 7548 Registration Deadline: Sept. 7 Instructor: Conrad Brian Law $195

Registration is easy 231-995-1700 Workplace Coaching for Maximizing Performance

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Effective coaching skills are an integral part of effective management and leadership. Explore the essentials of coaching and look at ways they apply to your work world. Learn how to create a coaching process, deal with resistance, and keep the process relevant and on-going. Learn skills to use as a coach, and how to make coaching a core component of your management approach. You’ll see the results in individuals and work units. Materials included. Thurs., Oct. 25 Code: 7401 1-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 215 Instructor: James H. Ryan $95

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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.

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. Sept. 4-28 Code: 7542 Registration Deadline: Sept. 7 Instructor: Heather Dimitt $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. Oct. 1-26 Code: 7543 Registration Deadline: Oct. 5 Instructors: Dan Belhassen & Susan Hurrell $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. Nov. 5-30 Code: 7544 Registration Deadline: Nov. 9 Instructor: Simon Salt $245

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*Mobile Marketing Certificate

(Online)

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Bundle the three courses above, save $90, and upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of achievement in Mobile Marketing from the international LERN organization in partnership with NMC. You will also receive 3.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from LERN. Bundle all 3 Mobile Marketing courses for $595 Code: 7689

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How to Read and Interpret Financial Statements EEBU288 Financial statements can answer many questions—if you know what to ask. In clear language, we’ll explain the information different financial reports contain, what analyses you can use to bring it out, and how to relate the information to the overall health of the business. You’ll learn to view financial statements in the context of external economic conditions; read and interpret balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow from a management perspective; and apply the right type of analysis—ratio, vertical, or horizontal—to the right statement, to uncover the information you need. The cost of this course is partially underwritten by SBTDC. 3 Mon., Oct. 22-Nov. 5 Code: 7519 6-8:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 01 Instructor: Jim Bertoldi $99, includes text

Developing Employees through Effective Delegation

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This training is helpful for any person in a leadership position who could benefit from delegating tasks to team members. We will use a five-step model to delegate tasks and build skills, then practice effective coaching strategies to develop skills and confidence of team members in performing new tasks. Offered through NMC’s Training & Research Dept Wed., Nov. 14 Code: 7567 12:30-4:30 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101 Instructor: Darrell Rogers $195

Social Media Skills Intro to Social Media for Business

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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. Thurs., Oct. 25, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7402 University Center Rm. 219 Instructor: Blake Bernard $49

Facebook for Business 101

Advanced Social Media for Business

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Rather than spending money on television ads, Pepsi decided to spend $20 million on their social media campaign. What does your social media presence look like? Come get advanced techniques, time management tools, and trade secrets to propel your social media marketing to the next level. If you are already easily navigating some social media sites, you are ready for more. Learn time management tips and applications, effective tools, SEO (search engine optimization) techniques, content procurement strategies, and most importantly the proper way to market using social media. Prerequisite: Facebook and Twitter for Business 101. Bring your Facebook and Twitter logins and passwords. Wed., Oct. 10, 1-4 p.m. Code: 7411 University Center Rm. 215 Instructor: Michelle Corteggiano $79

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Facebook for Beginners EESA548

Social media integration into business is growing fast—don’t get left behind. If you know your business must move in this direction and want to quickly get started the right way, this class is your launching pad. Tap into this powerful marketing tool and learn basic navigation to begin your own online marketing campaign using Facebook in this fast-paced step-bystep course. Discover key social media time-saving tips and applications, effective tools, and optimization secrets to put you and your business on the path to social media success. Facebook experience is required; bring your Facebook login and password. Wed., Sept. 26, 1-4 p.m. Code: 7409 University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Michelle Corteggiano $89

What is Facebook? Become familiar with the concept of social networking and gain an understanding of network sites like Facebook and Twitter in this demonstration-only class. Discover why so many are joining these online communities to share interests and activities. Explore whether they are a passing fad or here to stay. Find out how to get started. This course focuses ony on how you can use these sites to connect and reconnect with family and friends; it does not include business applications. Wed., Oct. 24, 1-4 p.m. Code: 7676 University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Steve Stanton $39

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Online Courses —It’s Time to Try One

Learn Anytime, Anywhere

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

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.

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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.


Convenient and affordable

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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 the 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.

Want help getting started with an online class? Online Courses Made Easy

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Online courses provide opportunity for learning at your own pace and at times most convenient for you. However, while online learning programs are relatively easy to use, getting started can be a challenge—until now. This orientation session provides the coaching you need to successfully utilize online learning. Gain confidence as your instructor guides you through the online course structure. You will learn to register, run through a demo lesson, download and upload course materials, ask questions, answer questions, and use chat. To preview many of the online courses, go to www.ed2go.com/nmc. You may register for an online course before or during the orientation session. Option 1: Sept. 12 Code: 7418 3-5 p.m. Option 2: Oct. 17 Code: 7421 6-9 p.m. Option 3: Nov. 12 Code: 7422 10 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 206 Instructor: Maggie Shaughnessy $20 each option

Course Fees Start at Just $99

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Continuing Education Creative Caregiving— Activities that Matter

Living with Grief: End-of-Life Ethics

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Designed for professional and family caregivers, this workshop explores many facets of creating effective enrichment activities. Learn how to design activities appropriate for individuals experiencing changes in brain function, behaviors, and physical abilities. Discover techniques and practical tips to work with a variety of modalities (art, language, etc.). Get hands-on with projects and design your own with a focus on ease of preparation, timing, and fostering a sense of accomplishment. Leave with lots of resources and ideas. Approval for training credit for Adult Foster Care Licensees and Administrators is pending. General CEUs are available. 2 Thurs., Oct. 18 & 25 Code: 7425 4-7 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. A/B Instructor: Judith Kuntz $65

From Princess to Prisoner: How Capable Women Are Targeted by Abusers

Friend, family member, or working in a helping profession? Deepen your understanding of how victims of domestic violence are targeted by the abuser and how conditioning occurs keeping a victim in the abusive relationship. There are no easy answers to how society can bring an end to domestic violence but we can take steps. Become better equipped to help victims become survivors by gaining awareness and insight. Includes text, From Princess to Prisoner. Thurs., Oct. 11 Code: 7423 6-8:30 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 101 Instructor: Brenda Irish Heintzelman $39, includes text

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NMC is repeating the 19th annual bereavement educational program of the Hospice Foundation of America. The 2012 event explores the principles of ethical decision-making and the effects of these decisions on staff and family. If you are a medical professional, teacher, grief counselor, clergy or family member, increase your awareness of ethical dilemmas for patients, families, and professional caregivers. Includes a distinguished panel of educators and practitioners. Patti Amalfitano, local Hospice Coordinator, provides the introduction and leads a follow-up discussion. Three (3) contact hours of continuing education are available online for most helping professions for $35 through Hospice. Ask for details when registering. Thurs., Oct. 11 Code: 7428 1-4:30 p.m. (check-in begins at 12:30) University Center Rm. 209 On-Site Facilitator: Patti Amalfitano $19 (CEUs are additional)

Protecting Our Children— Defending Ourselves EEBU917

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In 2010, there were 15.5 million children in the U.S. living in partner-violent homes. Whether you are a nurse, police officer, social worker, or friend of a victim, this course is designed to promote your understanding of this serious crime and better prepare you to help victims reaching out for help. Guided by author and survivor, Brenda Irish Heintzelman, look at progressive dehumanization, child abuse and neglect, the freeze response, and safe escape essentials. Text and workbook provided in first session (included in cost). NMC CEUs (.9) available for $10—please request when registering. 3 Thurs., Oct. 18-Nov. 1 Code: 7424 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 103 Instructor: Brenda Irish Heintzelman $115, includes text

Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors: A One-Day Professional and Personal Development Workshop EEBU791 Entertaining, insightful, humorous, moving—Dr. Greg Boothroyd, professor, author, and nationally known lecturer, explores the inception, maintenance, and elimination of commonly practiced self-defeating behaviors. Learn how and why lifeaffirming needs like joy, purpose and serenity get abandoned and replaced with such self-defeating behaviors as addictions, worry, perfectionism, eating disorders, underachievement and many others. Consider how they eventually betray us by creating the suffering they were designed to replace. Discover 12 practical techniques to assist in the replacement of self-defeating behaviors with more life-generating behaviors and attitudes. The text, Going Home—a Positive Emotional Guide for Promoting Life-Generating Behaviors is included. Lunch is also provided. Six hours of Continuing Education Credit (.6 CEUs) are available for nurses and addiction counselors. Certificates of attendance are available for all professionals. Fri., Oct. 19, Code: 7427 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. (check-in begins 8:30 a.m.) University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Gregory Boothroyd, Ph.D., CAAC, LPC $125 (includes text & lunch)


Grant Resources Boys, Boys, Boys

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Pe r p l e x e d by t h e b oy s i n yo u r 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. Sat., Nov. 10, Code: 7429 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oleson Center, Rm. A/B Instructor: Heather Shumaker $49

Grant Writing Grant Writing Basics

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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. Tues., Sept. 25 Code: 7619 6-8:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 05 Instructor: Mary Bevans Gillett $49

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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. Thurs., Sept. 27 Code: 7620 6-8:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Mary Bevans Gillett $49

Grant Writing: Next Steps

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This continuation of the basic grant writing class 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, including 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 Tues., Oct. 16 & 23 Code: 7621 6-8:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 01 Instructor: Mary Bevans Gillett $79

NorthSky Nonprofit Network NorthSky Nonprofit Network 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.

Grant Management

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Once a grant is awarded, a whole new process begins—organization and management. Gain an understanding of funding agency expectations and how these can be effectively met. Get practical information and ideas in the following critical areas: organizing project-specific information, reporting requirements including financial and narrative progress reports, monitoring grant spending and budget modifications, and requirements related to audit compliance. Learn strategies for managing multiple grant-funded projects. Useful for those considering grants, in the process of seeking grants, and those already working with grant funds. Tues. Nov. 6 Code: 7622 6-8:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 05 Instructor: Mary Bevans Gillett $49

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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Careers and Transitions 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. The next training will take place September 29-November 18, 2012. Find additional information at www.nmc.edu/cna. To begin register for the Information Session— Wed., Aug. 15 Code: 11533 5:30-7 p.m. University Center Rm. 204 (Cass Rd.) Free – pre-registration required

Become a Personal Trainer—ACE

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Gain essential knowledge and practical skills to become an entry-level fitness trainer. Through classroom and fitness center time, you will learn guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting fitness assessments, and designing and implementing appropriate exercise programming. Course materials are from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Upon successful completion, you will receive an NMC Certificate of Completion, 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), CPR certification, and be prepared to take the ACE national exam to become a certified personal trainer. The 36-hour training is offered in a two-week format during evening and weekend hours. Price does not include the text, “Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals” (available at the NMC bookstore) or the certification exam. 2 Fri., Nov. 2 & 9, Code: 7446 5-9 p.m. and 2 Sat., Nov. 3 & 10, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. and 2 Mon./Wed., Nov. 5, 7, 12, 14, 5-9 p.m. Phys. Ed. Rm. 202 Instructor: Zack Light $385 (does not include text or exam)

Help for Small Businesses Northwest MI-SBTDC is pleased to partially underwrite small business education classes in partnership with NMC. If you are starting a new business or want to grow your existing business, we have certified small business counselors available to meet with you free of charge. Please call Sharon Gordon, Business Intake Specialist at 231922-3780 for free business assistance including one-on-one counseling and market research.

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Life, Accident, and Health Insurance: Pre-Licensure Training

EEBU919

Gain a foundational understanding of life, accident, and health insurance and prepare for the state licensing examination. Course content in the area of life insurance covers contract law, basic underwriting, life insurance and annuities, regulation, and types of policies. In addition to the basics of health insurance, look at disability income, medical expenses, accidental death, and individual and group concepts. The 40-hour training meets the requirements of the Michigan Insurance Bureau and is provided in an instructor-led two-weekend format. Please begin your learning before class by reviewing the texts: Health & Life Pathfinder, Michigan State Law Decoder, Pathfinder Workbook available at the NMC Bookstore. Continuing Education Units (4 CEUs) are awarded for successful completion. 2 Fri., Sept. 14 & 21 Code: 7448 5-9 p.m. and 2 Sat. & Sun., Sept. 15,16, 22, 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. University Center Rm. 213 Instructor: Jim Camp $349


Property and Casualty Insurance: Pre-Licensure Training

Introduction to Teaching Snowsports 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 and is provided in a compact evening/weekend format. 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., Oct. 8-12 Code: 7447 8 a.m.-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 09 Instructor: Jim Camp $349

Basketball Officiating

EPE100B

Learn to be a basketball referee while gaining essential knowledge and skills needed in preparation for MHSAA (Michigan High School Athletic Association) certification in officiating basketball. The program is designed with the first two weeks (15 hours) in the classroom followed by a 4-week internship (30 hours) of officiating for elementary girls or boys basketball games in TCAPS schools. Upon completion, you will receive an NMC Certificate of completion and be prepared to take the MHSAA certification exam. Details are online at www. nmc.edu/pe. This course can also be taken for academic credit. 2 weeks, Mon.-Fri. Code: 7318 Oct. 1-12, 4-5:30 p.m. Beckett Bldg. Rm. 148 Instructor: Staff $265

EEBU851

Do you love winter skiing, snowboarding, or cross country? Would you like to have a job teaching those sports? If so, training is the key to success on the slopes. Working from the entry-level snowsports job-task-analysis, learn all aspects of the job including: an overview of the snowsports industry; customer service; teaching and learning concepts for adults and kids; equipment and teaching aids; the Professional Ski Instructors of America skill progression; lesson planning; and safety in the winter alpine environment. The course includes two full days of on-the-snow training which provides the opportunity to apply what you have learned while advancing your personal snowsports skills. You must be an advance intermediate skier (blue terrain). No prior teaching experience necessary. Comprehensive 5-day training: Classroom sessions meet 3 Thurs., Nov. 1-15 Code: 7610 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 09 Plus on-slope sessions: Sat. & Sun. (dates to be determined) 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Crystal Mtn. Resort (meet in Crystal Center, lower level) Instructors: Brad Miller & Bill Stanley $126

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, third-party 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 course. Sept. 4-Oct. 26 Code: 7553 Registration Deadline: Sept. 7 Instructor: Kelly Gearhart $695

Test Preparation • Certified Nursing Assistant

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• LEED Green Associate

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• Property and Casualty Insurance

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• Life and Health Insurance

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• Become a Personal Trainer–ACE

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• Basketball Officiating

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• Builder’s License Preparation

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• ACT Test Preparation

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Small Business/ Entrepreneur

Starting a Business in Northern Michigan

Get the skills and expertise you need to finance, market, and manage your business endeavor with short, information-packed courses. NMC partners with the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and area business people to bring you up-to-date information and skills. FastTrac® Orientation

EESB125

Michigan’s FastTrac, New Venture® program for entrepreneurs is offered in an intensive 10-week, 30-hour “boot camp” format. This 90-minute orientation is required for part i c i p a t i o n a n d p r ov i d e s d e t a i l s about this reduced-tuition program for those in the early stages of business development. It is co-sponsored by the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Centers (MI-SBTDC) and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The normal $700 per student fee has been reduced for this season only to $140 through scholarship funding provided by the MEDC. Class size for the 10-week course is limited. There is no charge for the orientation, but pre-registration is required. FastTrac New Venture will meet 10 Thursdays, Sept. 20-Nov. 29 (no class Nov. 22) from 6-9 p.m. Option 1: Thurs., Code: 7449 Sept. 6, 3-4:30 p.m. Option 2: Thurs., Code: 7450 Sept. 13, 6-7:30 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructors: Annie Shetler Cost: No charge, but pre-registration is required

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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. The cost of this course is partially underwritten by SBTDC. 2 Tues., Oct. 2 & 9 Code: 7452 6-8:30 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 226 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Chris Wendel $59

Starting an Online Business

Essentials of Customer Service— Great Business!

Online Marketing Essentials EESB112

Learn the essentials of starting an online business or of adding online selling to your existing enterprise. Find out about setting up a webstore, marketing an online business, selecting products to sell, managing inventory, accepting payment, communicating with customers, and other important aspects of online selling in this crash course. Discover the tremendous opportunities of the internet and explore the pitfalls that online sellers commonly encounter. Engage your imagination and leave with a roadmap to developing your own successful online business. This course is partially underwritten by SBTDC. Tues. & Thurs. Code: 7453 Oct. 16 & 18, 6-8 p.m. Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 210 Instructor: Jordan Lindberg $49

EEBU866

Creating excellent customer service on the “front-line” is the key to building and sustaining a prosperous business, and yet, it can be one of the most challenging parts of your work. This lively class gives you practical skills and ideas for delivering customer service (retail sales, hotel front desk, food service, etc.). Gain greater confidence, capabilities, and courage for creating positive relationships with your customers. We’ll help you identify what your customers need and learn how to tackle any situation with skill and finesse. NMC CEUs available for $10. Please request when registering. 2 Tues., Nov. 20 & 27 Code: 7533 8:30 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 212 Instructor: Megan Raphael $149

EESB136

Do you sometimes feel like you’re shooting in the dark with your online marketing? Step out of your daily trenches and discover how to put purpose and direction into the marketing decisions you make. Examine the different tactics available including SEO, pay-per-click advertising, email, social media marketing and more. Find out how to research your audience and identify which tactics make sense for you. Learn how to measure performance to make sure your investment is paying off. Leave armed with new information to develop your online marketing roadmap. The cost of this class is partially underwritten by SBTDC. 2 Thurs., Oct. 4 & 11 Code: 7454 6-8 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 205 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Steve Bulger $49


Bookkeeping for Small Business

EESB104

Introduction to QuickBooks/ QuickBooks Pro EEBC168

Learn basic accounting terminology and principles for record keeping and the preparation of essential 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 and is partially underwritten by SBTDC. Required text, “Bookkeeping Made Simple”, is available at NMC Bookstore (995-1285). 2 Mon. & Wed., Code: 7455 Sept. 17, 19, 24, 26; 6:30-8:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 01 Instructor: Jim Bertoldi $85 (does not include text)

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 is partially underwritten by SBTDC. Option 1: 4 Fri. Code: 7659 Sept. 21-Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-noon Beckett Bldg. Rm. 217 Option 2: 4 Mon. Code: 7660 Nov. 19-Dec. 10, 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Holly Finch $169 each option, includes text

Payroll Taxes, Record Keeping, and Reporting EESB106

Do you manage a website, blog, or ecommerce store? Want to increase traffic to your website? Google’s powerful–yet free–tools can help you better understand virtually every aspect of your website’s performance. To get the most out of these tools, however, it is important to understand how they work and what they are measuring. Discover Google Analytics, the leading tool for seeing how people are interacting with your website and Google Webmaster Tools for seeing precisely how Google’s search engine “sees” your site. Understand visitor traffic, content goals, and ecommerce metrics. Tues. & Thurs. Code: 7657 Oct. 30 & Nov. 1, 6-8 p.m. Great Lakes Campus Rm. 210 Instructor: Jordan Lindberg $59

Designed for small business owners and bookkeepers and those who have never prepared payroll tax returns or need assistance with the process. Learn to prepare all the required federal and state quarterly and annual payroll tax forms, payroll tax registrations, deposit requirements, and record keeping systems. The cost of this course is partially underwritten by SBTDC. Bring a calculator. Tues., Oct. 23, 1-5 p.m. Code: 7461 University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Donald Herrmann $49

Using Google Analytics

EESB133

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.

