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  • October 2, 2015
    Visiting Writer Kazim Ali at NMU Oct. 8

    Award-winning poet Kazim Ali will give a reading at NMU as part of the English department's Visiting Writer Series. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the University Center Charcoal Room. It is free and open to the public.

  • October 2, 2015
    NMU Students Donate Care Packs to Room at the Inn

    NMU students delivered 60 care packs intended for guests of Room at the Inn, Marquette's emergency homeless shelter and warming center. The packs included gloves, hats, socks, reusable water bottles, toiletries and snacks.

  • October 2, 2015
    Student Nurses Association Hosts 5K

    The NMU Student Nurses Association (SNA) will hold a "Run For Shelter" 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 17. The SNA is donating all proceeds to Janzen House, a non-profit shelter for low-income, potentially homeless people in the Marquette area.

  • October 1, 2015
    NMU Returned MPSERS Payments

    NMU was returned funds of about $9 million as a result of an error in billings by the Michigan Public State Employees Retirement System (MPSERS) that occurred over the past nearly two decades. NMU President Fritz Erickson said the funds will be designated for future payments on NMU’s share of the MPSERS unfunded pension liability, which exceeds $40 million that will be owed through 2036.

  • October 1, 2015
    Cat Packs Rummage Sale Saturday

    Cat Packs, an NMU-initiated program that provides weekend meals to North Star Academy students from financially challenged families, will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at North Star Academy. Donations of clothing, household items, books and baked goods can be dropped off at the school between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2. 

  • October 1, 2015
    NMU Family Weekend Oct. 9-11

    NMU will host Family Weekend Oct. 9-11. The event is designed so that families can feel as if they are a part of their student’s college experience.

  • October 1, 2015
    NMU Hosts Brain-Computer Interfaces Workshop

    A free workshop on the current and future applications of non-invasive and invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) will be offered on Friday, Oct. 23, by NMU’s psychology department and g.tec Guger Technologies Austria. 

  • September 30, 2015
    Actress Brings Play About Writer Willa Cather to NMU

    Actress and writer Prudence Wright Holmes will bring her one-woman show, Call Me William: The Life and Loves of Willa Cather, to NMU on Saturday, Oct. 10. In 1888, Cather “astounded” her Nebraska neighbors with her mind and cross-dressing ways. She had a successful career in publishing and wrote best-selling novels My Antonia and Death Comes for the Archbishop. She won a Pulitzer Prize in 1923.

  • September 30, 2015
    NMU's Richards Earns CEFP Credential

    Kathy Richards, NMU’s associate vice president of engineering and planning/facilities, received the Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential from APPA, the association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities. The CEFP is a way to validate the knowledge and competency required of a professional in the field.

  • September 29, 2015
    Indigenous People's Resistance Day Event Oct. 12

    REVISED: Her current position was inadvertently omitted from the first version of the release sent Sept. 29. Please use this version instead. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    NMU’s Center for Native American Studies will host an Indigenous People’s Resistance Day event. It will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in Jamrich 1322.