Students Test Soil Around Power Plants
Physics students have analyzed soil samples collected over the past two summers from 18 sites in Marquette County to determine if they contain elevated levels of radioactive contaminants from sources such as power plants.
Initial results show a slight elevation in the regions of interest, but researchers classify it as “definitely not approaching dangerous levels.” According to Will Tireman (Physics), the dose level detected is about a million times less than a standard chest x-ray. Full Story
Camerius Carries Mace in Final Commencement
Saturday’s commencement will mark the last time that James Camerius (Business) will carry the mace and lead the academic procession into the Superior Dome as Northern’s longest-serving faculty member. He is retiring this month after 44 years at his alma mater and holds the university record for faculty longevity. Full Story
Kulisheck Earns MCC Award
Robert Kulisheck (Political Science), another longtime faculty member retiring this month – with 38 years at NMU – will receive the 2007 Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) Lifetime Achievement Award. Full Story
Soldner Honored by Sister City
Laura Soldner (English) received a special award certificate from the mayor of Higashiomi, Japan, to recognize her decade of service as the academic adviser for the Sister City Scholars program. Northern annually offers a full one-year scholarship for a Higashiomi student to attend NMU. Many of the scholars have elected to stay in Marquette for additional years at their own expense.
ArtWorks Passes One-Year Mark
ArtWorks, which showcases and sells original items crafted by NMU students, faculty and alumni, recently celebrated its first anniversary. The store has recorded about $2,000 in sales since its inception. ArtWorks is located near the DeVos Art Museum in the form of a cubical display case. It holds a variety of pieces, from ceramics to framed paintings to jewelry. Officials have started advertising the store's existence and purpose in the hope of generating additional interest beyond the campus community and museum visitors who happen to pass by it. Full Story