Personal Renewal for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

EEBU912

If you’ve read this far, you need this class! One of the most challenging aspects of being a business owner or an entrepreneur is staying connected with the passion that motivated you to start your business in the first place. Too often, initial enthusiasm and excitement dulls with the daily to-do’s and the business becomes a drag rather than a source of pleasure. This course helps you reconnect with your passion for your business and renew personal vitality. Take a step out of your day-to-day work for fresh perspective and new energy. 3 Tues., Oct. 23-Nov. 6 Code: 7464 2:30-5 p.m. University Center Rm. 219 Instructor: Megan Raphael $129

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.”

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

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64+ 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.

Learn about High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography in a one-day class Oct. 25 – see page 48 for details

Mobile Marketing Classes help you incorporate the newest techniques— see page 6 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.

photo courtesy of Charles St. Charles, instructor for the HDR Photography class

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Using iPads/iPhones to Connect with Family and Friends

Computer Mobile Technology eBooks on iPads

EEBC314

Would you like to download eBooks on your iPad? In a step-by-step approach, learn how easy it is to use iBooks, Kindle, and Nook apps to read books on the iPad. In addition, you’ll find out how to use the iPad to check out, download, and read books from Traverse Area District Library’s Overdrive. Please bring your iTunes sign-in and password. To set up library eBooks, library patrons must obtain an online sign-in and password in advance by visiting TADL in person. Make reading eBooks on your iPad easy and fun! Wed., Oct. 3 Code: 7624 10 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 214 Instructor: Kathleen Maxwell $29

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. Option 1: Tues. Code: 7625 Oct. 16, 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 204 Option 2: Thurs. Code: 7626 Nov. 15, 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 06 Instructor: Steve Stanton $39 each option

EEBC315

iPads and iPhones, with built in cameras, are perfect to keep in touch with family and friends. Learn to set up Facetime to talk face-to-face with your loved ones with one click using built-in video. Take a photo and send it instantly via email or messaging. Organize your photos into albums and share them via Dropbox. In a relaxed, step-by-step approach, you will set-up and practice each of these easy ways to connect with family and friends. Wed., Oct. 10 Code: 7627 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 214 Instructor: Kathleen Maxwell $39

Register today 231-995-1700 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. Tues., Nov. 20, 1-4 p.m. Code: 7623 University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Steve Stanton $39

Microsoft Office Programs Introduction to Word Processing: Microsoft 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: 6-9 p.m. Code: 7629 Tues/Thurs/Tues, Oct. 9, 11, 16 Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 201 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Diane Kimmel Option 2: 3 Tues. Code: 7630 Nov. 13-27, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Jane Pearsall $129 each option (includes text)

Intermediate Word

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 Fri., Oct. 19 & 26 Code: 7631 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $85, includes text

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Word: Tips, Tricks, and Practice

EEBC157

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint

EEBC170

Would you like to gain more confidence in your Word skills? Get hands-on practice with the most useful aspects that will make Word easier and more efficient for you. Learn dozens of productivity enhancers from formatting to layout to style applications. Leave with time savers, keystroke shortcuts, and a new level of confidence. Thurs., Oct. 25 Code: 7632 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 206 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $39

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., 6-9 p.m. Code: 7686 Nov. 29-Dec. 13 University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Diane Kimmel $129, includes text

Introduction to Database: Microsoft Access EEBC161

PowerPoint for Fun

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., Sept. 21-Oct. 12 Code: 7633 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $165, includes text

Intermediate Access

EEBC162

Learn to enhance your database designs in Microsoft Access. Eliminate the guesswork when creating databases with normalization techniques. Take advantage of lookup fields to reduce data entry error and create complex queries to fine tune your searches. Save time by controlling data entry and automating tasks. Learn to customize forms and reports and share data over an intra- or internet. Prerequisite: Introduction to Database: Microsoft Access or equivalent skills. 3 Fri., Oct. 19-Nov. 2 Code: 7634 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $129, includes text

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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. Tues., Oct. 16, 1-4 p.m. Code: 7646 University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Jane Pearsall $39

Introduction to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel EEBC250 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: 1-4 p.m. Code: 11430 Thurs/Tues/Thurs, Aug. 9, 14, & 16 University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Diane Kimmel Option 2: 3 Wed. Code: 7635 Sept. 26-Oct. 10 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Maggie Shaughnessy Option 3: 6-9 p.m. Code: 7636 Tues/Thurs/Tues, Nov. 6, 8, 13 Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 201 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Diane Kimmel $129 each option (includes text)

Intermediate Excel

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 Thurs. Code: 7637 Nov. 29 & Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Jane Pearsall $85, 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. Mon., Oct. 8, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7638 Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 210 Instructor: Maggie Shaughnessy $39

Take yo ur skill s to the n ext lev el

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. Mon., Oct. 15, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7639 Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 210 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. Mon., Oct. 22, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7640 Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 210 Instructor: Maggie Shaughnessy $39

EEBC247

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

Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft Publisher EEBC308

Microsoft OneNote is a powerful, little-known tool that is included in the Microsoft Office Suite. Learn to create, fill, edit, and share notebooks that serve as the heart of OneNote functionality. Gain hands-on experience as you learn to capture text, transfer images, and store video and audio notes in your notebook. Use the virtual feature that allows you access your information on the road so you can view and edit your notes using any computer with an internet connection or even a from a smartphone. Thurs., Sept. 27, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7642 University Center Rm. 213 Instructor: Elizabeth Sonnabend $45

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: 7643 Nov. 29 & Dec. 6 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $85, includes text

The Power of Integration— Word, Excel, and Access EEBC202 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 Thurs., Dec. 6 & 13 Code: 7641 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 206 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $75

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Creating Email Newsletters with Microsoft Publisher EEBC309 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., Oct. 4, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7644 University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Elizabeth Sonnabend $45

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 Thurs., Nov. 1 & 8 Code: 7645 6:30-8:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Adam VanHouten $59

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Basic Computer Skills Beginning Computers

Introduction to Computers and Windows EEBC148 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: 2 Fri. Code: 11493 Aug. 10 & 17, 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields Option 2: 2 Tues. Code: 7672 Oct. 23 & 30, 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Jane Pearsall $69 each option

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. Opt. 1: 2 Tues. & Thurs. Code: 7647 Sept. 18, 20, 25, 27; 6-9 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 201 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Diane Kimmel Opt. 2: 4 Thurs. Code: 7648 Oct. 4-25, 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Jane Pearsall $145 each option, includes text

Organize Your Files and Folders

EEBC154

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: Tues., Oct. 2 Code: 7649 6-9 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 201 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Diane Kimmel Option 2: Fri., Nov. 2 Code: 7650 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $45 each option


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. Option 1: Wed. Code: 7651 Sept. 12, 6-9 p.m. Great Lakes Rm. 210 Instructor: Maggie Shaughnessy Option 2: Tues. Code: 7652 Oct. 9, 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Jane Pearsall $39 each option

Essential Computer Skills: Typing, Computer Keyboarding, and Data Entry EESA378 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: 7653 Oct. 4 & 11, 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 206 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields Option 2: 2 Tues. Code: 7654 Dec. 4 & 11, 6-9 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 201 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Diane Kimmel $59, each option

Google Google: Geo

Using Google Analytics EEBC293

Learn to use Google as a powerful tool for geographic information, both locally and globally through demonstration and hands-on experience using Google Earth, Google Sky, and Google Maps. Use satellite imagery, maps, 3-D terrain, and buildings to put geographic information at your fingertips. Learn how to search for parks, restaurants, and hotels; get driving directions; or look to explore the night sky. You really have to see this to believe it! Fri., Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-noon Code: 7655 University Center Rm. 206 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $39

Google: Docs (Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations) and Gmail EEBC294 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. 2 Tues., Oct. 23 & 30 Code: 7656 6-9 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 201 Instructor: Diane Kimmel $69

EESB133

Do you manage a website, blog, or ecommerce store? Want to increase traffic to your website? Google’s powerful – yet free – tools can help you better understand virtually every aspect of your website’s performance. To get the most out of these tools, however, it is important to understand how they work and what they are measuring. Discover Google Analytics, the leading tool for seeing how people are interacting with your website and Google Webmaster Tools for seeing precisely how Google’s search engine “sees” your site. Understand visitor traffic, content goals, and ecommerce metrics. Tues. & Thurs. Code: 7657 Oct. 30 & Nov. 1, 6-8 p.m. Great Lakes Campus Rm. 210 Instructor: Jordan Lindberg $59

Advertising with Google Adwords

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. Wed., Nov. 7, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7658 Biederman Bldg. Rm. 35/37 Instructor: Elizabeth Sonnabend $45

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Other Computer Topics 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 Fri. Code: 7659 Sept. 21-Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-noon Beckett Bldg. Rm. 217 Option 2: 4 Mon. Code: 7660 Nov. 19-Dec. 10, 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Holly Finch $169 each option, includes text

Organize Your Work-Life with ACT2013

EEBC310

ACT is a contact management program used by both small and large organizations. Learn to use this popular software to organize your worklife and increase your productivity. Learn how to develop and maintain an up-to-date contact list, schedule calls, organize tasks and notes, and share information. Discover how to connect and communicate to your contacts and customers while quickly and effectively managing information, schedules, and follow-up details. You’ll get suggestions on how to link your mobile devices to desktop, social media, and web-based productivity tools. Optional text available from the instructor at class for $36. 4 Tues., Oct. 9-30 Code: 7661 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 206 Instructor: Brit Eaton $139

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Boost Your Computer’s Performance

Buying and Selling Like an eBay Pro

EEBC269

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. Wed., Oct. 3, 6-8 p.m. Code: 7662 Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 210 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., Oct. 17, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7664 University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Chris Doyal $45

Computing in the Clouds EEBC296

Skype for Beginners

With computers in nearly every household and access to the internet a standard requirement, where will computer technology take us—to the clouds? Explore today’s computing and the move to smaller machines which are capable of accessing “cloud” based documents and applications. Get up to speed in the hightech world. Participants should create a Google Account or Windows Live Account prior to class. Tues., Nov. 6, 3-5 p.m. Code: 7663 University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Steve Stanton $29

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. Option 1: Fri., Sept. 21 Code: 7673 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 11 Option 2: Thurs. Code: 7674 Oct. 25, 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 11 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $39 each option

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Gadgets and Gizmos— Today’s Technology

EESA549

Are you curious about Blueray, Bluetooth, and Blackberries? Are Skype, webcams, or smart phones for you? This demonstration-only class offers an opportunity to see a variety of new gadgets in general, learn what they are, and what they do. Specific detailed information will be given to webcams, video chatting, and smart phones. Bring your questions and leave feeling a little less intimidated and a little more comfortable with today’s technology and how it can enhance your life. Wed., Oct. 10, 1-3 p.m. Code: 7675 University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Steve Stanton $29

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 demonstration-only class. Discover why so many are joining these online communities to share interests and activities. Explore whether they are a passing fad or here to stay. Find out how to get started and learn how you can use these sites to connect and reconnect with family and friends. Wed., Oct. 24, 1-4 p.m. Code: 7676 University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Steve Stanton $39

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. Fri., Dec. 7, 1-4 p.m. Code: 7677 University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $39

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. 3 Tues., Oct. 2-16 Code: 7666 6-9 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 214 Instructor: Steve Kellman $129

Photo Editing Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos EEBC219 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. Option 1: Thurs. Code: 11490 Aug. 9, 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 08 Option 2: Tues. Code: 7667 Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 205 Option 3: Wed. Code: 7668 Nov. 28, 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Steve Stanton $45 each option

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. Option 1: Mon. & Wed. Code: 7669 Sept. 24 & 26 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 08 Option 2: 2 Tues. Code: 7670 Nov. 13 & 20 6-9 p.m., Biederman Bldg. Rm. 35/37 Instructor: Tom Auch $85 each option

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Introduction to Photoshop

EEBC180

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography

EEAC741

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 Thurs., Nov. 1-15 Code: 7671 6-8 p.m., Beckett Rm. 214 Instructor: Tom Auch $95

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., Oct. 25, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7419 University Center Rm. 207 Instructor: Charles St. Charles $45

Online Courses Made Easy

Website Design

EEBC313

Online courses provide opportunity for learning at your own pace and at times most convenient for you. However, while online learning programs are relatively easy to use, getting started can be a challenge—until now. This orientation session provides the coaching you need to successfully utilize online learning. Gain confidence as your instructor guides you through the online course structure. You will learn to register, run through a demo lesson, download and upload course materials, ask questions, answer questions, and use chat. To preview many of the online courses, go to www. ed2go.com/nmc. You may register for an online course before or during the orientation session. Option 1: Sept. 12 Code: 7418 3-5 p.m. Option 2: Oct. 17 Code: 7421 6-9 p.m. Option 3: Nov. 12 Code: 7422 10 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 206 Instructor: Maggie Shaughnessy $20 each option

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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., Oct. 17, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7678 Biederman Bldg. Rm. 35/37 Instructor: Elizabeth Sonnabend $45

Designing Web Pages Using HTML – Level I

EEBC174

Join the exciting world of web publishing. You’ll learn the essential skills of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and get basic competency in web page creation and help creating your own basic home page. It’s also an important introduction if you plan to learn one of the graphic web page design programs such as Microsoft FrontPage or Dreamweaver. Basic Windows skills required. Tues/Thurs/Tues, Code: 7679 Sept. 25 & 27, & Oct. 2; 6-8:30 p.m. Great Lakes Campus Rm. 210 Instructor: Jeff Straw $129, includes text

Enhancing HTML with Style Sheets – Level II

EEBC175

Learn the tips and techniques of working with tables and how they are a powerful design tool. Insert links and images in a table, set background colors, and create nested tables. Learn the basics of Cascading Style Sheets, a powerful tool to make editing multiple web pages more manageable. Prerequisite is Designing Web Pages Using HTML – Level I. Tues. & Thurs. Code: 7680 Oct. 9 & 11, 6-9 p.m. Great Lakes Campus Rm. 210 Instructor: Jeff Straw $109, includes text

Introduction to Flash MX

(Online) Learn how to develop rich, interactive Web media from top Flash developers. Requirements: completion of Creating Web Pages or equivalent experience; Macromedia Flash MX, Macromedia Flash Player. 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”.


Energy and Construction Renewable Energy Solar Power Basics

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. Mon., Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m. Code: 7521 Parsons/Stulen Rm. 101 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Randy Smith $35

Michigan Energy Demonstration Center Conference: “Solar Energy: A Necessity for a Blossoming Economic Garden” EEVE186 Discover why Michigan’s economy needs a good dose of solar energy. This conference will examine the role of solar energy in Michigan and how it can be used effectively as an economic development tool. It features expert presentations on: Michigan’s role in the global solar market; local distributed power advantages; job and workforce development; strategic fuel conservation; and economic investment strategies that insure Michigan’s ability to stay competitive in the global economy. Leave with a clear understanding of why solar energy works in Northern Michigan. Mon., Oct. 1, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Code: 7518 NMC Oleson Center Free of charge, but pre-registration required

Rebate offer

Traverse City Light and Power will provide a rebate of up to $39 to its customers who have completed a course in this Renewable Energy section. Limit one rebate per customer. Please identify yourself as a TCLP customer and send your course completion form and rebate request to TCLP.

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 our community today.

Wind Power for Homeowners

EEVE133

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 Mon. Code: 7520 Oct. 15 & 22, 6-8 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Rm. 205 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Randy Smith $55

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Energy Forums The Grand Vision Energy Network presents this series of forums titled “Focus on Energy” addressing topics important to our vital regional energy needs. The forums provide forwardlooking conversations around the energy-related challenges and potential solutions for our community. Upcoming forums: Aug. 6 “Biodiesel Production” at Parsons-Stulen Bldg. (Aero Park Dr.), 6-9 p.m., free of charge. Aug. 28 “Michigan’s Renewable Energy Standard” at Dennos Museum, Janis Room, 6-8 p.m., free of charge.

Thermography and Pressure Testing 101

EEVE187

Infrared technology offers incredible insights into building performance in a multitude of ways, and this one-day course will leave you knowing how the technology works, how to analyze the data and images, and how to utilize thermal imaging with and without blower-door/building pressure testing. You’ll dive into the basics of building science and get some handson experience with infrared cameras and analysis software, blower door and building pressure diagnostics. We’ll spend the morning in the lab and classroom, and after lunch on your own, we’re off to test a home in the afternoon. Sat., Nov. 10 Code: 7522 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aero Park Labs Rm. 102 and main lab Instructor: Ric Evans $125, includes text

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Construction MIOSHA – Scaffolds and Scaffold Platforms

Refrigerant Certification Training and Testing

EEVT287

This course is a must for anyone concerned about health and safety on the job including managers concerned about liability, employees who want to learn proper techniques to protect their safety, and business owners who want to learn about MIOSHA compliance. This classroom training focuses on ground-supported, suspended, mobile, and rough terrain forklift scaffolds, and includes common hazards and best practices. For employers, employees, construction workers, equipment manufacturers, union members, safety and health personnel, and emergency responders. Courses are Approved for Residential Builders Pre-Licensure Safety Training Requirements. Fri., Oct. 12 Code: 7320 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. (8:30 check-in) Aero Park Laboratories Bldg. Rm. 102 Instructor: Paul Griggs $105

Lead Paint Safety, Repair, Renovation

EEVS117

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. Option 1: Fri., Sept. 21 Code: 7524 Option 2: Fri., Dec. 14 Code: 7525 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 102 Instructor: Builders License Institute Staff $159 each option

EEVT190

Get up-to-date certification required by the EPA for anyone purchasing refrigerants or working on air conditioning or refrigeration systems. Topics covered: • refrigerant recovery procedures • laws/legislation • refrigerants and oils • charging procedures • leak detection Tests administered include Core, Type I (small appliances), Type II (air conditioning), Type III (low pressure). Who should attend: A/C service techs and installers, maintenance technicians, supervisors, business owners, and anyone who plans to purchase or work with refrigerant. The cost includes study materials, test, and final certificate. Instructor, Stephen Morse, has certified over 2,600 people with a pass rate of 95%. Wed., Nov. 7, 5-9 p.m. Parsons/Stulen Bldg., Rm. 203 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Stephen J. Morse $169 Code: 7683 ($139 for current NMC Construction Technology students) Code: 7684

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 construction-related courses continue to be offered through NMC Extended Education.


Builder’s License Preparation

QuickBooks for Contractors EEVS116

Builders and contractors are required to complete 60 hours of state-approved education and pass a state exam to obtain a builder’s license. Prepare to successfully complete both parts of the exam. Course includes the business of building; contracts, liabilities, and insurance; asbestos abatement; project management; residential code review; construction safety standards; profitable green building; marketing; and an overview of building trades. Contact Builders License Training Institute to order your textbook prior to class (800-7277104). Bring pen/pencil, photo ID, and arrive promptly. Mon.-Sat., Oct. 22-27 Code: 7523 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 07 (2200 Dendrinos Dr., TC) $559 (does not include text)

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. Details will be available at www.nmc. edu/energy • Lead Paint Safety, Repair, Renovation

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LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation

(Online) 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, third-party 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 course. Start Date: Sept. 4 Code: 7553 End Date: Oct. 26 Registration Deadline: Sept. 7 Instructor: Kelly Gearhart $695

Designed specifically for the unique bookkeeping needs of the construction industry, this course shows you how to create custom estimates, methods for billing clients, and job cost reports. Prerequisite is Introduction to QuickBooks. 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”.

Ed2Go Online Career Training for Green Construction • Building Analyst Quick Start • Certified Green Supply Chain Professional • Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager • Certified Indoor Environmentalist For information, go to www.nmc.edu/ees and click “Online Courses”, then Online Career Training Programs.

