The Higher Learning Commission has formally announced that Northern’s accreditation through the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) has been reaffirmed. NMU is on a seven-year accreditation cycle, which means this continuation of accreditation is in place through the 2016-17 academic year. The HLC report indicates that NMU completely satisfied all five accreditation categories: mission and integrity; preparing for the future; student learning and effective teaching; acquisition, discovery and application of knowledge; and engagement and service. Full Story
'Distinctive Destination' Might Aid NMU Recruiting Effort
The NMU admissions staff immediately sensed the potential recruitment value when Marquette was voted fan favorite among the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2010 Dozen Distinctive Destinations. Full Story
NMU Ranks in Top 50 for Game Design
NMU has one of the “Top 50 Undergraduate Game Design Programs,” according to a first-of-its-kind ranking by The Princeton Review, an education services and test preparation company, and GamePro magazine. This achievement comes despite the fact NMU does not yet offer an academic major or minor in video game design. But two campus departments teach related course material and technologies. Faculty members from each called the Top 50 designation a pleasant surprise. Full Story
Women's History Month Presentations Announced
A series of diverse presentations will highlight Northern's celebration of Women's History Month. The topics include a historical look at Ishpeming factory workers, reflections of world-renowned ceramic sculptor and the personal journey of a children's rights activist.
Phyllis Wong will give the first talk, “We Kept Our Town Going: An Oral History of the Gossard Girls,” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, in the Charcoal room of the University Center. Full Story
Campaign College Addresses Gender Disparity
Population demographics show females comprise the majority of U.S. and Michigan residents, yet relatively few women run for elected office. Only 17 percent of the U.S. Congress is female. At the state level, women make of 60 percent of the population, but only about one quarter of the legislature. There is also a noticeable gap between the percentage of female college students and their low representation in student government.
NMU is one of 10 colleges from across the nation and Jamaica that will address this discrepancy by hosting Campaign College. Full Story