Achievements

The following faculty members were in the cast of the July 9-12 NMU production of No Sex Please, We're British: Andrew Poe (Mathematics and Computer Science), Chet DeFonso (History) and Jaspal Singh (English). The comedy was staged in the Black Box Theatre in McClintock as a fundraiser for the First Nighters Club.

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community awarded a $3,943 grant to "Waaseyaasibij’ige: Writing with Light Project for Native Youth." The program, under the direction of April Lindala and the Center for Native American Studies, has put cameras in the hands of young Native students all across the Upper Peninsula. It is a continuation of an earlier grant project funded by the Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regional Commission.

The Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation recently awarded $10,000 to WNMU-TV. The grant will cover post-production and promotion expenses for offering Public TV 13's documentary The U.P. Recalls the War to PBS stations nationwide. The grant will also provide for DVD duplication for distribution to more than 600 Michigan public libraries this fall. In the photo Dale Hemmila, district manager of public affairs in Michigan for Cleveland-Cliffs, hands the monetary gift to documentary producer Sonya Chrisman (WNMU-TV, center) and Martha Haynes (NMU Foundation).

WNMU-FM, Public Radio 90, was recently honored by the Marquette Arts and Culture Center for “Outstanding Arts Community Impact.” The honor was given for the station's consistent contributions to the community over a sustained time period.

 

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