Traverse City Green Home – Energy Star Certified

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1 and 2-Day Adventures

Welcome to Fall 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 28-39. Meet the LIFE Academy Advisory Council 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: John Beery Jo Collins Ann Conway Gene Cortwright Alta Frears Judy Gass Bill Gipson Nancy Harris John Heim Betty Koons Carolyn Kucsera Dick and Shirley Murray Dave Parrish Fran Perkett Ken Pickering Maxine Rideout Phyllis Robinson Lyn Salathiel Jerry Sura Fran and Alan Westerholm (Chair)

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• Lake Mich. Shoreline Habitats

Aug. 16

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• Ghost Towns of Sleeping Bear

Sept. 13

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• Lighthouse Get-Away

Sept. 11

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• Tree Identification

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• Sleeping Bear Dunes

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Lighthouse Get-Away— Boat Cruise West

EESA663

Escape on a guided one-day maritime experience of lighthouses, history, and water. The highlight of the day is a 3-hour boat excursion getting closeup views of several lights in northern Lake Michigan. But there’s much more! On your way to Mackinaw City by bus, you’ll stop at the Charlevoix Pier Light and Harbor Springs Lighthouse before heading to McGulpin Point Lighthouse where you’ll enjoy a picnic lunch. Then it’s on to the boat cruise which will head west under the Mighty Mac. Lights include White Shoal, Gray’s Reef, Waugoshance, and St. Helena. Once on shore, relax with a group dinner to recap the day. Included in cost: bus transportation, lunch, boat tour, light house entry, all-day instructor/guide. Dinner cost not included. Please register before August 27. Late registration possible if space is available. Tues., Sept. 11 Code: 11511 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (return time is approximate) Meet at Great Lakes Campus (east side parking lot) Instructor: Sally Frye $159 ($152 with LIFE Discount)

Ghost Towns of Sleeping Bear Dunes— A One-Day Adventure

EESA616

Ghost towns captivate our imaginations as we stand in the midst of a town site and envision the bustle of times past. Who were the people and what were their lives like? Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is home to several ghost towns. Glen Haven provides an example of what these logging villages were like in their heyday. Discover the towns, what happened to them, and the people who lived there. The park adventure begins at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center. Van transportation is provided from the University Center to Empire and throughout the park (you may prefer to meet the group at the Visitor Center). We’ll travel to several ghost towns exploring areas of the park very few people find. Includes lunch, transportation, and all-day teacher and guide. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera. Thurs., Sept. 13 Code: 11528 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (8 a.m. van transportation from Univ. Center Parking Lot) 9 a.m. at SBDNL Visitor Center Auditorium in Empire Instructor: Kerry Kelly $95 ($83 with LIFE Discount)


A Guide to Tree Identification

EESA653

Enhance your hiking, landscaping, and outdoor adventures by learning to identify the beautiful trees and woody shrubs of Northern Michigan. Accurately identify native tree species and their invasive counterparts. Discover their roles in the eco-system and learn key terms, plant classification, principles of identification, and nomenclature in the classroom. Then take to the woods at the 2nd class for a 2-hour guided field walk and hands-on learning that puts your new knowledge to work. Field trip details will be provided in class. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Please purchase and bring the required text to the first class – Trees of Michigan by Linda Kershaw, (approx. $21) available at the NMC bookstore. 2 Wed., Oct. 3 & 10 Code: 7496 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 215 Instructor: Bo Burke $69 ($58 with LIFE Discount) does not include text

Sleeping Bear Dunes— The Big Story (with Fieldtrip)

EESA565

Habitats, creatures, plant life, challenges—how much do you really know about the Lake Michigan shoreline and the 71,000+ acres of national parkland in our backyard? Explore the varied habitat from dunes and forests to wetlands and rivers and the issues facing each including invasive species, climate, and contamination. Discover who lives there—the birds, mammals, fish, and plants. Get updates on the botulism study, Lyme disease, and surveys on Piping Plovers, amphibians, and brook trout. The first two sessions are in the classroom; the last day is a guided fieldtrip experience in the Sleeping Bear Dunes Park (carpools arranged at the 2nd class; cost does not include vehicle entrance fee). 2 Tues., Oct. 9 & 16 Code: 7682 1-3 p.m. and Tues., Oct. 23, 1-5 p.m. University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Kerry Kelly $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., Oct. 11-25 Code: 7685 1-3 p.m. (last class meets 10 a.m.-3 p.m.) Health & Science Bldg. Rm. 117 Instructor: Matt Miller $85 ($71 with LIFE Discount)

LIFE Lunch Fall Series 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: September 21 The Mighty Mac—58 Years Old

EESA655

What an accomplishment—a 5-mile bridge to connect the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan. The fanfare happened in 1957, but long before the first vehicle crossed, it was a concept, thousands of blueprints, and a lengthy process. Join Don Darnton, a Detroit native with northern Michigan ties, to explore the stories of how the Mackinac Bridge came to be. Your next drive across will be far more fascinating! Fri., Sept. 21, Noon-1:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 215 $18 with lunch buffet Code: 7468 $9 without lunch Code: 7469 (bring your own)

LIFE Lunch: October 26 Moomers—15 Years of Ice Cream

EESA661

Join owner and founder of Moomers, Nancy Plummer, for a tasty look into the world of local ice cream. From its popular cow pasture views and long list of flavors, to expansion and national recognition, this is an inspiring local family-business success story. Enjoy samplings along with updates. Fri., Oct. 26, Noon-1:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 215 $18 with lunch buffet Code: 7487 $9 without lunch Code: 7488 (bring your own)

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Natural History of Michigan Rivers

EESA670

Amazing fact—Michigan has over 300 named rivers winding more than 36,000 miles. We know them as wildlife nurseries, as highways, and as reservoirs that have shaped the story of Michigan. Today they continue to provide intrigue and controversy. Explore the rich ecological relationships within the river environment that begins with the glacial process and develop a greater understanding of the river’s role. A local field trip provides a case study. How have our rivers changed over time? What do they hold for the future? The course qualifies towards the Naturalist program. 3 Wed., Oct. 17-31 Code: 7681 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 05 Instructor: Stewart McFerran $85 ($70 with LIFE Discount)

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:

• A Guide to Tree Identification • Natural History of Mich. Rivers • Animal Tracking • Sleeping Bear Dunes • Lake Michigan Shorelines • All Things Fresh Water

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Registration is easy 231-995-1700 Lake Michigan Shoreline Habitats—A One Day On-the-Road Adventure EESA617 Experience up-close some of the habitats along the Lake Michigan shoreline. With Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (SBDNL) as your classroom, learn how the habitats were formed, who lives there, their unique geology, and environmental threats that affect all of the Lake Michigan shoreline—invasive species, development, and climate change. Travel by van to several places to explore habitats, unique spots, and issues. The park adventure begins at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center. Van transportation is provided from the University Center to Empire and throughout the park (you may prefer to meet the group at the Visitor Center). Includes lunch, transportation, and all-day teacher/guide. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Wear hiking shoes for short walks along the beach or through the woods. Thurs., Aug. 16 Code: 11519 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (8 a.m. van transportation from University Center parking lot) 9 a.m. at SBDNL Visitor Center in Empire Instructor: Kerry Kelly $89 ($78 with LIFE Discount)

All Things Fresh Water

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Explore the Great Lakes and waterrelated issues in a series of three critical topics guided by NMC’s Water Studies staff. (More topics to come in future terms.) Topic #1, Deep Dive: Understanding the Great Lakes, looks at the science and technology used to study and monitor the Great Lakes including sonar investigation and remotely operated submarine video. It also includes an exploration of underwater features like shipwrecks and unique geology. Liquid Assets: The Economics of Fresh Water is topic #2 exploring U.S. and global water infrastructure, challenges, and the value of fresh water from the perspective of personal consumption, industrial use, and agricultural needs. The Triple Bottom Line: The Integration of Water, Agriculture, and Energy (#3) looks at regional and global challenges in finding and implementing appropriate technologies to produce energy and food without depleting or diminishing water quality. 3 Thurs., Nov. 1-15 Code: 7497 5-7 p.m. Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112 Instructors: Hans VanSumeren & Constanza Hazelwood $65 ($54 with LIFE Discount)

Common Loons and Sandhill Cranes

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Learn about two of the most beautiful and graceful birds in Michigan through the eyes of nature photographer, Charles St. Charles. One is an incredible diver, faster than a fish under water. The other is a long legged wader that leaps and dances as part of its courting ritual. Both of these birds have claims on the oldest bird alive. Discover facts about their lives and journeys as you watch still and moving images of these majestic birds in local habitats and across the continent. Thurs., Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m. Code: 7498 University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Charles St. Charles $19 (LIFE Discount does not apply)


Grandparenting Pre-school Kids— A Refresher

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Do you find yourself looking after young kids again? Get a practical refresher course discovering what makes today’s preschoolers tick (ages 2-6). Guided by mother and parenting-book author, Heather Shumaker, explore issues including setting limits, sharing, dealing with emotions, anger, and aggression. You’ll also get tips for channeling all that active energy. Although designed for grandparents, the course is open to all caregivers. 2 Thurs., Nov. 1 & 8 Code: 7527 10 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 213 Instructor: Heather Shumaker $45 ($38 with LIFE Discount)

Mind and Memory— Lifelong Brain Fitness

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Research continues to provide new insights into how the brain works, changes, and develops over a lifetime—and the news is good! Mind and Memory is a 5-week program that engages you (and your brain) in learning and implementing healthy brain strategies that will impact your daily life and may help to prevent or delay cognitive decline. Each session is packed with information and interaction and includes a guest speaker who explores one of the pillars of brain health—fitness, brain food, mental workouts, and restoration. Guests include Dr. Judith Kuntz, Laura McCain, Todd Nienhouse, Dr. Sarah Vonderhoff, Jane Pearsall, and Libby Robold. Each workshop includes activities from other core areas creating a holistic learning experience. As a participant, you will be asked to implement strategies during the week. 5 Thurs., Oct. 11-Nov. 8 Code: 7526 1:30-4:15 p.m. Oleson Center Rm. 112 Coordinator: Carol Evans $149 ($126 with LIFE Discount)

Friday, Nov. 16

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Join us for this popular enrichment event! Create your own learning day by selecting three sessions from over 30 unique options about the ever-changing world we live in—from our own challenges to local and regional issues, technology to area attractions, computer skills, wellness, travel, the arts, energy, and more. Community leaders and experts along with NMC faculty present insightful sessions. A get-acquainted lunch break features a convenient box lunch or you may bring your favorite brown bag. Beverages are provided. Session topics will be available mid-October at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. Register now to receive first choice of sessions when the topics are published. Fri., Nov. 16, 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. NMC University Center (Cass Road) $20 - bring your own lunch Code: 7494 $29 - with box lunch Code: 7688 (low-income registration is $10, lunch is $9 additional)

Safe Foreign Travel for 50+

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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. Mon., Oct. 15, 1-4 p.m. Code: 7528 University Center Rm. 213 Instructor: Ed Lee $49 ($44 with LIFE Discount) includes workbook

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. Tues., Oct. 30, 1-4 p.m. Code: 7529 University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Betsy Williams $35 ($29 with LIFE Discount)

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Gentle Yoga

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Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, 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. 13 Tues. Code: 7530 Sept. 11-Dec. 11 (no class Nov. 20) 10:15-11:30 a.m. Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Margaret Magner $115 ($94 with LIFE Discount)

NMC Fitness Center  Membership

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Get your fitness program on track in the updated NMC Fitness Center. This fall 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. See page 65 for details.

Introduction to Meditation

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Regular practice of meditation can improve concentration, reduce stress, heighten your spiritual awareness, and improve your overall productivity. Discover and practice an easy meditation method, which can be performed almost anywhere, without adopting any physical pose. You will learn and practice concentrating, focusing, and stilling the mind by using a simple technique that can be accomplished by anyone regardless of age or physical condition. Wear comfortable clothing. 4 Wed., Oct. 3-24 Code: 7531 6-8 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. 112 Instructor: Elisabeth Treefon $49 ($41 with LIFE Discount)

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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. Mondays and Wednesdays: Pilates for Strength Tuesdays and Fridays: Moderate Aerobics Thursdays: Exercise Ball All options meet 9-10 a.m., Phys. Ed. Gym Instructor: Maggie Quinn Option 1: 9 weeks, Sept. 4-Nov. 2 1-2 days a week: $55 Code: 7590 3-4 days a week: $95 Code: 7591 5 days a week: $115 Code: 7592 Option 2: 7 weeks, Nov. 5-Dec. 21 (no class Nov. 22 & 23) 1-2 days a week: $45 Code: 7593 3-4 days a week: $79 Code: 7594 5 days a week: $95 Code: 7595

Strength Training for 50+

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Stay fit this fall. Each session works all muscle groups to increase strength, improve posture, and provide greater mobility. The 50-minute workout takes place in the air-conditioned NMC Fitness Center. Opt. 1: 9 Mon. & Wed. Code: 7596 Sept. 5-Oct. 31, 8-9 a.m. $89 ($75 with LIFE Discount) Opt. 2: 7 Mon. & Wed. Code: 7597 Nov. 5-Dec. 19, 8-9 a.m. (no class Nov. 21) $75 ($64 with LIFE Discount) Phys. Ed. Rm. 206 Instructor: Maggie Quinn

20th Century Art and Music in America

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The “melting pot” of the United States became fertile ground for an outpouring of creative expression in the 20th century. Visual artists and composers propelled America to the front ranks of the international art scene. Join Lyndon Salathiel and David Parrish for a rollicking excursion through this amazing century. We will explore representative works by Samuel Barber, Charles Ives, Leonard Bernstein, Georgia O’Keefe, Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol, Diego Rivera, Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, and a host of others whose artistic achievements have contributed to the rich cultural heritage that we can experience in our own country. 2 Wed., Nov. 7 & 14 Code: 7534 1-3 p.m. University Center Rm. 05 Instructors: David Parrish & Lyn Salathiel $49 ($41 with LIFE Discount)

Welcome to the Universe! (For an adult and child age 10+)

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Spend a memorable late evening discovering the night sky with a young person at NMC’s Rogers Observatory guided by Michael Foerster, astronomer and NASA Ambassador for the Jet Propulsion Lab. Learn your way around the universe, find constellations, use simple star charts, and observe through the big telescope. You’ll travel from nearby Luna, to the planets, to distant places in space where stars are even now being born—there is so much to discover! Cost includes an adult and young person as well as course materials (supplemental materials will be available for purchase, if desired). You may register an additional young person for $19. Fri., Aug. 17, 9-11 p.m. Code: 11524 Rogers Observatory, Birmley Rd. Instructor: Michael Foerster $39 includes adult and child ($33 with LIFE Discount)


Mah Jongg Madness

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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. 4 Mon., Oct. 1-22 Code: 7532 1-4 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. C Instructor: Pamela Shaberly $69 ($57 with LIFE Discount)

What You Should Know about Major World Religions

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Welcome to the wisdom of the world! Explore Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism from the perspective of wisdom and insights each brings to the story. In addition to the text, we’ll look at sacred texts and stories to deepen our understanding. Discover how people from many backgrounds can benefit from the insights of other traditions. The text will be available at the NMC bookstore: Wisdom of the World, Joan Chittister. 4 Thurs., Nov. 8-Dec. 6 Code: 7505 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Rabbi Chava Bahle $79 ($65 with LIFE Discount) does not include text

Encounter with the Arts Fall 2012 brings a well-known musical to the Old Town Playhouse main stage and a studio theater comedy. Enhance your theater experience by attending a class to explore each work. Then it’s off to the theater. Tickets are included in the price; lunch is also included for the Sunday matinee. Margaret Schaal is the coordinator/instructor for both events. Impossible Dream

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A play-within-a play, Man of LaMancha is based on Cervantes’ Don Quixote—the man with the very famous dream. Explore this classic of Spanish literature and its author along with aspects of this highly acclaimed play. Then enjoy the thrill of opening night even more for knowing its background. Enjoy the pre-show opening night reception along with an exclusive backstage tour after the performance. Thurs., Nov. 1 Code: 7538 1-3 p.m. (classroom) University Center Rm. 208 Fri., Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m. performance $45, includes ticket ($41 with LIFE Discount)

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, 1-5 p.m. Code: 7618 Meet at Horizon Books Shine Café $45 (includes lunch and ticket) ($41 with LIFE Discount)

Creative Readings: Fresh Approaches to Amazing Books of the Bible  EESA667 In each of these fast-paced sessions we will take a fresh look at some of the most intriguing books of the Bible. Using methods like lectio divina, midrash, and bibliodrama, the ancient stories will come alive, challenge our old ways of thinking, and open the imagination. Pre-reading each book will make the sessions more meaningful—Job for week one, Ruth for week two, and Song of Songs for the last week. 3 Thurs., Oct. 11-Nov. 1 Code: 7506 3-5 p.m. (no class Oct. 25) University Center Rm. 219 Instructor: Rabbi Chava Bahle $59 ($49 with LIFE Discount)

Foreign Policy Challenges of the Next Administration

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War with Iran…the spread of religious fundamentalism…another economic downturn…withdrawal from Afghanistan…an assertive Russia, China, India and Pakistan… Spend an evening getting ready for the foreign policy debate leading up to the presidential election. Guided by Jack Segal, a recent senior American diplomat, White House and NATO advisor, we’ll look at the challenges facing the next President and analyze the positions of both candidates. We’ll also look at the advisers surrounding each of them for clues to the foreign policy of the next four years and how it will affect you. Option 1: Tues. Code: 7512 Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 204 Option 2: Tues., Oct. 2 Code: 7513 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 204 Instructor: Jack Segal $35 each option ($29 with LIFE Discount)

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Native American Law and Culture

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Join former Tribal Judge and Tribal Council Member, JoAnne Gasco, with a look at Native law and culture today. Explore tribal law, the court system, and peace-making as well as in-the-news economic/legal issues like casinos, hunting, and fishing. Learn how culture is incorporated into the courtroom. Special guests expand your knowledge of native culture with teachings, philosophy, and stories along with cultural changes that have evolved over time. You’ll even learn a little native language— Odawa. 3 Thurs. Code: 7516 Sept. 27-Oct. 11 9:30 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 213 Instructor: JoAnne Gasco $75 ($62 with LIFE Discount)

The Election and the Constitution

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What an opportune time to actually look at the constitution! Join lawyer and historian, Allen Horstman, to examine the country’s founding document in light of the coming election. What are the issues? What does the Constitution say—or not say? Look at recent high court decisions and some of the issues that lie ahead. If available, bring a copy of the constitution. 3 Fri., Oct. 12-26 Code: 7517 9:30 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 214 Instructor: Allen Horstman, Ph.D. $75 ($62 with LIFE Discount)

What You Need to Know as Your Parents Age

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Too often, a crisis occurs before we realize we need information and help. Creating a two-way, natural, and respectful conversation now with aging parents can be difficult but so very necessary—the conversation about what happens in an emergency, who would be the medical advocate, what are their wishes around care, housing, finances—the list is long. Guided by a long-time nurse, teacher, and patient advocate, you’ll gain insight into aging issues, resources, care, mental capacities, communication, and even the car keys. Leave with practical information, new confidence, and a sense of direction. Tues., Oct. 23 Code: 7541 6-8:30 p.m. Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 101 Instructor: MaryPat Randall $35 ($29 with LIFE Discount)

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. Purchase your opera tickets directly from the State Theater (not included in the cost). Inquire about student discounts when purchasing opera tickets from State Theater. Love & Betrayal

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L’Elisir d’Amore and Otello. With Anna Netrebko as Adina you won’t need a love potion to fall for Donizetti’s comedy but we’ll unravel the plot. You may know Shakespeare’s Othello, but we’ll explore how Verdi adapted the classic play to opera starring Rene Fleming & Thomas Hampson in this new MET production. Fri., Oct. 12, 1-3 p.m. Code: 7499

