Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Tuition Hike Lowest So Far

The NMU Board of Trustees approved a tuition and fee schedule for 2006-07 at a special meeting on July 10. The annual cost for full-time resident undergraduate students is $6,141, which is $283 more than the previous year. Nonresidents will pay $10,077, an increase of $475.

Northern's 4.8 percent increase is the lowest hike among the state's public universities that have announced rates for the upcoming academic year. Full Story

Office Environment Policy Covers Temp, Air Quality and Utilities

Northern’s office environment policy, which was updated earlier this year, is designed to provide “reasonable” working conditions related to air quality, utilities and temperature control.

The latter is especially timely and relevant, given the recent heat wave that gripped the region. But while there is no way to control how high the mercury climbs outdoors, the policy states that NMU buildings should be maintained at about 70 degrees, with an allowable fluctuation of 10 degrees in either direction. Full Story

Haltof is Peter White Scholar

As the recipient of Northern’s 2006-07 Peter White Scholar Award, Marek Haltof (English) plans to produce a book that explores the depiction of the Holocaust in Polish cinema. The project will blend his professional expertise in Central European and Australian film with his personal interest and insight as a native of Cieszyn, Poland. When the book is completed, Haltof said it will fill a noticeable void in film scholarship.  

“There have been numerous books on the Holocaust, but I was surprised to discover that there hasn’t been a single study, in any language, that deals exclusively with the Holocaust’s portrayal in Polish cinema,” he said. “This is despite the fact that Poland was the site of many German death camps, that the country lost more than six million of its inhabitants, and that the Jewish culture once so prevalent had virtually disappeared after World War II.” Full Story

AEDs on Campus

To increase the survival rate of those who suffer from sudden cardiac arrest, the presence of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) has increased throughout the nation. These portable units use electric shock to restore normal heart contractions.

NMU implemented an AED policy this spring. The long-term goal is to position the units in various locations across campus, and to train staff members from each location in using the devices and administering other life-support techniques. Full Story

FRT Season Announced         

The 2006-07 "Blockbuster" season at Forest Roberts Theatre will feature big-name shows Hello Dolly and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a screwball comedy, a drama about Edgar Allan Poe, and a new musical version of Scrooge.

Season tickets are available at the Forest Roberts Theatre box office or the Superior Dome. Full Story

NMU Students Intern at Bay Cliff

Two NMU students are gaining hands-on experience providing speech therapy services to children this summer. But their “clinic” is not in West Science, where they previously assisted clients as part of an undergraduate practicum course. It is in cabins 41 and 42 at Bay Cliff Health Camp. Full Story

Christi Etelamaki has been the senior secretary for the Center for Native American Studies for only two years, but she’s been involved with NMU for much longer.


Originally from Suomi location in Negaunee, Etelamaki first came to NMU as a student.

“I liked that it was close to my family,” she said. “Northern also has a very welcoming atmosphere, not only for students who live in the area but also for those who come from farther away.”

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