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Northern Michigan University brings diverse and exciting speakers to campus throughout the year. When possible, these presentations are streamed live via the Web. We also archive the presentations so you can watch them at your convenience. Check out some of the exciting things going on at Northern through Mediasite Live.

Featured Speakers in 2010

NMU Nursing Alumni Panel
NMU nursing alumni participated in a Question and Answer Panel with current NMU nursing students. The alumni had an opportunity to share their advice and career successes with the students.
View the presentation here.

Former German-American Prisoner Eberhard Fuhr.
During World War II, the U.S, government and many Americans viewed those of German ancestry as potentially dangerous. Eberhard Fuhr shares his personal story inside the FBI roundup of 11,000 German-Americans incarcerated in the United States.
Wednesday, Nov. 10.

NMU Homecoming 2010

Alumni Association Awards and Scholarship Brunch.

Three Northern Michigan University alumni were recognized for their achievements as part of Homecoming 2010 activities. Clifford Luft of Marquette received the Alumni Achievement Award. James “Brig” Sorber of Lansing and Stephen DesJardins of Ann Arbor received Distinguished Alumni Awards. Watch the ceremony.

Charles Ballard, a leading authority on Michigan’s fiscal challenges, presented a forum on tax reform and revenue issues confronting the state on Tuesday, April 6. Ballard is a Michigan State University economics professor and director of the State of the State Survey in MSU’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research. He is the author of Michigan at the Millennium and Michigan’s Economic Future.
View the presentation here.

Dr. Gary Olson, director of the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency, made the first of three spring presentations focusing on the state's financial picture, when he met with the NMU community on March 19.
View the presentation here.

The 2009 UNITED Conference was a celebration of diversity, culture, and community. There are seven UNITED tracks: UNITED in are, dance/music, diversity, film, food and research/scholarship, and service. If you missed the 2009 conference, you can see many of the presentations by clicking on the MediaSite Live to get the full menu.

MediaSite Live videos of UNITED conference presentations.


William Ford Jr., Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company, was on the campus of Northern Michigan University where he interacted with NMU and Michigan Tech students.
View the presentation here.


Ron Gettelfinger, current chief president of the industrial union United Auto Workers, was on the campus of Northern Michigan University where he interacted with NMU and Michigan Tech students.
View the presentation here.


"Anatomy of a Murder" Symposium, June 29, 2009
As part of the 50th anniversary of the filming of Anatomy of a Murder in Marquette County, NMU hosted a special filmmaking symposium. Six scholars presented on various aspects of the film. Keynote speaker Foster Hirsch focused on director Otto Preminger. Hirsch is a professor of film at Brooklyn College in New York and recently published a biography of Preminger. Other presenters included the Michigan Film Office and other associated with filming in Marquette County.
View the presentations here.



New Business Venture Competition, April 2009
Five contestants present their business plans to a panel of judges. The competition is designed to encourage entrepreneurial activism among students by recognizing and rewarding those who present detailed plans for designing and creating new business enterprises, drawing on their own ideas and inventions of those of others.
View the student presentations.



Great Lakes Symposium: Politics and Policy of Protecting the Great Lakes, Oct. 2008
Three expert panelists discuss the policy of managing the Great Lakes. The panelists were David Dempsey, journalist and author of Great Lakes for Sale: From Whitecaps to Bottle Caps; Ken Sikkema, national expert on water and environmental issues, policy expert and former senate majority leader; and Tom Baldini, former chairman of the International Joint Commission.
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2008 UNITED Conference featuring Dr. Quirico Samonte, Sept. 2008
This conference attracts thousands of people and features more than 60 presentations and performances in the tracks of art, dance, diversity, film, food and research.
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Sonderegger Symposium, Oct. 2008
The Center for U.P. Studies once again brought a sense of history to Yooper culture during its annual Sonderegger Symposium. Sixteen presentations on Upper Peninsula topics were featured at the eighth installment of the symposium.
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Other presentations available on Mediasite:

NMU Center for Native American Studies

NMU Presidential speeches and forums