Two Tempests

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Tempest and Clemeza de Tito. The first “Tempest” is based on Shakespeare’s famous play & stars Simon Keenlyside in Verdi’s masterpiece. The second opera stars Elina Garanca as Vitellia, daughter of a deposed emperor, wielding a storm of love, hate, & assassination around the Emperor Titus in this Mozart opera. Fri. Nov. 9, 1-3 p.m. Code: 7500

Love and Revenge in Boston and Egypt

All Opera Notes classes meet in University Center Rm. 208 Instructor: Margaret Schaal $20 ($17 with LIFE Discount)

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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


Harvesting the Life Story— a Workshop EESA521 Join author and teacher Anne-Marie Oomen for an afternoon designed to begin or continue the process of capturing on paper the stories of your life. From mining your memory to creating the flow of stories and crafting language, you’ll work with writing prompts and approaches to putting words on paper. Explore the use of sensory language and how using the senses brings the reader to the story. You’ll also meet and be inspired by Lifestory instructors Deb Jackson, Joan Sheard, and maybe others. Bring a notebook and pen. Fri., Sept. 21, 9:30-noon Code: 7504 Oleson Center Rm. A/B Instructor: Anne-Marie Oomen $45 ($38 with LIFE Discount)

Writing Your Life Stories EESA116 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. Benzie County residents can receive an additional $40 scholarship through the Council on Aging (contact Dawn Bousamra at the Gathering Place). Option 1: 6 Thurs. Code: 7502 Oct. 4-Nov. 8 2-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 216 Option 2: 6 Wed. Code: 7503 Sept. 12-Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-noon Commission on Aging Admin. Office Conference Rm. (10542 Main St., in Honor) Instructor: Joan Sheard $99 each option ($82 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., Oct. 3-Nov. 7 Code: 7536 3:30-5:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 219 Instructor: Elizabeth Abeel $119 ($97 with LIFE Discount)

Learn to See as an Artist, Part II EESA513 Continue to enhance your ability to access the creative right side of your brain and improve your drawing skills by building on the concepts you’ve learned in Learn to See as an Artist. This course explores the lights and shadows in specific detail which will tie the previously learned four basic perceptions together. A material fee (approximately $28) is payable to the instructor at the second class. Prerequisite: Learn to See as an Artist. 6 Wed., Oct. 3-Nov. 7 Code: 7537 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 219 Instructor: Elizabeth Abeel $119 ($97 with LIFE Discount) (does not include $28 material fee)

The Historical Jesus

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For the last 200 years, scholars have been examining scripture in an effort to separate the Jesus of history from the Christ of faith. However, their work has not been widely shared. Join historian, Allen Horstman, for a study of what we can know of the historical Jesus and how his early followers experienced him and told their story in the gospels. Explore the sources, dates of composition, basic themes, and audiences. The approach is non-sectarian. Bring a Bible. 2 Wed., Oct. 17 & 24 Code: 7540 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 213 Instructor: Allen Horstman $45 ($38 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 Thurs., Nov. 1-15 Code: 7508 10 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 214 Instructor: Fran Perkett $59 ($49 with LIFE discount)

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Global Issues—2012

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Go beyond the sound bytes of today’s issues in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Weekly topics are taken from the Great Decisions briefing books and include: Middle East realignment—what lies ahead; promoting democracy; Mexico—transborder challenges; cybersecurity; the U.S. exit from Afghanistan & Iraq; state of the oceans; Indonesia—it’s emergence and role in the global community; energy geopolitics. The resource materials, published by the Foreign Policy Association, provide impartial and thought-provoking analyses in a written guide complemented by updates and PBS video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $18. Please read the first topic prior to session one Part I: 4 Wed. Code: 7509 Sept. 26-Oct. 17 Part II: 4 Wed. Code: 7510 Oct. 24-Nov. 14 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 214 Discussion Leaders: Nancy Davy, Eleanor Lynn, James McCormick, & Phil Mikesall Cost: each 4-week course: $49 ($42 with LIFE Discount) Cost: 8-week course: $88 ($74 with LIFE Discount) does not include text

America, Israel, Iran, and the Bomb: Are We on the Brink?

Gain insight and up-todate information by participating in this global lecture series hosted by the International Affairs Forum and NMC. Find full details at www.nmc.edu/iaf. Lecture dates and cost are found on page 53.

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As the drift toward war with Iran continues, go beyond the headlines for a deeper understanding. Guided by former National Security Council, NATO advisor and senior diplomat Jack Segal, discuss why Iran continues to pursue a nuclear option, and whether Iranian nuclear weapons are inevitable. Assess what is being done to constrain Iran’s nuclear ambitions and consider what options will confront Israel, Iran’s neighbors, and the U.S. as pressures mount. Consider the potential outcomes of military strikes. This class will consider how oil prices, the “Arab Awakening” and our own security could be affected if the confrontation with Teheran intensifies. 2 Tues., Oct. 23 & 30 Code: 7511 6-8:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 05 Instructor: Jack Segal $59 ($49 with LIFE Discount)

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Can the Middle Class Be Saved?

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Changes in the American economy over the past 40 years have left the once strong American middle class shrunken and under a range of threats. The current ‘Great Recession’ has deepened and hastened trends that have long been at work. Commentators and students of society of all stripes agree on that point. Explore the sources of the threat and what, if anything, might be done about it. Look at the circumstances facing the middle class and examine some of the prominent efforts to understand why things are as they are along with leading proposals to respond to the threat. 2 Thurs., Nov. 8 & 15 Code: 7514 9:30 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Phil Mikesell $59 ($49 with LIFE Discount)

Glimpses of Grand Traverse Past

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Why is a “view of the bay worth half the pay?” Why did pioneers choose this location? How did we change the bay and forests? Did you know about the confrontation with the Ku Klux Klan over a downtown bombing? Do you know the story of Traverse City’s socialist past? Guided by local historian and author, Richard Fidler, discover Traverse City’s stories and the parts that continue to influence us today. Look at early logging, the growth of the fruit industry, expansion of the recreation and resort trade, impact of the car, and development of an industrial economy. Gain insight into historical research tools available today. Optional: Any of the instructor’s three books will provide useful reference. 3 Thurs., Oct. 11-25 Code: 7515 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 219 Instructor: Richard Fidler $59 ($49 with LIFE Discount)


Ethical Will— Legacy of the Heart

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What is your ethical legacy? What will you leave behind (beyond physical things) that family and friends will truly cherish? If you have not yet taken the time to consider your “ethical will”, this will get you started. With deep reflection and good humor we will create lasting messages for those we love about what we value, what we have learned, and our hopes for the world. Through reading, discussion and journaling, we will create a written legacy of the heart. The required text So Grows the Tree - Creating an Ethical Will: The Legacy of Your Beliefs and Values, Life Lessons and Hopes for the Future, by Jo Kline Cebuhar is available at the NMC Bookstore. 3 Tues., Oct. 2-16 Code: 7539 4-6 p.m., University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Rabbi Chava Bahle $59 ($49 with LIFE Discount) does not include text

Ethical Wills: Beyond the Basics

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For those who have already begun the process of thinking about or writing an ethical will, you are ready to focus on diving more deeply into crafting the actual document, using life stories, and exploring values in depth. If you know the basics of the Ethical Will, this course will help you draft the document. Required text, How Then Shall We Live, by Wayne Muller, available at the NMC bookstore. 3 Tues., Nov. 6-20 Code: 7507 4-6 p.m. University Center Rm. 218 Instructor: Rabbi Chava Bahle $59 ($49 with LIFE Discount), does not include text

LIFE Discounts and Scholarships Residents and/or property 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 Scholarship can apply toward any computer course. Call 231-995-1700 or stop by the University Center on Cass Road for a scholarship application.

Computer Life— Practical Skills Beginning Computers

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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: 2 Fri. Code: 11493 Aug. 10 & 17, 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields Option 2: 2 Tues. Code: 7672 Oct. 23 & 30, 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Jane Pearsall $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. 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. Tues., Oct. 9, 1-4 p.m. Code: 7652 University Center Rm. 08 Instructor: Jane Pearsall $39 ($33 with LIFE Discount)

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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 demonstration-only class. Discover why so many are joining these online communities to share interests and activities. Explore whether they are a passing fad or here to stay. Find out how to get started and learn how you can use these sites to connect and reconnect with family and friends. Wed., Oct. 24, 1-4 p.m. Code: 7676 University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Steve Stanton $39 ($33 with LIFE Discount)

Gadgets and Gizmos— Today’s Technology

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Are you curious about Blueray, Bluetooth, and Blackberries? Are Skype, webcams, or smart phones for you? This demonstration-only class offers an opportunity to see a variety of new gadgets in general, learn what they are, and what they do. Specific detailed information will be given to webcams, video chatting, and smart phones. Bring your questions and leave feeling a little less intimidated and a little more comfortable with today’s technology and how it can enhance your life. Wed., Oct. 10, 1-3 p.m. Code: 7675 University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Steve Stanton $29 ($25 with LIFE Discount)

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eBooks on iPads

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Would you like to download eBooks on your iPad? In a step-by-step approach, learn how easy it is to use iBooks, Kindle, and Nook apps to read books on the iPad. In addition, you’ll find out how to use the iPad to check out, download, and read books from Traverse Area District Library’s Overdrive. Please bring your iTunes sign-in and password. To set up library eBooks, library patrons must obtain an online sign-in and password in advance by visiting TADL in person. Make reading eBooks on your iPad easy and fun! Wed., Oct. 3 Code: 7624 10 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 214 Instructor: Kathleen Maxwell $29 ($25 with LIFE Discount)

Getting the Most out of Your iPhone

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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. Option 1: Tues., Code: 7625 Oct. 16, 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 204 Option 2: Thurs., Code: 7626 Nov. 15, 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 06 Instructor: Steve Stanton $39 each option ($33 with LIFE Discount)

Using iPads/iPhones to Connect with Family and Friends

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iPads and iPhones, with built in cameras, are perfect to keep in touch with family and friends. Learn to set up Facetime to talk face-to-face with your loved ones with one click using built-in video. Take a photo and send it instantly via email or messaging. Organize your photos into albums and share them via Dropbox. In a relaxed, step-by-step approach, you will set-up and practice each of these easy ways to connect with family and friends. Wed., Oct. 10 Code: 7627 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 214 Instructor: Kathleen Maxwell $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. Tues., Nov. 20, 1-4 p.m. Code: 7623 University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Steve Stanton $39 ($33 with LIFE Discount)


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. Option 1: Fri., Sept. 21 Code: 7673 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 11 Option 2: Thurs. Code: 7674 Oct. 25, 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 11 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $39 each option ($33 with LIFE Discount)

PowerPoint for Fun

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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. Tues., Oct. 16, 1-4 p.m. Code: 7646 University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Jane Pearsall $39 ($33 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. Fri., Dec. 7, 1-4 p.m. Code: 7677 University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields $39 ($33 with LIFE Discount)

Buying and Selling Like an eBay Pro

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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., Oct. 17, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7664 University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Chris Doyal $45 ($38 with LIFE Discount)

Essential Computer Skills: Typing, Computer Keyboarding, and Data Entry EESA378 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. 2 Thurs. Code: 7653 Oct. 4 & 11, 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 206 Instructor: Tina Norris Fields Instructor: Diane Kimmel $59 ($49 with LIFE Discount)

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Personal Interest Culinary Creative Arts Music Local and Global Issues Language and Culture Literature and Writing Financial Planning

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 aficioBest of 2012 nados in a stateof-theart classroom kitchen, each class features up-to-date culinary tips and tasty recipes. 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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Taste of Italy: Regional Pastas

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Join Chef Janene Silverman as she shares her culinary experiences gained from her years living in Italy. Come get your hands sticky and give your biceps a workout kneading flour and eggs to form artisan pastas from a variety of Italian regions: trennete by twisting small pieces of pasta as in Liguria, stangozzi by rolling thin strands as in Umbria, and agnolotti by filling and pinching as in Piemonte. Toss with our own local ingredients and extra virgin olive oil for a delicious meal. Venite, imparate e mangiate! Buon Apetito! Thurs., Aug. 9, 6-9 p.m. Code: 11429 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Janene Silverman $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. Option 1: Sat., Aug. 18 Code: 11526 1-4 p.m. Option 2: Sat., Oct. 27 Code: 7367 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Misaeng Suh Liggett $69 each option

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Meatless Mondays are here to stay! Going meatless at least once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions. Discover new recipes, using locally grown ingredients that make it easy to integrate delectable protein-rich meals into your weekly menus. Learn to prepare beet hummus, creamy polenta with a summer vegetable ragout, and zucchini pancakes topped with fresh basil and tomatoes. Join the bandwagon for a healthier planet and a healthier you! Bring food containers for some delicious take home treats. Mon., Sept. 17, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7369 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Kate MacKenzie $65

Curds and Whey Workshop

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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 ricotta, Indian paneer, Greek-style feta, chevre 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. Wed., Sept. 19, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7366 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Nancy Krcek Allen $69

Save the date - Saturday, February 9

Come and enjoy a Saturday of demonstrations and food discovery while NMC’s culinary instructors, 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. Of course, there will be tastings throughout! Save the date for this popular event; registration will begin in November.

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Village Wine and Walking Tour

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You’ve heard the buzz, now experience it firsthand. Enjoy a walking tour of the historic Village at Grand Traverse Commons (former State Hospital), led by developer Ray Minervini. Observe some of the completed and uncompleted areas as he provides a candid account of the Village, illuminating its history and his vision for its future. You’ll also get a behind the scenes tour of one of the renovated buildings, the former laundry room and now Left Foot Charley Winery. Join winemaker and owner, Bryan Ulbrich, on the patio (weather permitting) to learn about and, of course, taste some of Left Foot Charley’s best wines. You must be 21. Fri., Sept. 14 Code: 7368 5:30-7:30 p.m. Meet at Left Foot Charley Winery (806 Red Dr. #100) at Grand Traverse Commons Instructor: Bryan Ulbrich & Ray Minervini $45

Fish for Dinner

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Take the stress and guess out of fish preparation in this skillet-to-plate workshop. Chef and restaurant owner Mickey Cannon highlights four favorite fish based on market availability, but often including salmon and whitefish. You’ll learn to sauté, panfry, and grill fish for quick, easy preparation. Learn to enhance flavors with infused oils and simple sauces. You’ll get tips for selecting good fish and techniques for cutting. You’ll also create complementary sides. Tues., Sept. 18, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7370 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Mickey Cannon $79

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

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., Sept. 25, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7371 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Brian Kissel $69

Gluten-Free Baked Goodies

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Explore baked treats that are flavorful, have great texture, and are glutenfree! Experience resulting textures produced from a combination of flours used in a variety of recipes that include a fluffy and moist blueberry muffin, a flaky cherry studded scone with a delicately crunchy, goldenbrown top, and a classic cranberry and orange quick bread, where you’ll use sorghum flour to give this bread its body. For the finale, fall in love an ultra-chewy chocolate cookie that has no added fat! Wed., Sept. 26, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7372 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Cheryl Janz $69

Taste of Japan

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Discover authentic Japan! Learn the basics of Japanese home cooking and explore its culture through its cuisine. Create traditional dishes under the expert guidance of Chef Misaeng Suh, a Japanese native. Learn how to make dashi, a rich and flavorful stock that serves as the basis for many dishes. Master the art of tempura using vegetables and shrimp complete with dipping sauce. You will also prepare miso soup, teriyaki chicken, and green bean salad with sesame dressing. Sat., Sept. 29 Code: 7373 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Misaeng Suh $69

Street Food: A World Tour

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Explore the authentic tastes of the ready-to-eat street food scene without ever boarding a plane. These fun foods are sometimes quick, but always transferable to the home kitchen as appetizers and main course ideas. Recipes include Bulgogi - Korean Beef Tacos, Vietnamese Prawn Cakes, Paper Wrapped Chicken, and Thai Green Papaya Salad where the tart flavor of the papaya combines well with the spice of red chili pepper and the saltiness of shrimp paste, plus the sweetness of honey. Enjoy each culture’s distinct spices and flavors found in their local food carts and outdoor market stalls. Tues., Oct. 2, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7374 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Pete Peterson $69

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A World of Spices— The Reason to Season

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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. Wed., Oct. 3, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7375 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Brian Kissel $69

Vegan Entrees

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Discover dishes that are nutritious, look great, and taste even better. Prepare a zesty porcini mushroom and almond burger with pomegranate ketchup and mesculan salad. Pumpup the flavors in a roasted vegetable pot pie with an herbed infused sauce and topped with a flaky sweet potato biscuit. Veggie tacos take on a new meaning with marinated and grilled vegetables as the flavor base to which you add a rich spread that provides a triple hit of smoky flavor from grilled eggplant, ancho chilies, and smoked Spanish paprika. With these recipes, no one can say that vegetables are boring and tasteless. Thurs., Oct. 4, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7376 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Cheryl Janz $69

Cake and Cookie Decorating Classes Indulge your desire to decorate! Basic Cake Decorating EEFO123 This is the perfect place to start! Come learn to level, tort, fill, and frost the perfect cake. Create a beautiful shell border, and decorate shaped and character cakes using the star fill-in technique. Learn to make a beautiful rose! Basic supplies will be provided for use at class. Bring an unfrosted, two-layered cake to each class, along with 1 cup of filling like jam or jelly. 2 Thurs. Code: 7361 Sept. 20 & 27, 6-9 p.m. Oleson Center Rm. 129 Instructor: Julia Slack $55

Cupcakes: Sweet Inspirations (For an adult and child age 9+)

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You and your child will have a blast decorating cupcakes with colorful and whimsical designs: clowns, ladybugs, pigs and more. Learn the tricks the pros use get hands-on practice making and coloring buttercream icing and using a pastry bag with a variety of tips. Bring a dozen cupcakes and your appetite. Icing and tips are provided. Sat., Oct. 20 Code: 7365 9 a.m.-noon Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Julia Slack $49 (includes 1 adult & 1 child)

Create a Gingerbread House— (For an Adult and Child Age 8+) See page 45 for details.

