WNMU-TV Receives Digital Conversion Grant
WNMU-TV has received a grant of about $1 million from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to complete the television station’s transition to digital television. The funding will allow the station to purchase and install a new transmitter, transmission line and other equipment, and complete necessary tower upgrades. Federal law requires that all television stations end analog broadcasts and convert to a digital signal by February 2009. Full Story
Art and Design Addition Honored
The Art and Design North facility was recognized with an award of merit in the 2007 design awards program sponsored by the Wisconsin society of the American Institute of Architects. The expansion and addition project was designed by Milwaukee-based Hammel, Green and Abrahamson Architects, along with Duce Simmons Associates of Troy.
Youth Camps Signal Summer at NMU
Upper Peninsula youth in grades 8-12 were exposed to technology-related degree and career options during a three-day residential technology camp last month at NMU. They participated in hands-on workshops in electronics, robotics, video editing, Web development and astronomy. NMU faculty led the sessions.
NMU students fulfilled a service learning component by assisting with workshops and social activities, which gave the youth a snapshot of college life. It was one of several kids' programs held at Northern this summer. Full Story
Kaye House on Garden Tour
Kaye House, the NMU president’s residence on Center Street, will be featured for the first time on the garden tour sponsored by the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee (MBRC). The 14th annual event will be held from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, July 26.
Phyllis Wong is pictured standing beside a perennial garden behind Kaye House that she has worked on with landscape artist Phil Pezzuto (Plant Operations). Full Story
NMU Softball League a Big Hit
The NMU faculty/staff softball league’s inaugural season is being billed as a success. Six co-ed teams – with names ranging from the Winded Wonders to Victorious Secrets – have been playing most Wednesday evenings since May 15.
Players umpire themselves, there are no team uniforms and games are held on a makeshift field in the grassy recreation area off Lincoln Street. But despite its humble beginnings, the league has proved to be a welcome summer diversion for NMU employees. At right, Darnell Bradley (Multicultural Education and Resource Center) prepares to take a swing at an incoming pitch. Full Story