Business Offers HR Series
The NMU College of Business just completed a five-part professional development series for area human resource managers to help prepare them for a certification exam. Rajib Sanyal (Business) said, "This is an excellent example of how the university can share its intellectual resources to benefit the business and professional community." Full Story
Women's History Month Activities at NMU
NMU is in the midst of Women's History Month, with a variety of activities planned through early April. This year's theme is “Women: Builders of Communities and Dreams.”
Mohey Mowafy (HPER) will discuss “Women and Eating Disorders: Thinness Obsession or Deadly Oppression?” at 6 p.m. Monday, March 20, in the Cadillac Room of the University Center.
New York Times best-selling author and motivational speaker Omar Tyree (pictured) will present “More than a Video Girl: Images of Minority Women in the Media” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Michigan and Huron rooms.
Tyree founded his own publishing company, MARS Productions, before partnering with Simon & Schuster. He has written 13 novels, including Flyy Girl and its sequel, For the Love of Money. The latter won the 2001 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature in Fiction. Full Story
A profile of an NMU employee
Even though the hit TV show Sanford and Son has been off the air since 1977, it still plays on in the heart of Darnell Bradley (Diversity Student Services). He owns the series on DVD, and confesses that it’s a guilty pleasure. “My wife picks on me after having to sit through a few episodes, but otherwise I try to stay out of people’s way with it.”
Guilty pleasures aside, there is more that makes Bradley unique. Having been NMU’s director of diversity student services for only eight months, he has already brought a variety of culture to campus with the Step Afrika concert and African American Heritage Month events. “Step Afrika is my most memorable work experience so far. We had over 500 people in attendance. The response was incredible.” Full Story