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The Wedding Cake

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Are you interested in making the wedding cake for your daughter, sister, friend, or even yourself? If you have basic cake decorating skills, you can do it! Gain confidence with frosting and cake construction. Learn how to dismantle, transport, set it up on site, and cut the cake to serve. Supply list is mailed before class begins. Wed., Oct. 10, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7362 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Julia Slack $35

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 upcoming holidays. Option 1: Wed., Code: 7363 Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m. Option 2: Sat., Code: 7364 Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-noon Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Julia Slack $39 each option


Fall Pies from Scratch

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Spend an evening learning to create great tasting pies—from the season’s apple harvest to pumpkin cream pie. Begin by sampling a homemade savory pot pie as you learn several different crust recipes and techniques for working with dough. Explore filling options and thickening methods as well as baking and cooling essentials. Try a variety of creative ways to top your individual pies like lattice, leaves, and crumb top. Enjoy sampling and leave with a small takehome pie. Mon., Oct. 8, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7377 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Nikki Lennox $69

Yeast Breads— Fast and Easy

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Can you really make artisan yeast bread in a few minutes? Yes, indeed! Learn and practice the techniques described in the popular book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Mix up different kinds of bread dough, including a white artisan bread, wheat, and peasant multi-grain with some flavorful additions, like herbs and olives. Learn how to form the dough into a boule. Enjoy the aroma and taste of freshly baked bread in class, and take home a batch of dough along with your new-found skills to share with family and friends. Thurs., Oct. 11 Code: 7378 6-8:30 p.m. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Nan Horstman $59

Cooking without a Recipe

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Are you looking for a way to address the what-will-we-have-tonight quandary? Explore a few simple techniques which can be used with a variety of ingredient combinations. Gain confidence in knowing how to look in your pantry and visualize a dish. Learn how to prepare dishes based on available ingredients and simple cooking techniques, not on recipes you’ve got to look up and ingredients you’ll need to shop for. Discover how to adapt basic recipes (the proteinadaptable weeknight stir-fry, for example), into gourmet meals (such as stir-fried chicken with asparagus and mushrooms). Mon., Oct. 15, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7379 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructors: Eric Patterson & Jennifer Blakeslee $75

Spanglish Cooking

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Explore the origins of traditional Mexican foods as you learn how to make tamales from start to finish. Find out how to select the right corn husk, or hojas, then discover the secret to preparing the masa to the right consistency. A homemade salsa blends the right mix of flavors and ingredients to complement the chicken filling. Pick up a few tips on how to assemble and steam the tamales before sampling your creations. Tues., Oct. 16, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7380 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Anna Serrano $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., Oct. 18, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7381 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Laura McCain $65

Stuffed Pasta Italian Style

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Create authentic cuisine with shapes, fillings, and flavors from specific regions of Italy—Ravioli, Mezzuluna, Agnolotti, and Tortelloni. Chef and restaurant owner Mickey Cannon guides you through the process from making dough to shaping, filling, cooking, saucing, and presentation. You’ll create a variety of tasty fillings using vegetables, chicken, seafood, and meats as well as sauces for each. You will enjoy a memorable feast with plenty left to take home. Tues., Oct. 23, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7384 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Mickey Cannon $69

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Authentic Thai Cuisine

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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., Oct. 25, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7385 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Siranee McMillan $69

Bring a take-home container to your cooking class Savory Quick Breads

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Quick breads are loaves leavened with baking powder instead of yeast and they make a great base to try your hand at mixing flavors and textures. Create five savory versions to complement your favorite fall recipes starting with Jalapeno-corn-beer bread, a buttery onion-poppy seed loaf, and apple-cheddar. For an unbeatable appetizer, you’ll make a pepperoni pizza bread. And the fifth bread is similar to a French gateaux, French ham and cheese and it can be eaten for breakfast, snack time, or as a light lunch served along with a salad. Thurs., Nov. 1, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7386 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Cheryl Janz $69

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Kids in the Kitchen: Breakfast of Champions (Grades 1–4)

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Monster toast, fruit smoothies, and apple honey pancakes – what a great way to start your day! Spend the morning in a big shiny kitchen learning about fruits and grains. You’ll measure them, mix them, blend them, and especially sample them. You’ll also learn how to be safe in the kitchen while having fun. Note: NMC cooking classes are not appropriate for kids with food allergies. Sat., Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-noon Code: 7690 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Rebecca Walters $39

Soufflés Simplified

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Take the mystery out of making soufflés. Discover how to make a perfect béchamel sauce, the basis for most soufflés. You will also learn to make pastry cream, used not only in dessert soufflés, but in many fancy pastries. Prepare flavoring ingredients whether making the classic and savory cheese or spinach soufflé or a dark chocolate sweet soufflé. Sample your creations and take at least one soufflé home to enjoy. Mon., Nov. 5, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7387 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Nikki Lennox $69

Sensational Holiday Sides

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So, you’ve been asked to bring a side dish to the holiday dinner. Bring some new tastes as you learn new approaches to traditional foods. Explore fresh flavor combinations and pick up cooking techniques and tips with recipes that include rich and creamy camembert mashed potatoes, sweet and sassy apple-sage muffins, and tart cranberry and cherry chutney. You’ll also gain new ideas for sweet potatoes and root vegetables. Thurs., Nov. 8, 6-9 pm Code: 7389 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Nan Horstman $69

Holiday Roulades

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Roulades, or jelly rolls in America, are sponge cake rolled around a filling. Get comfortable with this technique as you create these elegant desserts with three different fillings; a spicy Pumpkin Roulade with a light texture cake and a filling that provides a great alternative to pumpkin pie, a Lemon Roulade filled with a tart curd is a little reminder of summer, and the finale is a Chocolate Raspberry Roulade filled with chocolate-covered meringue and fresh raspberries. Impress your guests when you serve these roulades for any special occasion or holiday meal! Mon., Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7390 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Cheryl Janz $69

Wine and Chocolate— The Perfect Pair

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Join chocolatier Mimi Wheeler and winemaker Mark Johnson for a memorable tasting experience. You’ll learn to enhance your enjoyment of both of these “food groups” as you explore similarities and differences in describing taste, aroma, and texture. Mimi takes you on a chocolate journey to discover cocoa content and factors that influence flavor. Mark provides insights into winemaking and subtleties of the tasting experience. Discover combinations of confections and wines that will dazzle guests (and your palate). Cost includes chocolates and wines. Fri., Nov. 16 Code: 7392 6-8:30 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. C Instructors: Mark Johnson & Mimi Wheeler $49


Great Soups and Sauces EEFO258 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. Mon., Nov. 7, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7388 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Brian Kissel $65

The Tuscan Grill

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Barbeques are not just for summer! Grilling meat and vegetables over an open fire is an ancient custom in Italy. The stars of this cookout are refined Tuscan favorites, including one amazing steak. Create a rendition of a classic antipasto of grilled marinated vegetables with fresh mozzarella where fresh herbs infuse the olive oil marinade then doubles as the dressing. Savor the flavors in a grilled Flank Steak with Arugula and Parmesan cheese. Serve with lightly grilled flatbread for a delicious dinner. Tues., Nov. 13, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7391 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Mickey Cannon $69

Pad Thai and More!

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Experience the foods of Southeast Asia as the instructor, Kate MacKenzie, did on sabbatical when she took a series of food courses while in Thailand. Explore the tastes and heat of this region while you create a complete meal including an appetizer of fresh shrimp spring rolls with hoisin ginger dipping sauce. Learn the secret of Pad Thai and find out why this sautéed noodle dish is a favorite food staple. Enjoy the recipes of this tantalizing experience whether you are a vegetarian or meat eater. Tues., Nov. 27, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7393 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Kate MacKenzie $69

Make the Holidays special with new recipes Create a Gingerbread House—

Italian Wine Dinner

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When people think about Italian Food, they think red sauces and red wines, but Italy’s food and drink are much more varied than that! Discover and prepare delectable delights to pair with wines from all regions of Italy. Enjoy a glass of Sangiovese with the sweet sausage and fire roasted peppers of Pollo di Scarpariello. Pair Chianti with Tagliatelle Bolognese and savor how it makes the sauce richer and deeper in flavor. Top off the evening with a classic Italian dessert and Moscato d’Asti. Tues., Dec. 4, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7396 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Mickey Cannon $69

Child Age 8+)

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Make a gingerbread house from scratch for the holidays with a cool kid of your choice! The two of you will roll up your sleeves on Friday evening, in the Oleson Center kitchen to bake gingerbread, prepare frosting to hold your winter wonderland together, and start to assemble your structure. Saturday morning, the gingerbread is ready to ice and decorate with gum drops, melted suckers for windows, and more for your designer edible house. A variety of candies will be provided but feel free to bring your own special pieces. Enjoy it as holiday décor or a family feast. Cost includes one adult and one child. Bring a cookie sheet or board to serve as a base for your 9x11-inch house. Fri., Nov. 30, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7394 and Sat., Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m.-noon Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Mary Reh $99 (includes one adult and one child)

Appetizers for the Holidays EEFO368

Prepare and sample tasty appetizers that are great “do ahead” creations for those busy days when you are feeling stressed yet want to wow your guests! Chefs Jennifer Blakeslee and Eric Patterson of The Cooks’ House will guide your preparation of delicious dips, salads, appetizers, and other savory edibles. Leave with new ideas and a better understanding of the “what flavors work well together” theory for your upcoming holiday entertaining. Mon., Dec. 3, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7395 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructors: Eric Patterson & Jennifer Blakeslee $75

Polish Cooking for the Holidays

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The holidays will be here before you know it. Would you like to create or recreate the traditional Polish holiday dinner? Learn how to prepare food for Wygilia—Christmas Eve dinner. Work side by side with Brigette and Zofia to make czerwong (beet soup), krokety (sauerkraut crepes), rolada rybna (fish rolade), and uski (mushroom pierogi). Learn a little about the culture and language while you share your holiday traditions from the old country. Bring an apron, take home containers, and a healthy appetite. Thurs., Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7397 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Brigette Barbas & Zofia Slupecki $69

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Creative Arts Watercolor: Capturing Mist and Fog over Area Lakes

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Join well-known artist, Carolyn Scott Risk, in a revision of this popular class. Discover how to create mist and fog in your waterscapes. While reviewing watercolor basics, learn to successfully paint a simple water scene including landscape elements of sky, hills, and water. Explore composition, form, color, and shapes as they flow to make a work of art. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, you’ll learn simple techniques to make your paintings unique. A supply list will be mailed prior to the first class. Bring photos, if possible. 2 Mon. Code: 7403 Oct. 22 & 29, 1-5 p.m. Oleson Center Rm. 112 Instructor: Carolyn Scott Risk $105 ($86 with LIFE Discount)

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: 7404 Sept. 25-Oct. 9, 1-4 p.m. Oleson Center Rm. 112 Instructor: Joan Richmond $115

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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., Oct. 3-Nov. 7 Code: 7536 3:30-5:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 219 Instructor: Elizabeth Abeel $119

Stained Glass: A Hands-on Introduction EEAC546 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. 4 Mon. Code: 7405 Sept. 24-Oct. 15, 6-9 p.m. Meets at Stained Glass Cabinet Co. (4160 E. M-72 in Acme) Instructor: Shirley Triplett $95 (does not include supplies)

Stained Glass Sampler

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Are you fascinated with stained glass but afraid to take on the commitment of time, money, and space? Spend a Saturday morning exploring this craft with a demonstration of various techniques, a trunk show of many different finished projects, and an opportunity to try your hand at it as you create a small stained glass art piece. There will be time to discuss everything you ever wanted to know about the art. Tools and materials will be provided. Take home your finished art piece to keep or give as a gift. Sat., Nov. 3 Code: 7406 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meets at Stained Glass Cabinet Co. (4160 E. M-72 in Acme) Instructor: Shirley Triplett $49 (includes all materials)

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: 7407 Oct. 2 & 4, 6-9 p.m. Oleson Center Rm. C Instructor: Debra Anton-Coburn $95, includes materials


Photography Understanding Your DSLR Camera

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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. Tues., Sept. 18, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7408 University Center Rm. 09 Instructor: Chris Doyal $45

Understanding Your Digital Point-and-Shoot Camera EEAC639 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. Wed., Sept. 26, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7410 University Center Rm. 09 Instructor: Chris Doyal $45

Professional Techniques for the Average Photographer

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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., Oct. 11, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7414 University Center Rm. 207 Instructor: Charles St. Charles $45

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 Close-up Photography EEAC687 Ramp up your macro photography and save $5 on each one. 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. Thurs., Oct. 4, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7413 University Center Rm. 207 Instructor: Adam VanHouten $45

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 handson 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., Oct. 18, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7415 University Center Rm. 207 Instructor: Charles St. Charles $45

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Photo Walk at Grand Traverse Commons

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Do you want to take photographs that are more poignant? A photo walk is a great way to gain confidence and practice skills so you’ll be ready on your next adventure or vacation. Stroll around the Grand Traverse Commons side-by-side with photographer, Adam VanHouten and learn how to see photographic opportunities in any location. Acquire valuable tips and proven techniques that will help you capture the world around you like a professional. End with a chance to critique the day’s photo shoot. You should be familiar with your camera and have basic photography knowledge. Sat., Oct. 13 Code: 7417 9 a.m.-noon, Meet at Cuppa Joe’s at Grand Traverse Commons (1200 W. 11th St., Ste. 101, TC) Instructor: Adam VanHouten $49

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography

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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. Thurs., Nov. 1, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7420 Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: John Robert Williams $49

Going Pro— A Photography Panel

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., Oct. 25, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7419 University Center Rm. 207 Instructor: Charles St. Charles $45

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Better Portrait Photography

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Are you thinking about Photography as a possible career? Would you like to make income from your photos? Join Professional Photographer, Charles St. Charles and a diverse group of other award-winning local photographers in a panel discussion of how they got their start, educational backgrounds, recommended equipment, pros and cons of owning your own business, and many other things you’ll want to know before going pro! Panel includes portrait photographer, John Robert Williams; Record Eagle sports photographer, Jan-Michael Stump; commercial & underwater photographer, Chris Doyal; wedding photographer, Melisa McKolay; and nature photographer, Kimberli Bindschatel. Thurs., Nov. 8, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7430 Oleson Center Rm. B Instructor: Charles St. Charles $49

Transform Your Ordinary Photographs

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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 statements. Create black and white photographs while leaving one object in color, retouch the skin and eyes in portraits, and change photographs into sketches and oil paintings. Bring a flash drive with a variety of digital pictures for the projects mentioned above and be ready to get creative. Wed., Nov. 14, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7431 University Center Rm. 205 Instructor: Adam VanHouten $49

Nature Photography

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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., Nov. 15, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7432 University Center Rm. 207 Instructor: Charles St. Charles $49

iPhotography Basics

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The iPhone camera is a wonderful tool to capture photographs on the go. Its ease of use and portability make it a popular choice. Learn the step-by-step process of taking pictures and sharing them via e-mail and text messaging. Discover techniques to improve image quality with a review of editing apps. Bring your iPhone. Thurs., Oct. 25 6-9 p.m. Code: 7433 University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Steve Stanton $39


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., Sept. 12-Oct. 17 Code: 7434 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., Oct. 6 Code: 7435 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., Sept. 18, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7436 University Center Rm. 1 Instructor: Tonja Carlson $39, includes supplies

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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., Sept. 25, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7437 University Center Rm. 01 Instructor: Tonja Carlson $49 (includes all materials)

Earrings, Earrings, Earrings

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Add to your earring collection while you take your jewelry making skills up a notch. You’ll create at least three different pairs of earrings building on the skills you learned in Beginning Jewelry Making. You will make a basic bent elbow wire earring and clusters on a head pin. Find out how to creatively combine some items, including found objects, in untraditional ways. Bring your imagination and your reading glasses for fine detail work. Supply list will be sent prior to class. Tues., Oct. 2, 6:30-9 p.m. Code: 7441 University Center Rm. 01 Instructor: Tonja Carlson $35, includes all materials

Jewelry Wire Wrapping

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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. Wed., Oct. 17, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7442 University Center Rm. 06 Instructor: Deni Whaley $39

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Woodturning Basics

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Learn to turn! You’ll receive complete personal instruction on lathe-turned wood items, concentrating on faceplate turning of bowls. Compared to other kinds of woodworking, lathe work gives instant gratification. An emphasis on safety and control brings out the real fun in turning. View the instructor’s lathe-turned sculpture at www.lylejamieson.com. Bring a sack lunch both days. Option 1: Thurs. & Fri. Code: 7444 Oct. 25 & 26, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Option 2: Sat. & Sun. Code: 7445 Oct. 27 & 28, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Meet at the instructor’s workshop, 285 Lauri-Wil Lane, Traverse City (Spider Lake area) Instructor: Lyle Jamieson $225 each option (materials and use of tools provided)

Pottery Techniques

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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., Sept. 12-Oct. 31 Code: 7456 6-9 p.m. Fine Arts Pottery Studio Rm. 135 Instructor: Michael Torre $215

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Rag Rug Braiding

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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., Sept. 20 Code: 7457 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Oct. 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 01 Instructor: Lori O’Neil $39 (does not include materials)

Learn to Sew!

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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. 4 Wed., Oct. 17-Nov. 7 Code: 7458 6:30-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 05 Instructor: Pat Samborski $79

Winter Greenery for the Holidays

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Fresh fragrant greens, often from your own backyard, are a significant part of winter home decorating. Learn key floral design techniques to create beautiful arrangements to last throughout the holiday season. See page 57 for details.

Drawing I

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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 Tues. & Thurs. Code: 7321 Aug. 28-Dec. 11 3:10-5:10 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 130 Instructor: Sue Kopka $359 (does not include text)

Photo I (Lecture/Lab)

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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. Option 1: 15 Fri., Code: 7322 Aug. 31-Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Instructor: Sue Kopka Option 2: 15 Mon/Wed Code: 7323 Aug. 27-Dec. 12, 3:10-5:10 p.m. Scholars Hall Rm. 32 (lower level) Instructor: Sheila Stafford $425 each option (does not include text)


Music

20th Century Art and Music in America

Beginning Guitar

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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., Oct. 3-24 Code: 7459 6:30-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 1 Instructor: Gael Eschelweck $79

Percussion Ensemble—High School, College, Adult

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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. 13 Mon., Sept. 10-Dec. 3 Code: 7460 6-7:30 p.m. Meet at The Beat Lab (3041 N. Garfield Rd.) Instructor: Brad Novak $185

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The “melting pot” of the United States became fertile ground for an outpouring of creative expression in the 20th century. Visual artists and composers propelled America to the front ranks of the international art scene. Join Lyndon Salathiel and David Parrish for a rollicking excursion through this amazing century. We will explore representative works by Samuel Barber, Charles Ives, Leonard Bernstein, Georgia O’Keefe, Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol, Diego Rivera, Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, and a host of others whose artistic achievements have contributed to the rich cultural heritage that we can experience in our own country. 2 Wed., Nov. 7 & 14 Code: 7534 1-3 p.m. University Center Rm. 05 Instructors: David Parrish & Lyn Salathiel $49

Flute Choir for Adults

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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., Sept. 14-Nov. 16 Code: 7462 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., Sept. 12-Oct. 10 Code: 7463 5:30-6:45 p.m. University Center Rm. 05 Instructor: Kathleen Merrill Leach $129 (does not include text)

Improve Your Sight Reading and Learn to Harmonize EEAC538 Learn basic skills for beginners or returning students who want to learn or improve sight reading vocal music. Learn key signatures, singing intervals, reading pitch and rhythm notation. Students should be able to match pitches vocally. 5 Wed., Sept. 12-Oct. 10 Code: 7465 7-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 05 Instructor: Kathleen Merrill Leach $105

NMC Children’s Choir 2012-2013 (Grades K–9)

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NMC Grand Traverse Chorale

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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: 7324 Aug. 27-Dec. 10 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 115 Instructor: Jeffrey Cobb $65

NMC Chamber Singers

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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: 7325 Aug. 27-Dec. 12 5:30-7 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 115 Instructor: Jeffrey Cobb $85

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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, please call 995-1325. 15 Tues. Code: 7326 Aug. 30-Dec. 6 7:30-9:30 p.m. Milliken Auditorium Instructor: John Beery $65

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

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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., Aug. 28-Dec. 11 Code: 7330 7-9 p.m., location to be arranged Instructor: Mike Hunter $95

NMC Jazz Band

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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., Aug. 27-Dec. 10 Opt. 1: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Code: 7327 Opt. 2: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Code: 7328 Fine Arts Rm. 102 Instructor: Mike Hunter $65 each option

Applied 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 the Music Department 15 half-hour lessons: $345 15 one-hour lessons: $679


Global and National Issues Foreign Policy Challenges of the Next Administration EESA597 War with Iran…the spread of religious fundamentalism…another economic downturn…withdrawal from Afghanistan…an assertive Russia, China, India and Pakistan… Spend an evening getting ready for the foreign policy debate leading up to the presidential election. Guided by Jack Segal, a recent senior American diplomat, White House and NATO advisor, we’ll look at the challenges facing the next President and analyze the positions of both candidates. We’ll also look at the advisers surrounding each of them for clues to the foreign policy of the next four years and how it will affect you. Option 1: Tues. Code: 7512 Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 204 Option 2: Tues., Oct. 2 Code: 7513 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 204 Instructor: Jack Segal $35 each option

The Election and the Constitution

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What an opportune time to actually look at the constitution! Join lawyer and historian, Allen Horstman, to examine the country’s founding document in light of the coming election. See page 34 for details.

