Dr. Thompson's PR 432 Environmental Campaigns

Class Mobilizes March


As part of Jes Thompson’s PR 432 Environmental Campaigns class, students organized a march against climate change.  The march took place on Sunday, September 21st starting at the power plant on South Beach and ended up at the Presque Isle power plant. Full story.

News and Information

CAPS Students eat up new Apple lab

With the start of the new fall semester, students in the CAPS department are the first to experience the new Mac lab located in Thomas Fine Arts room 318.  All decked out with wall-to-wall desks topped with new Apple iMac’s and an LCD Smart Board in lieu of chalk.  Click here for the full story.




"The Towers" - The year is 3011 and the people of The Towers are living the dream—wild parties, no responsibilities, and all the food you can eat. There’s just one catch. On your 18th birthday you are sacrificed before a cheering, screaming audience in eternal debt to the gods. But young seventeen-year-old Spade begins to question her life in The Towers, asking a simple question nobody has ever thought to ask: Why? Soon, she discovers the horrifying truth and struggles to expose The Towers for what they really are—A massive slaughterhouse of human beings.

A native to South East Michigan, the author Natalie Berger  is currently a student here at NMU majoring in art and design and minoring in theatre and entertainment arts as well as English/writing.   She also works as an independent filmmaker and costume shop seamstress at her college theatre.

Her book, The Towers was released on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.  Read More



Some of Our Many UpcomingShows/Events:

"Haunted Theatre" Oct. 30 - Nov. 1

"Chicago" which will run Nov. 19 through Nov. 22, 2014 in the Forest Roberts Theatre

"Tribes" will show Feb. 10 - Feb. 21, 2015 in the Black Box Theatre

"Little Shop of Horrors"  will run April 15 - April 19 in the Forest Roberts Theatre

Learn More About CAPS Majors

brian price screen shotLearn more about what it means to be a Communications and Performance Studies student at NMU. Watch videos that feature students who are majoring in communication studies, multimedia journalism, media productions and new technology, public relations, or theater and entertainment arts


Have you ever wondered what to do with your major after graduation? Download the documents below to learn more about your career options.


Contact Us

Communication and Performance Studies Department
1401 Presque Isle Ave.
Marquette, MI 29855

Phone: 906-227-2045

Email: caps@nmu.edu