Global Issues—2012

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Go beyond the sound bytes of today’s issues in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. See page 36 for details.

Can the Middle Class Be Saved?

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Changes in the American economy over the past 40 years have left the once strong American middle class shrunken and under a range of threats. See page 36 for details.

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. Find full details at www.nmc.edu/iaf. The 2012-2013 lecture series dates (all Thursdays) are: Sept. 20 – “The Arab People Are Speaking—But What Are They Really Saying?” with Dr. Ellen Lust, Associate Professor, Yale University. Oct. 18 – “Could Greece’s Tragedy Spell Trouble for America?”  with former U.S. Ambassador to Greece, Tom Miller. Nov. 15 – “One Michigander Making a World of Difference in Southern Africa” Dr. Terrie E. Taylor, Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine, MSU. Feb. 21 (Professor Joshua Rovner of the Naval War College); March 21 (Ambassador Robert E. Gribbin, served in Africa); April 18; May 16 (Ambassador Mel Levitsky, Professor of International Relations, Gerald R. Ford School’s International Policy Center); and June 20, 2013 All lectures in the Milliken Auditorium. Refreshments/reception begins at 5:15 followed by the speaker at 6 p.m. Individual lecture tickets are $10. 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 on the website at www.nmc.edu/ees. To receive a complete schedule, or for tickets, please call the EES office at (231) 995-1700.

America, Israel, Iran, and the Bomb: Are We on the Brink?

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As the drift toward war with Iran continues, go beyond the headlines for a deeper understanding. Guided by former National Security Council, NATO advisor and senior diplomat Jack Segal, discuss why Iran continues to pursue a nuclear option, and whether Iranian nuclear weapons are inevitable. Assess what is being done to constrain Iran’s nuclear ambitions and consider what options will confront Israel, Iran’s neighbors, and the U.S. as pressures mount. Consider the potential outcomes of military strikes. This class will consider how oil prices, the “Arab Awakening” and our own security could be affected if the confrontation with Teheran intensifies. 2 Tues., Oct. 23 & 30 Code: 7511 6-8:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 05 Instructor: Jack Segal $59

Language and Culture Beginning Russian

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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: 7466 Sept. 17-Nov. 19 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Zlata Champion $139 (does not include text and CD)

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Beginning Arabic

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Learn the basics of this widely-spoken and important language and gain insights into the fascinating culture of its speakers. You will learn to read and write the Arabic alphabet (not as hard as you may think) while developing speaking skills and listening comprehension. You will learn greetings and be able to carry on simple conversations involving everyday situations that will be useful for travel, work, or the curious mind. The text and CD may be purchased at the NMC bookstore (995-1285). 10 Thurs. Code: 7467 Sept. 13-Nov. 15 6:30-9 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 102 Instructor: David Van Hammen $149 (does not include text & CD)

Beginning French

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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 (9951285). 9 Tues., Sept. 18-Nov. 13 Code: 7470 6-7:30 p.m. Biederman Bldg. Rm. 105 Instructor: Madame Der-Boghossian Parker $119 (does not include text & CD)

Conversational Spanish I

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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: 7471 Sept. 13-Nov. 15 6:30-8:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 05 Instructor: Kristine Dietrich $139 (does not include text and CD)

Conversational Spanish II

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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., Sept. 12-Nov. 14 Code: 7472 7-9 p.m. (no class Oct. 31) Beckett Bldg. Rm. 216 Instructor: Yvette Babin-Ringsmuth $129 (does not include text and CD)

Conversational Spanish III

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Keep your Spanish skills current. 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 build confidence in the spoken language. 9 Thurs., Sept. 13-Nov. 15 Code: 7473 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (no class Nov. 1) University Center Rm. 219 Instructor: Yvette Babin-Ringsmuth $129

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Conversational Spanish IV

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Increase your Spanish skills with this new course open to anyone who has completed Conversational Spanish III or is already at a conversational level. Increase your vocabulary, improve your pronunciation, and gain confidence in the spoken language through weekly planned topic conversation. Bring your Spanish textbook from previous class. 9 Tues., Sept. 11-Nov. 13 Code: 7474 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (no class Oct. 30) University Center Rm. 214 Instructor: Yvette Babin-Ringsmuth $129

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: 7475 Sept. 24-Oct. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 103 Instructor: Leanne Baumeler $139 (does not include text)


English as a Second Language— Intermediate Level

Self-Publishing Using Online Technologies 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. Bring your textbook, Excellent English 2 or order book when registering for $34. 9 Mon. & Thurs. Code: 7475 Sept. 10-Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m. University Center Rm. 06 Instructor: Laura Rozeboom $169

Literature and Writing Blogshop: Creative Workshop for Bloggers

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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 Thurs., Sept. 20-Oct. 4 Code: 7477 6-8:30 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 217 Instructor: Allison Leigh Peters $89

EECO319

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., Oct. 3, 6-8 p.m. Code: 7478 Beckett Bldg. Rm. 215 Instructor: Heather Shaw $29

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., Oct. 10, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7479 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., Oct. 17, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7480 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., Oct. 16-Nov. 13 Code: 7481 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 8 Instructor: Stephen Lewis $99

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Harvesting the Life Story— a Workshop EESA521

Turning your Book into a Book Deal

Join author and teacher Anne-Marie Oomen for an afternoon designed to begin or continue the process of capturing on paper the stories of your life. From mining your memory to creating the flow of stories and crafting language, you’ll work with writing prompts and approaches to putting words on paper. Explore the use of sensory language and how using the senses brings the reader to the story. You’ll also meet and be inspired by Lifestory instructors Deb Jackson, Joan Sheard, and maybe others. Bring a notebook and pen. Fri., Sept. 21, 9:30-noon Code: 7504 Oleson Center Rm. A/B Instructor: Anne-Marie Oomen $45

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. Tues., Nov. 27, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7483 Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 103 Instructor: Heather Shumaker $39

Grammar Refresher

Play Production EECO253

Is it I or me? Got or have? A comma goes where? If you find yourself rearranging sentences to avoid language traps or you know your language skills could use some sharpening, it’s time to build your confidence. Through discussion and exercises, you will revisit typical problem areas like subject/verb agreement, pronoun reference, and troublesome verb forms. Text, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation, is available at the EES office for $15. 2 Tues., Oct. 2 & 9 Code: 7482 9:30 a.m.-noon University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Stephen Lewis $59 (does not include text)

Detective Fiction

EENG264

While reading and writing about detective fiction, delve into the historical and cultural development of this genre. This course may also be taken for credit. Required text available at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285). 15 Mon. & Wed. Code: 7333 Aug. 27-Dec. 12 1-2:30 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 109 Instructor: Garyn Roberts $265 (does not include text)

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Creative Writing—Poetry EENG223 EECO322

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All participants will have the opportunity to act as well as fill vital roles backstage in the areas of technical theatre and stagecraft. Play production emphasizes theory and practice of dramatic production. This course may also be taken for credit. No textbook required. 15 Mon. & Wed. Code: 7349 Aug. 27-Dec. 12 6:30-8:30 p.m. Scholars Hall Rm. 217 Instructor: Johamy Morales $349

Journalism Fundamentals

EENG224

Explore theory and practice news, editorial, and feature writing. Press laws and ethics will be examined. This course may also be taken for credit. Required text available at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285). 15 Mon. & Wed. Code: 7332 Aug. 27-Dec. 12 1-2:30 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 09 Instructor: Heather Durocher $265 (does not include text)

This academic course is also open to noncredit students as a joint offering. In this creative poetry writing class, the emphasis will be on writing new work, both in the classroom and on your own. We’ll also read great books, discuss the art and craft of poetry, and receive critical feedback on works-in-progress. This workshop provides a supportive and convivial atmosphere for both new and more experienced poets. By the end of the course you can look forward to a polished portfolio and a fuller comprehension of the genre. Required text available at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285). 15 Wed., Aug. 29-Dec. 12 Code: 7331 5:30-8:30 p.m. Scholars Hall Rm. 204 Instructor: Holly Spaulding $265 (does not include text)

Home and Family 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. 3 Tues, Oct. 16-30 Code: 7485 6:30-8:30 p.m. Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 103 Instructor: Gretchen Knoblock $59


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

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! Wed., Oct. 3, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7484 University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Darci McKellar $39

Home Repair and Maintenance for Women EEHF288 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., Oct. 20 & 27 Code: 7486 1-4 p.m. Aero Park Laboratories Bldg., Rm. 102 Instructor: Kent Wiejaczka $79

Winter Greenery for the Holidays

What You Need to Know as Your Parents Age EEHF466

Fresh fragrant greens, often from your own backyard, are a significant part of winter home decorating. Get great ideas and learn practical skills for selecting and working with a variety of greens, decorative flowers, and other inexpensive accents. Learn key floral design techniques to create beautiful arrangements to last throughout the holiday season. Everyone will leave with a small centerpiece and the know-how and motivation to create more of their own well-designed holiday décor. Please bring pruning shears. Sat., Dec. 1 Code: 7489 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oleson Center Rm. 112 Instructor: Megan Greenway $49

From Princess to Prisoner: How Capable Women Are Targeted by Abusers EEBU917 Deepen your understanding of how victims of domestic violence are targeted by the abuser and how conditioning occurs keeping a victim in the abusive relationship. See page 10 for details.

Boys, Boys, Boys

EEBU911

Perplexed by the boys in your life? 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. See page 10 for details.

Grandparenting Pre-school Kids— A Refresher

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Do you find yourself looking after young kids again? Get a practical refresher course discovering what makes today’s preschoolers tick (ages 2-6). See page 31 for details.

EESA635

Too often, a crisis occurs before we realize we need information and help. Creating a two-way, natural, and respectful conversation now with aging parents can be difficult but so very necessary—the conversation about what happens in an emergency, who would be the medical advocate, what are their wishes around care, housing, finances—the list is long. Guided by a long-time nurse, teacher, and patient advocate, you’ll gain insight into aging issues, resources, care, mental capacities, communication, and even the car keys. Leave with practical information, new confidence, and a sense of direction. Tues., Oct. 23 Code: 7541 6-8:30 p.m. Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 101 Instructor: MaryPat Randall $35

Financial Planning Retirement Planning Today

EEHF284

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: 7490 Oct. 18 & 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oleson Center Rm. A/B Option 2: 2 Wed. Code: 7491 Oct. 24 & 31, 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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Rejuvenate Your Retirement

EEHF462

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: 7492 Sept. 27 & Oct. 4, 1-3 p.m. Option 2: 2 Tues. Code: 7493 Oct. 2 & 9, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oleson Center Rm. A/B Instructor: Dennis Prout $59 each option, includes workbook (spouse or guest attends free)

Ethical Will— Legacy of the Heart

EESA479

What is your ethical legacy? What will you leave behind (beyond physical things) that family and friends will truly cherish? If you have not yet taken the time to consider your “ethical will”, this will get you started. With deep reflection and good humor we will create lasting messages for those we love about what we value, what we have learned, and our hopes for the world. Through reading, discussion and journaling, we will create a written legacy of the heart. The required text So Grows the Tree - Creating an Ethical Will: The Legacy of Your Beliefs and Values, Life Lessons and Hopes for the Future, by Jo Kline Cebuhar is available at the NMC Bookstore. 3 Tues., Oct. 2-16 Code: 7539 4-6 p.m., University Center Rm. 209 Instructor: Rabbi Chava Bahle $59 (does not include text)

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

Yoga Beginning Yoga

EEPA233

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: 6 Thurs. Code: 7550 Sept. 13-Oct. 18 4-5:15 p.m. Option 2: 6 Thurs. Code: 7551 Oct. 25-Dec. 6 4-5:15 p.m. (no class Nov. 22) Meet at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street) Instructor: Staff $85 each option

Yoga—Beginning and Beyond

EEPA169

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: 13 Fri., Code: 7552 Sept. 7-Dec. 7 5:15-6:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 23) Instructor: Libby Robold Option 2: 13 Sat., Code: 7554 Sept. 8-Dec. 8 9-10:30 a.m. (no class Nov. 24) Instructor: Staff Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street) $195 each option

Sunrise Flow Yoga

EEPA270

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. 13 Tues., Sept. 11-Dec. 4 Code: 7555 7:30-8:30 a.m. Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street) Instructor: Libby Robold $135


Moon Flow Yoga

EEPA355

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. 13 Wed., Sept. 5-Dec. 5 Code: 7558 5:45-7 p.m. (no class Nov. 21) Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street) Instructor: Michael Robold $165

Yin-Yang Yoga

EEPA352

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. 13 Thurs., Sept. 6-Dec. 6 Code: 7560 5:30-6:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 22) Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street) Instructor: Michael Robold $135

Kundalini Yoga Fire Series

EEPA312

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. 13 Thurs., Sept. 6-Dec. 6 Code: 7561 6:45-8:15 p.m. (no class Nov. 22) Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street) Instructor: Libby Robold $195

Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies

Gentle Yoga EEPA234

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. 13 Fri., Sept. 7-Dec. 7 Code: 7562 1-2:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 23) Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street) Instructor: Libby Robold $259

Yoga for People with Back Issues

EEPA247

Our backs are influenced by heredity, job activity, stress level, travel, eating habits, and emotions. Come discover how you use your back and utilize therapeutic techniques to bring balance. Learn simple movements and breathing techniques that release deep-seated tension and pull tightness out, stimulating the deep tissues in the body. You will be given activities to do at home. Then we’ll follow up and review to make sure you have mastered the techniques that will bring you more flexibility, resiliency, and a better quality of life. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. 13 Tues., Sept. 11-Dec. 4 Code: 7563 5-6:15 p.m. Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street) Instructor: Libby Robold $249

EESA105

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. Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. See page 32 for details.

Yoga for Athletes

EEPA271

This class offers a dynamic practice of yoga poses for increased flexibility and balance while building greater core strength. The class is designed specifically for very active people of all ages. No previous yoga experience required. 6 Fri., Sept. 7-Oct. 12 Code: 7564 6-7:15 a.m. Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street) Instructor: Michael Robold $79

Pre-Natal Yoga

EEPM105

Yoga for the mom-to-be helps you to connect with your baby through relaxation, breath work, and opening postures. Suitable for any stage of pregnancy. See page 62 for details.

Meditation: Beginning and Beyond

EEPA251

Part a healthy lifestyle, regular practice of meditation can reduce stress, improve health, boost the immune system, and balance emotions. This class includes meditation and discussion around the awakening and maturing of the conscious mind. Experience techniques and breath work to relax and center your body and your mind. Wear comfortable clothing. Ask for detailed directions when registering. 13 Tues., Sept. 11-Dec. 11 Code: 7565 6:40-7:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 20) Meet at Epiphany East (M-72 in Acme) Instructor: Margaret Magner $139

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Yoga

EHF116

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, Aug. 28-Dec. 11 Option 1: Thursdays, Code: 7336 10:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Instructor: Diane Samarasinghe Option 2: Thursdays, Code: 7337 3:10-5:10 p.m. Instructor: Diane Samarasinghe Option 3: Fridays, Code: 7338 10:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Instructor: Diane Samarasinghe Option 4: Tuesdays, Code: 7339 6:35-8:35 p.m. Instructor: Dorothy Sirrine All meet in Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 (except Option 1 which meets in Phys. Ed. Rm. 202) $185 each option

Continuing Yoga

EHF118

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., Aug. 28-Dec. 11 Code: 7341 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., Aug. 29 for the class that begins Aug. 29; orientation is Wed., Oct. 24 for the class that begins Oct. 24; 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: Aug. 29-Oct. 23 Code: 7342 Opt. 2: Oct. 24-Dec. 12 Code: 7343 Bikram Studio, 845 S. Garfield Ave., next to Agave Restaurant Instructor: Brandon Kietzman & Staff $179 each option

Wellness A Taste of Mindfulness EEPH339 “Mindfulness” describes the practice of living in the present moment. It may sound simple but is often challenging in our harried, stressful world. Give yourself an afternoon to explore the art and science of mindfulness as a way to reduce stress and live more fully. Guided by psychologist and student of mindfulness, Dr. Lori Boothroyd, you’ll move beyond the theoretical concepts to the actual experience within everyday practices such as eating, moving, and breathing. Fri., Nov. 2, 1-4 p.m. Code: 7566 Oleson Center Rm. A/B Instructor: Dr. Lori Boothroyd $49

Introduction to Meditation

EESA627

Regular practice of meditation can improve concentration, reduce stress, heighten your spiritual awareness, and improve your overall productivity. Discover and practice an easy meditation method, which can be performed almost anywhere, without adopting any physical pose. You will learn and practice concentrating, focusing, and stilling the mind by using a simple technique that can be accomplished by anyone regardless of age or physical condition. Wear comfortable clothing. 4 Wed., Oct. 3-24 Code: 7531 6-8 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. 112 Instructor: Elisabeth Treefon $49

What You Need to Know as Your Parents Age

EESA635

Too often, a crisis occurs before we realize we need information and help. Creating a two-way, natural, and respectful conversation now with aging parents can be difficult but so very necessary. See page 34 for details.

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Mind and Memory— Lifelong Brain Fitness

EESA536

This 5-week program engages you (and your brain) in learning and implementing healthy brain strategies that will impact your daily life and may help to prevent or delay cognitive decline. See page 31 for details.

Health Education Institute The Institute is a partnership between Munson Healthcare and Northwestern Michigan College that seeks to respond to changing needs of the community, enhancing your healthy lifestyle by providing ready-to-use skills and information. Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain

EEPM133

Improve your quality of life and learn to manage long-term health concerns, including chronic pain, in this 6-week PATH program (Personal Action Toward Health). Discover strategies to deal with physical and emotional symptoms common to most chronic pain conditions like frustration, anger, depression, sense of helplessness, and loss of physical conditioning. Learn to work more effectively with health care providers and family. The PATH nationwide program has proven highly effective in self-management of pain and by connecting with the best healthcare resources. Books and DVDs are available for check-out during the series or can be purchased in class. 6 Wed., Oct. 10-Nov. 14 Code: 7571 1-3:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 204 Instructor: Linda Cronk $25

Radiant Lotus Qigong for Women

Tai Chi for Arthritis EEPA366

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: 7572 Sept. 26-Nov. 14, 9-10 a.m. Option 2: 8 Thurs. Code: 7573 Sept. 27-Nov. 15, 6-7 p.m. Oleson Center, Rm. 112 Instructor: Joan D’Argo $89 each option

The Art of Vegetable Cooking

EEFO460

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., Oct. 18, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7381 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Laura McCain $65

EEPM103

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 Mon., Sept. 17-Nov. 5 Code: 7574 5-6 p.m., Munson Community Health Center, Classroom F (550 Munson Ave.) Instructor: Nancy Deye $89 ($73 with LIFE Discount)

Tai Chi for Arthritis— Continuing

EEPM127

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. 8 Mon., Sept. 17-Nov. 5 Code: 7575 3:45-4:45 p.m. Munson Community Health Center, Classroom F (550 Munson Ave.) Instructor: Nancy Deye $89 ($73 with LIFE Discount)

Total Body Fitness with NIA

EEPA285

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. See page 63 for details.

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Pre-Natal Yoga

EEPM105

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: 7576 Sept. 10-Oct. 15 5-6 p.m., $85 Option 2: 7 Mon. Code: 7577 Oct. 22-Dec. 10 5-6 p.m., (no class Nov. 19) $95 Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street) Instructor: Margaret Magner

Social Dancing

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When couples register for a dance course, please provide registration information for each partner.

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. Option 1: 4 Fri. Code: 7545 Sept. 21-Oct. 12,6:15-8 p.m. Option 2: 4 Fri. Code: 7546 Oct. 26-Nov. 16, 8:15-10 p.m. Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Mykl Werth Cost: each option $49 per individual, or $89 per couple

Latin Dancing: Salsa and Tango

Swing Dancing: Jitterbug

Dance

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If you like Latin music, you will love the Latin dances. Salsa dancing is growing in popularity and anyone can learn how. It is romantic, perhaps a little wild, and always a lot of fun. You will learn dances from the following list: salsa/lambada, merengai, mambo, cha cha, samba, and tango (the dance of love). No partner necessary. Please wear slippery-soled shoes. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online. 4 Fri., Sept. 21-Oct. 12 Code: 7549 8:15-10 p.m., Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Mykl Werth $49 per individual; or $89 per couple

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Swing dancing is the rebirth of partner dancing—and it’s just as much fun as it was decades ago. Learn jitterbug, lots of swing moves, and how to really connect with your partner. Open to anyone, with or without dance experience. No partner necessary. Please wear slippery-soled shoes. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online. 4 Fri. Code: 7547 Oct. 26-Nov. 16, 6:15-8 p.m. Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Mykl Werth $49 per individual; or $89 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. Choose either Friday or both. 9 Fri., Sept. 21-Nov. 16 10 p.m.-Midnight and 3 Fri., Nov. 30-Dec. 14 8-11 p.m. Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Dance Master: Mykl Werth $5 per person, per class (pay at the door)

Swing, Latin, and Slow Dancing

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This course introduces a fun form of exercise/recreation through swing and social dancing, including swing, jitterbug, tango, cha cha, waltz, slow dancing, two-step, Latin dancing, salsa, lambada, and many moves that can be incorporated into any dance situation. This course may also be taken for credit. Wear slippery-soled shoes. No partner necessary. 15 Wed. Code: 7334 Aug. 29-Dec. 12 6:45-8:45 p.m., Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Mykl Werth $189

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: 7335 Aug. 27-Dec. 10 6:35-8:35 p.m., Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Joedy Annis $189


Fitness Total Body Fitness with NIA

Zumba Fitness

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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. Option 1: 10 Tues. Code: 7578 Sept. 11-Nov. 20 5:30-6:30 p.m. (no class Oct. 23) $109 Option 2: 4 Tues. Code: 7579 Nov. 27-Dec. 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $49 Option 3: 4 Tues. Code: 7580 Sept. 11-Oct. 2, 9-10 a.m. $49 Option 4: 4 Tues. Code: 7581 Oct. 9-30, 9-10 a.m. $49 Option 5: 10 Thurs. Code: 7582 Sept. 13-Nov. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $109 Munson Community Health Center, Classroom D (550 Munson Ave.) Instructor (opt. 1 & 2): Anna Wassa Instructor opt. (3, 4, 5): Lander Cook

Aerobic Dance

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Jacki Sorensen’s Aerobic Dance is a progressive program that is choreographed for the nondancer, although you will feel like a dancer while firming your body and strengthening your cardiovascular system. Joint offering with the Physical Education Area. Bring a floor mat. 15 Tues. & Thurs. Code: 7344 Aug. 28-Dec. 11 9:05-10 a.m., Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Terry Tarnow $189

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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: 7583 Sept. 12-Nov. 14 5:30-6:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym Instructor: Cheryl Send $99

Zumba Gold

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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: 7584 Sept. 11-Oct. 9 Option 2: 5 Tues., Code: 7585 Oct. 16-Nov. 13 10:15-11:15 a.m. Oleson Center Rm. 112 Instructor: Cheryl Send $49 each option ($41 with LIFE Discount)

Step Aerobics

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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. Code: 7345 Aug. 27-Dec. 12 5:30-6:25 p.m., Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Staff $185

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 Tues., Sept. 18-Oct. 23 Code: 7586 5:30-6:30 p.m., Oleson Center 112 Instructor: Marcia Talicska $69

Cardio Kickboxing

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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 onehour class and achieve a total body workout, according to the American Council on Exercise. Following warmups, 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 Thurs., Nov. 1-Dec. 13 Code: 7587 6:30-7:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 22) Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Marcia Talicska $69

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Foam Roller Workshop

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Muscle toning, flexibility, balance, muscle release, posture, self-massage—the foam roller is a simple, inexpensive device that can provide great rewards. Using the principles of Pilates, learn self-massage and myofascial release techniques designed to improve body function and awareness. Results can include reduced back pain and neck tension, improved alignment, and a more supple spine. An excellent option for those who spend the day sitting at a desk. Bring a roller if you have one; provided in class if you would like to try before you buy. Dress for exercise and bring a towel and mat. 5 Thurs., Sept. 20-Oct. 25 Code: 7588 6:30-7:30 p.m. (no class Oct. 11) Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 120 Instructor: Bridgit Frank $59

Twelve O’Clock Toner

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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., Sept. 14-Dec. 7 Code: 7589 Noon-12:50 p.m. (no class Nov. 16 & 23) University Center Rm. 213 Instructor: Kimberly Stevens $89

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Forever Fit— Designed for 50+

Beginning Pilates EESA332

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. Mondays and Wednesdays: Pilates for Strength Tuesdays and Fridays: Moderate Aerobics Thursdays: Exercise Ball All options meet 9-10 a.m., Phys. Ed. Gym Instructor: Maggie Quinn Option 1: 9 weeks, Sept. 4-Nov. 2 1-2 days a week: $55 Code: 7590 3-4 days a week: $95 Code: 7591 5 days a week: $115 Code: 7592 Option 2: 7 weeks, Nov. 5-Dec. 21 (no class Nov. 22 & 23) 1-2 days a week: $45 Code: 7593 3-4 days a week: $79 Code: 7594 5 days a week: $95 Code: 7595

Strength Training for 50+

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Stay fit this fall. Each session works all muscle groups to increase strength, improve posture, and provide greater mobility. The 50-minute workout takes place in the air-conditioned NMC Fitness Center. Opt. 1: 9 Mon. & Wed. Code: 7596 Sept. 5-Oct. 31, 8-9 a.m. $89 ($75 with LIFE Discount) Opt. 2: 7 Mon. & Wed. Code: 7597 Nov. 5-Dec. 19, 8-9 a.m. (no class Nov. 21) $75 ($64 with LIFE Discount) Phys. Ed. Rm. 206 Instructor: Maggie Quinn

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Pilates (pronounced Pil-lah-teez) 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 form-fitting activewear. All options 15 weeks, Aug. 27-Dec. 12 Option 1: Mon. & Wed. Code: 7346 10:10-11:05 a.m., Phys. Ed. Gym Instructor: Maggie Quinn Option 2: Tues. & Thurs. Code: 7347 Noon-12:55 p.m. Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Bridgit Frank Option 3: Tues. & Thurs. Code: 7348 5:30-6:25 p.m., Phys. Ed. Rm. 120 Instructor: Maggie Quinn $195 each option

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. Option 1: 9 weeks Code: 7599 Mon/Wed/Fri, Sept. 5-Nov. 2 5-6 a.m. $115 ($100 with LIFE Discount) Option 2: 7 weeks Code: 7560 Mon/Wed/Fri, Nov. 5-Dec. 21 5-6 a.m. (no class Nov. 23) $95 ($84 with LIFE Discount) NMC Fitness Center (Phys. Ed. Rm. 206) Instructor: Maggie Quinn


NMC Fitness Center 25th Anniversary Upgrade

It’s been 25 years since the Fitness Center opened at NMC—a perfect time to make some major improvements. Beginning this fall, here’s what you’ll find: • Expanded Hours 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday 6 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 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! Watch for a grand opening event

NMC Fitness Center Membership

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Get your fitness program on track in the updated NMC Fitness Center This fall 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 evaluation 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 – months of Sept. thru Dec. Code: 7598 Mon. thru Thurs., 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. NMC Fitness Center (Phys. Ed. Rm. 206) Membership price: $100 (NMC academic student price is $50)

Yoga Pilates Dance NIA Step Aerobics Piloxing Foam Roller 12 O’Clock Toner

Zumba Aerobic Dance Forever Fit Cardio Kickboxing Strength Training Martial Arts

Rowing Canoeing Caving Basketball Coaching

Backpacking Tree Climbing Rock Climbing Basketball Officiating

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Recreation and Sports Emergency Survival Skills

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Do you lead an active outdoor lifestyle? This could be the most important class you will ever take—learning the basic skills, techniques, and equipment required to stay alive in the event of an emergency until you are rescued. Professional pilot and survival expert, Mike Stock, guides you through the basic necessities to sustain life, advance preparation, survival equipment, signaling, and search and rescue. Survival is much more likely if you have thought about and formulated a plan before you find yourself in extreme circumstances. Time well invested! 3 Tues., Oct. 2-16 Code: 7601 6:30-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 05 Instructor: Mike Stock $49

Surviving the Unexpected

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You will frequently find stories in the news about ordinary people living ordinary lives who suddenly find themselves fighting for their very existence when confronted by a natural or manmade disaster. Hotel fire, airplane crash, tornado, car in the ditch during a blizzard, falling through ice, animal attack, automobile in the water, and car-jacking are a few of the emergency situations that will be discussed in this class. Sometimes these harrowing events end happily with no fatalities, but oftentimes people lose their lives. Survival expert and professional pilot, Mike Stock, will provide the basic steps and action required to improve your chances of surviving. Remember, it doesn’t always happen to the other person. 3 Thurs., Oct. 4-18 Code: 7602 6:30-9 p.m., Univ. Center Rm. 09 Instructor: Mike Stock $49

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Basic Bike Maintenance EEPA293

Introduction to Rowing

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 $20 value. Thurs., Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m. Code: 7603 Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155 (2600 Aero Park Dr.) Instructor: Chris Remy $49, includes book

Rowing is a perfect sport for those looking for great outdoor, on-the-water exercise, along with competitive and social aspects. Rowing exercises all of the major muscle groups and because of its smooth, rhythmic motions, offers non-impact aerobic and muscular conditioning while providing opportunity for improved balance and greater flexibility. Topics covered include: overview of the sport, equipment, safety, conditioning guidelines, and the possibilities for participation. Depending upon weather and water conditions, you may have an opportunity to give it a try. Designed for adult men and women of all ages and abilities with no previous rowing experience. You must be a competent swimmer to participate. Sun., Sept. 23, 4-7 p.m. Code: 7604 Fountain Point Resort (990 S. Lake Leelanau Dr.) Instructor: Erik Zehender $59

Great Lakes Fishing Charter: Fall Salmon Catch and Cook

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Head to beautiful Fishtown at Leland Harbor and meet up with Captain Scott Anderson of Far-Fetched Fishing Charters for an afternoon of Lake Michigan fishing fun. Ply the waters off Leland’s coast as you work to land a mighty king salmon. Your catch will be filleted at Carlson’s Market. Cap off the day as you enjoy your catch, served with a Lake Michigan flare by the Riverside Inn in Leland. The trip is limited to six participants. It is cool on the open water, so dress warmly. Please register at least one week before class. Cost includes dinner. Sat., Sept. 15 Code: 7687 12:30-7 p.m. Meet at Far-Fetched Fishing Charter in Leland Harbor by Fishtown Instructors: Captain Scott Anderson & The Riverside Inn, Leland Cost: $155

See Naturalist classes on page 30

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Improve Your Golf Game— Intermediate Golf 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 golf 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 Wed. Code: 7605 Sept. 12-Oct. 3, 6-7 p.m. Option 2: 4 Thurs. Code: 7606 Oct. 11-Nov. 1, 6-7 p.m. Golf Center (6270 Secor Road) Instructor: Golf Pro Doug Lichty & Staff $99 each option


Women’s Golf Basics

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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 grip, set-up, stance, and balance. 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 Thurs., Sept. 13-Oct. 4 Code: 7607 6-7 p.m., Golf Center (6270 Secor Road) Instructor: Golf Pro Doug Lichty & Staff $99

Recreational Tree Climbing

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Ever wanted to climb a tree, but couldn’t figure out how to get up to the first branches? Learn to use arborist’s climbing equipment and techniques and ascend into the canopies safely—or even how to camp there. Equipment is provided. Bring a sack lunch and drinking water. Dress for the weather with comfortable clothing and leave the part of you that’s “old enough to know better” at home! For adults and children age 8 and up (children must be enrolled with an adult). Indicate your harness (waist) size when you register: lg=36-40”; med=33-35”; sm=23-32”; kid=up to 26”. Meets at Cedar Run Creek Natural Area parking lot (directions: head west on Front St., to traffic light at Cedar Run Rd.; turn right on Cedar Run and go 7.4 miles; turn left on Cedar Lake Rd. and follow it 3/4-mile to the Natural Area parking lot.) Option 1: Sat., Oct. 13 Code: 7608 Option 2: Sun., Oct. 14 Code: 7609 9 a.m.-3 p.m., meet at Cedar Run Creek Natural Area (off Cedar Run Road) Instructor: Dick Flowers $49 each option (includes manual)

Introduction to Teaching Snowsports

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Do you love winter skiing, snowboarding, or cross country? Would you like to have a job teaching those sports? If so, training is the key to success on the slopes. Working from the entry-level snowsports job-task-analysis, learn all aspects of the job including: an overview of the snowsports industry; customer service; teaching and learning concepts for adults and kids; equipment and teaching aids; the Professional Ski Instructors of America skill progression; lesson planning; and safety in the winter alpine environment. The course includes two full days of on-the-snow training which provides the opportunity to apply what you have learned while advancing your personal snowsports skills. You must be an advance intermediate skier (blue terrain). No prior teaching experience necessary. Comprehensive 5-day training: Classroom sessions meet 3 Thurs., Nov. 1-15 Code: 7610 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 09 Plus on-slope sessions: Sat. & Sun. (dates to be determined) 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Crystal Mtn. Resort (meet in Crystal Center, lower level) Instructors: Brad Miller & Bill Stanley $126

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.

Basketball Coaching

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Learn to coach basketball while gaining essential knowledge, skills, and hands-on practice to be an effective coach. The program is designed with the first two weeks (15 hours) in the classroom followed by 6-week internship (60 hours) of coaching for elementary girls or boys teams in area schools. Upon completion, you will receive an NMC Certificate of completion and be prepared to be a more effective coach for elementary and middle school students. Details are online at www.nmc.edu/pe. This course can also be taken for academic credit. 2 weeks, Mon.-Fri. Code: 7317 Oct. 1-12 4-5:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 202 (6-week internship arranged) Instructor: Staff $425

Basketball Officiating

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Learn to be a basketball referee while gaining essential knowledge and skills needed in preparation for MHSAA (Michigan High School Athletic Association) certification in officiating basketball. The program is designed with the first two weeks (15 hours) in the classroom followed by a 4-week internship (30 hours) of officiating for elementary girls or boys basketball games in TCAPS schools. Upon completion, you will receive an NMC Certificate of completion and be prepared to take the MHSAA certification exam. Details are online at www. nmc.edu/pe. This course can also be taken for academic credit. 2 weeks, Mon.-Fri., Code: 7318 Oct. 1-12 4-5:30 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 148 (4-week internship arranged) Instructor: Staff $265

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Backpacking I

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Canoeing 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., Oct. 20 & 21 Code: 7351 Orientation: Tues., Oct. 16, 6-9 p.m. Phys. Ed. Rm. 202 Instructor: Keith Tampa Call 995-1198 for course details $245

Instruction in various techniques of canoeing will be introduced in flat water. Wilderness travel by canoe will also be discussed. Two one-day trips are planned. Canoes are provided. Orientation session required. Take this course for fun or physical education college credit. Sat. & Sun., Sept. 15 & 16 Code: 7354 Orientation: Tues., Sept. 11, 6-9 p.m. Phys. Ed. Rm. 202 Instructor: Pete LaCourse Call 995-1198 for course details $245

Caving I

Tae Kwon Do—Black Belt EEPA304

EOUT130

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.; Nov. 2-4 Code: 7352 Orientation: Tues., Oct. 30, 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., Oct. 5-7 Code: 7353 Orientation: Tues., Oct. 2, 6-9 p.m. Phys. Ed. Rm. 202 Instructor: Frank Dituri Call 995-1198 for course details $295

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Martial Arts 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: 7611 Aug. 28-Dec. 11 5:30-7:30 p.m. (no class Oct. 16) Phys. Ed. Gym Instructor: Doug Mehl $65

Judo

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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. Code: 7355 Aug. 29-Dec. 12 7:40-9:40 p.m., Phys. Ed. Gym Instructors: Stephanie Hawkins & Maggie Sperry $119

Aikido

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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: 7356 Aug. 28-Dec. 11 6:35-7:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Gym Instructor: Shawn Denton $189

Continuing Aikido

EPE143

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: 7357 Aug. 28-Dec. 11 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: 7358 Aug. 28-Dec. 11 5:30-7:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Gym Instructor: Doug Mehl $179


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. Code: 7359 Aug. 29-Dec. 12 8-10 p.m., Phys. Ed. Gym Instructor: Paul Vittorelli $179

Create hands-on learning adventures with classes designed for grades 1 to 11. Registration forms can be found on page 79. Kids in the Kitchen: Breakfast of Champions (Grades 1–4)

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Monster toast, fruit smoothies, and apple honey pancakes – what a great way to start your day! Spend the morning in a big shiny kitchen learning about fruits and grains. You’ll measure them, mix them, blend them, and especially sample them. You’ll also learn how to be safe in the kitchen while having fun. Note: NMC cooking classes are not appropriate for kids with food allergies. Sat., Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-noon Code: 7045 Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Rebecca Walters $39

Create a Gingerbread House— (For an Adult and Child Age 8+)

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Make a gingerbread house from scratch for the holidays with a cool kid of your choice! The two of you will roll up your sleeves on Friday evening, in the Oleson Center kitchen to bake gingerbread, prepare frosting to hold your winter wonderland together, and start to assemble your structure. Saturday morning, the gingerbread is ready to ice and decorate with gum drops, melted suckers for windows, and more for your designer edible house. A variety of candies will be provided but feel free to bring your own special pieces. Enjoy it as holiday décor or a family feast. Cost includes one adult and one child. Bring a cookie sheet or board to serve as a base for your 9x11-inch house. Fri., Nov. 30, 6-9 p.m. Code: 7394 and Sat., Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m.-noon Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129 Instructor: Mary Reh $99 (includes one adult and one child)

Private Flute Lessons for Kids (Age 9 and up) EMUS144 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 times arranged Includes a ½-hour lesson per week NMC Main Campus, Fine Arts Bldg. Instructor: Dr. Deborah Podolka $345

Kids summer classes are still available the weeks of Aug. 6 and 13 at www.nmc.edu/kids

Martial Arts for Kids Judo

(Ages 8–Adult)

EEYP301

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. 14 Sat., Sept. 8-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24) Beginning: Code: 7612 9:30-10:20 a.m. Advanced: Code: 7613 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) EEYP449

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., Aug. 30Dec. 13 (no class Nov. 22) Beginning: Code: 7614 5:30-6:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advan.: Code: 7615 6:30-7:30 p.m. NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. Gym Instructor: Robert Odette $85 each course

Cartoon FUNdamentals— Family Style EEAC580 Looking for a creative activity to share with a school-age child? Cartoonist, Dick Evans introduces a step-by-step approach to creating your own wild and crazy cartoon characters. See page 49 for details.

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Bel Canto

NMC Children’s Choir 2012-2013 (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. 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 full-school-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. Auditions for this fall’s choir will be held Tues. and Thurs., Sept. 11 and 13 starting at 6 p.m. For more information, or to reserve a five-minute audition, call NMC Extended Education (EES) at 995-1700. For information about the choir, visit nmc.edu/childrenschoir or call EES. A parent meeting will be held Tues., Sept. 18, 7-8 p.m. in Fine Arts Rm. 115. Register by September 19. Financial aid is available; applications may be obtained at the EES office.

Prelude

EEYP920

(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. Director: Stephanie Schall-Brazee Fall Session: Code: 7310 8 Thurs., 6-6:45 p.m. Sept. 20, 2012-Nov. 15, 2012 (no rehearsal Oct. 18) Fine Arts Rm. 105 Winter Session: Code: 7311 8 Thurs., 6-6:45 p.m. Jan. 24, 2013-March 14, 2013 Fine Arts Rm. 105 $89 each session

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Dolce

EEYP921

(dohl’-chay – Italian for ”sweet”) Primarily 2-3 graders – no audition Dolce (formerly Treble Choir) 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 a November “Informance” and in NMCCC’s Winter and Spring Concerts. Thursdays, 6-6:50 p.m. Code: 7312 Sept. 20, 2012-May 6, 2013 Fine Arts Rm. 102 Director: Todd Vipond $249

EEYP922

(bell kahn’-toh – Italian for ”beautiful singing”) Primarily 3-4 graders – audition required Bel Canto (formerly Advanced Choir) includes children with some prior musical experience – who audition directly into the ensemble – and singers who have been promoted from the Dolce Choir. Singers rehearse Thursday evenings as well as some Saturday afternoon rehearsals. Bel Canto performs in NMCCC’s Holiday, Winter and Spring Concerts. Thursdays Code: 7313 7:15-8:15 p.m. Sept. 20, 2012-May 6, 2013 Fine Arts Rm. 102 Co-Directors: David & Mary Parrish $259

Lyric

EEYP923

(a musical term meaning “having a pleasing or melodious sound”) Primarily 4-5 graders – audition required Lyric is comprised of children who audition directly into the ensemble, along with singers who have been promoted from the Bel Canto Choir. Singers rehearse Thursday evenings as well as monthly Saturday afternoon rehearsals. Lyric performs in NMCCC’s Holiday, Winter and Spring Concerts, and, as opportunities present, at community events. Thursdays Code: 7314 7:15-8:15 p.m. Sept. 20, 2012-May 7, 2013 Fine Arts Rm. 105 Director: Stephanie Schall-Brazee $279


Ragazzo

EEYP924

(rah-gaht’-soh – Italian for “youth”) Primarily 5-6 graders – audition required Ragazzo (formerly Chamber Choir) is comprised of children who audition directly into the ensemble with more advanced musical abilities, along with singers who have been promoted from the Lyric Choir. Singers rehearse Thursday evenings as well as monthly Saturday afternoon rehearsals. Ragazzo performs in NMCCC’s Holiday, Winter and Spring Concerts, and, as opportunities present, at community events. Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. Code: 7315 Sept. 20, 2012-May 7, 2013 Fine Arts Rm. 115 Director: Jeffrey Cobb $299

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.

Cantus

EEYP925

(kahn’-toos – Latin for “choir”) Primarily 7-9 graders – audition required Cantus (formerly Concert Choir) is NMCCC’s largest and most advanced performing ensemble for young ladies and gentlemen. Singers rehearse Thursday evenings as well as monthly Saturday afternoon rehearsals. Cantus performs in NMCCC’s Holiday, Winter and Spring Concerts, at community events throughout the season and, as opportunities present, with guest artists and organizations such as the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. Cantus tours each spring, offering singers unique performance and cultural opportunities. Thursdays Code: 7316 7:15-8:30 p.m. Sept. 20, 2012-May 7, 2013 Fine Arts Rm. 115 Director: Jeffrey Cobb $319

ACT Diagnostic Option

EEYP903

Take an authentic, full length retired test and get back computerized results. You can then evaluate your strengths and get guidance on where improvement can be made. Your computerized results include a composite score, percentile rank, a summary of English, Math, Reading, and Science, along with a breakdown of category scores. You can then tailor your studies to specific areas for improvement. For best results, it 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.

Returning choir students are encouraged to enroll before September 11. Call 995-1700 if you need a registration packet.

ACT Basic Option

EEYP904

Designed as a brush up course, this provides ample test taking practice using parts of actual retired tests. Learn test taking strategies, by identifying question types, then work on methods to increase quickness and concentration. Covers the four primary areas of the test: Science, Math, Reading, and English. Registration for the course does not include registration for the ACT test, but includes book. Last session goes to 9:30 p.m. Prep for the Dec. 8 ACT Test— Diagnostic Option: Code: 7616 5 Mon., Nov. 5-Dec. 3, 6-9 p.m. Basic Option: Code: 7617 4 Mon., Nov. 12-Dec. 3, 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 213 (Cass Rd.) 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. 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. Patti Amalfitano is Bereavement Coordinator for Munson Hospice. 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 highschool level. She also teaches art workshops for adults. 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.

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Nancy Ballinger, B.S.-business, provides leadership coaching and organizational development consulting. She is a 25-year veteran of Intel Corporation and has specialized skills in visioning strategy and planning, individual coaching and leadership, and career development. Brigette Barbas, B.S., owns and operates, along with her husband, Opa! Coney and Grill restaurant serving new and traditional Polish and Greek food. She has taught several seminar-style classes since graduating from U of M. 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 fourteen years of collegiate band leadership experience. Blake Bernard, B.S.-business-resort management/hospitality has over ten 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 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.

Gregory Boothroyd, Ph.D. CAAC, LPC, is an author, lecturer, and professor emeritus of Western Michigan University where he served as University Ombudsman, Professor of Counseling, and Director of University Substance Abuse Services. Using Self-Defeating Behavior Theory as a treatment model, he has trained thousands of people working in the helping professions. Lori Boothroyd, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist specializing in stress reduction and whole health psychology. She maintains a private practice and is an adjunct professor in Holistic Health Care at WMU. A long time practitioner of Mindfulness Meditation, Dr. Boothroyd is a teacher trainee for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, which has included work at the Omega Institute and the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts. Steve Bulger, B.A.-marketing, worked 6 years at OneUpWeb, one of the nation’s leading digital marketing agencies where he was responsible for managing online marketing projects for a multitude of clients, ranging from Fortune 1000 companies to smaller “mom and pop” type businesses. He is currently Marketing Manager at eFulfillment Service based in Traverse City. Bo Burke, ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Certified Tree Worker and Climber Specialist, has over 12 successful years in the preservation, restoration and care of trees. He was most recently a tree surgeon for Chicago Parks District DNR prior to moving to Maple City.


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.

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.

Mickey Cannon, executive chef and owner of Tuscan Bistro, has been a chef for over 20 years. Much of his career has been in Washington D.C. where he worked at the Italian Embassy, cooked for four presidents, was a chef for Sandra Day O’Connor, and was voted the outstanding young chef in 1987.

Linda Cronk, M.A., CFLE, works for MSU Extension’s Institute for Improving Health and Nutrition. She has been certified by Stanford University, developer of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (PATH) as a Master Trainer since 2004. She is a member of the statewide PATH steering committee.

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.

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.

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. Aaron Cook, B.S.-business, is the Director of Aviation at NMC and holds a CFI and multi-engine ATP. He has a background in corporate aviation. Lander Cook has been involved with NIA since 2006 and a certified NIA White Belt since 2008. She recently moved to Elk Rapids and will be attending NMC in the fall.

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. 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 N. Michigan, Inc. Heather Durocher, B.A.-journalism, is an award-winning freelance writer contributing to numerous national, state, and regional publications. She is faculty advisor for NMC’s student newspaper, The White Pine Press and teaches journalism.

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. Brit Eaton is an Act! Certified Consultant and Trainer since 2001, who has trained small groups and Fortune 500 companies with 100+ users. Brit previously taught for University of Toledo’s Extension Classes. 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. Carol Evans, B.A.-education, M.A.-adult and continuing education, post-grad certificate in gerontology, is Director of Extended Educational Services at NMC. 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. Ric Evans, B.S.-natural resource management, is a Nationally Certified Home Energy and Green Building Rater and an ENERGY STAR Partner. He owns and operates Paradigm Energy Services, an energy efficiency analysis and consulting company that offers “next generation home inspections”. Kate Fairman, M.S.-environmental policy, is an adjunct instructor for Grand Valley State University. She is also a freelance writer, artist, adventurer, and kayak instructor. She has taught for NMC-EES since 1989. Richard Fidler, M.S.-biology, Ed.D-education, was a Traverse City high school biology teacher for over 30 years. He is a “practicing botanist” with ongoing involvement in local outdoor groups and organizations. 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.

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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. Dick Flowers is a retired landscaper who has taught adventure sports including rock climbing, orienteering, sea kayaking, and currently, tree climbing. Michael Foerster is an astronomer (researching exoplanets) and a Solar System Ambassador for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. He produces First*Light!, a public radio program/podcast on science and society (broadcast locally on WNMC 90.7 FM every Friday at 7 a.m.) 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. Sally Frye, M.A., has taught for 25+ years. She has worked with local lighthouses for over 20 years, developed and taught lighthouse curriculum, and held leadership roles in preservation efforts. JoAnne Gasco, J.D., is the former Chief Judge of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. She served as VicePresident of the Michigan Indian Judicial Association. 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. Megan Greenway, R.N., has worked in the floral industry since 1994. She has worked in a number of floral shops and currently owns and operates a small business specializing in wedding and special events floral design.

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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.

Kelly Ignace, B.S.-resource planning and management, has 10 years of experience in the waste/recycling industry. She’s the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for American Waste and incorporates computer technology and mobile applications into her daily business routine.

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.

Lyle Jamieson, B.S., is a full-time studio woodturner whose lathe work has been exhibited internationally. He demonstrates techniques at American Association of Woodturners symposiums nationwide.

Constanza Hazelwood, Ph.D, is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for NMC’s Great Lakes Water Studies Institute. She has worked as an assistant professor at NMC University Center and has occupied leadership positions at Interlochen Arts Academy and TCAPS.

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 MI where she enjoys cooking with the many local products.

Brenda Irish Heintzelman, B.A., is a survivor advocate and survivor of domestic violence. She has worked as a 911 operator, police dispatcher, and court clerk. She is a broker owner of Traverse City Realty and a firearms instructor.

Mark Johnson, B.A., studied viticulture and enology at the Technological University of Wiesbaden, Germany. He has been a winemaker on Old Mission Peninsula since 1983 and has served as vice president at Chateau Chantal since it began in 1993.

Donald B. Herrmann, C.P.A., B.A.-accounting, owns Herrmann and Associates, P.C., a certified public accounting firm specializing in accounting and tax preparation for individuals and small businesses. He has worked as a Certified Public Accountant since 1985. Allen Horstman, Ph.D., J.D., began his career as an attorney and is Professor Emeritus at Albion College where he taught history, law, and social science for 27 years. Allen has published three books as well as numerous articles and book reviews. Nan Horstman, M.A., a retired teacher and elementary school principal, has taken many cooking classes including a weeklong course in Provence, France. 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.

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. Steve Kellman, B.A., is an award-winning journalist with a decade of newspaper experience. He is the Coordinator of Web Content at NMC and an adjunct instructor. Kerry Kelly has been chairman of the board of directors for the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes since 2006. He retired from Dow Chemical in 2004 and is involved in a wide variety of volunteer projects at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Linda Ketterer, M.S.-family environment, Certified Dale Carnegie Instructor and Training Consultant, has worked with individuals and organizations for 23 years helping them develop in the areas of communication skills, people skills, customer service, and sales. Prior to Carnegie, Linda managed various departments for Whirlpool Corporation for 13 years.


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. Judith Kuntz, Ph.D.-psychology, has provided a range of programs for older adults in community and residential settings since 1998. She was a college instructor for five years and conducted corporate training on supervisory and health-related topics. Pete LaCourse, B.A.-physical education, is the Physical Education Program Coordinator at NMC. He has worked in physical education and recreational program administration since 1979. Myra Lynne Lautner, C.M.T., has been a Professional Bodyworker since 1987. Her career includes private practice, stress management classes, and she created the Massage Program at Munson Medical Center. She has written training manuals and crated protocols for spas. 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. Nikki Lennox, B.S.-criminal justice, is of Greek decent and enjoys teaching classes from her heritage. She has taught community education for over 15 years and owned a gourmet food company for five years specializing in gourmet desserts. 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. 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. Jordan J. Lindberg, Ph.D., is executive vice-president of eFulfillment Service, Inc., a Traverse City-based order fulfillment company primarily servicing online retailers. He is also the owner of an online retail store selling cremation urns (stardust-memorials.com), and he is a digital publisher of a WordPress blog devoted to fly fishing (truenorthtrout. com). Kate MacKenzie, B.S.-food management, has been teaching since 1998. She is currently the Family and Consumer Science teacher at TC East Middle School. She has worked in the food industry throughout her career and takes special interest in ethnic cuisine.

Margaret Magner, 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. Kathleen Maxwell has many years of experience using Apple products. She worked with teachers and students in her role on the Technology Committee at Old Mission Peninsula School where she deployed and maintained the iPads for the elementary student and facilitated their use in the classroom. 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. 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. Siranee McMillan attended the Royal Thai Exquisite Cooking School and the International Cooking Center, both in Bangkok, Thailand prior to moving to Traverse City. Doug Mehl has studied Tae Kwon Do for 25 years and holds the rank of 3rddegree Black Belt. Phillip Mikesell, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, taught comparative politics at Wabash College for over 40 years. He lived, worked, and traveled extensively in Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. He retired from active teaching in 2009 and is currently working on the topic of democracy and economic development. Brad Miller is a certified ski instructor and a certification examiner for the Central Division of the Professional Ski Instructors of America.

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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. Johamy Morales, M.F.A., is an instructor of theater and comparative arts at Interlochen Center for the Arts. She has an impressive background as an educator, actor, director, and writer. Stephen J. Morse, B.S.-HVACR engineering technology, is CEO of KEEN Technical Solutions. He has been involved in designing and teaching technical training programs since 1995. Brad Novak has been a musician for over 25 years. He owns “The Beat Lab” teaching studio and is on the faculty at GTACS, and is adjunct faculty at NMC. 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. Anne-Marie Oomen, M.F.A., writes with rural culture as its heart; her nonfiction books include Pulling Down the Barn, a Michigan Notable Book, House of Fields, Un-coded Woman, and two chapbooks of poetry. She has written and produced several plays. She teaches Creative Writing at Interlochen Arts Academy and Nonfiction for the Solstice Writers Conference in MA. 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. Mary Parrish, B.M.E.-music education, has been teaching elementary general and vocal music with TCAPS since 1965. She has taught private piano and been a conductor/accompanist for the Traverse City Elementary Honors Choir.

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Jane Pearsall, B.S., M.B.E., has 34 years of teaching experience in business and computer education at both the secondary and post-secondary levels. She has MOUS certification in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Fran Perkett, M.T.S., B.A., has worked for over 20 years in education and pastoral positions. She is a regional workshop leader and works for the Traverse Area District Library. 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). Erik Petersen, B.S.-health and fitness, is a trainer, medical technician, and massage therapist. He has worked with kettlebells for the last two years and teaches group sessions. 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. 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. Maggie Quinn, M.A.-clothing and textiles, B.A.-home economics, is a certified personal trainer and a certified Jacki Sorensen aerobics instructor. MaryPat Randall, R.N., M.S.N, has over 35 years’ experience as a registered nurse, patient advocate and resource coach. She is a U of M nursing instructor and executive director of Healthcare Coordinates, LLC.

Megan Raphael, B.A.-social work, is Executive Director or the National Writers Series and President of Courage Project, a personal and leadership development company. She has over 30 years experience consulting, training, and executive coaching for business and industry. She also serves as a SCORE mentor for new entrepreneurs and small 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. 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. Carolyn Scott Risk, B.S., is an awardwinning watercolor artist who has exhibited in juried shows nationwide. She has taught watercolor classes at NMC for over 15 years. Garyn Roberts, Ph.D.-philosophy in American culture, M.A., B.B.A., is a full-time faculty member in the Communications Academic Area at NMC. He is the author of Dick Tracy and American Culture. Garyn has lectured on popular culture topics since 1982. 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. 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. 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. James H. Ryan, B.A., graduate work in marketing, had a career in management, sales, and product development for a profit center with 300+ employees and 8 branches. He also has 17 years of consulting, training, and process facilitation for his firm, JRA. 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. Diane Samarasinghe, M.S.W, R.Y.T., is a registered yoga teacher and retired state social worker. She was certified as a Beginning and Gentle Yoga Instructor at Satchidananda Ashram in Virginia. 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. Anna Serrano is a Traverse City native who spent a year living in Mexico, traveling to 11 states where she discovered their food and culture. She has worked in a number of restaurants and currently owns and operates Spanglish Catering Co, with her native Mexican husband. They plan to open a restaurant this fall in Traverse City. Pam Shaberly, M.S., is a retired elementary teacher who first learned the game of Mah Jongg in 1976 in New York. She has been sharing her knowledge of the game since moving to Leelanau County in 1997. 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. Joan Sheard, M.S., R.N., has 30+ years as an educator and nurse—10 years at EMU teaching health education and serving as Director of Substance Abuse Education and Training, and 20 years as a school nurse and teacher. Annie Shetler, B.A.S., M.B.A.-strategic management, is a certified small business and agricultural consultant with the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center. She has worked for the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments since 2006 helping small business owners from start up to fully operational. 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.

Janene Silverman received her formal training from the Culinary Institute of America. She was owner and chef at Zza’s Trattoria in California before moving to Piemonte, Italy where she has savored its tradition of food and wine since 2000. She spends her summers in Traverse City. Dorothy Sirrine, RYT 200, has been a student of yoga for over 12 years, drawing from vinyasa flow, ashtanga, and yin traditions. She was certified to teach yoga by Union Yoga in 2009, and has been attending workshops and seminars since. Julia Slack has been teaching cake decorating at NMC since 2004. She enjoys baking, cooking and creating special cakes for all occasions. Zofia Slupecki emigrated from Poland in the 1960s. She has mastered traditional Polish cooking and has long been teaching her techniques to family and friends. Elizabeth Sonnabend, M.B.A., has fifteen years of marketing experience working for various companies throughout northern Michigan. Holly Wren Spaulding, M.Phil.-creative writing, is an award-winning poet and writer whose work has appeared in magazines and journals. Her many awards include five Hopwood Awards, the Leelanau Poetry Prize, Shaman Drum Poetry Prize, and the Current Poetry Prize. 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.

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Bill Stanley is a certified ski instructor and a certification examiner for the Central Division of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA-C). Bill currently serves as President of PSIA-C. 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. 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. Mike Stock, M.A., is a professional pilot and educator with 46 years’ experience. He is a graduate of five Navy survival schools. He has taught survival courses for Purdue University, Saudi Arabian Oil Company, and numerous adult education classes. He is also the survivor of three aircraft crashes. 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.

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Elisabeth Treefon, M.A.-education has been a high school world languages teacher (French, German and Greek) for 23 years. Meditation has been part of her life for the past 35 years. She currently teaches meditation classes at both community colleges and in hospitals throughout Michigan. She enjoys extensive travels throughout the world. 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. 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. 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. Hans VanSumeren, M.S.E.-naval architecture and marine engineering, is Director of the Great Lakes Water Studies Institute at NMC. He held various positions over 17 years with U of M’s Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratories. 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.

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. Mimi Wheeler is the owner/operator Grocer’s Daughter Chocolates in Leelanau County, featuring organic and natural ingredients. She was a presenter at the 2006 Epicurean Classic. 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. Erik Zehender, M.B.A., is the Innkeeper at Fountain Point Resort and founder of the Leelanau Rowing Club. 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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