- October 12, 2015NMU Student, Alumnus Complete Field Work in Alaska
Clayton Queen, a NMU environmental science major from Cedar, recently completed grant-funded field work on Alaska’s North Slope as part of the international Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) IV program. He was the only undergraduate student on the team and worked alongside NMU alumnus Frederick “Fritz” Nelson, one of the researchers who established the program more than two decades ago.
- October 12, 2015Reinhardt Impacted by Colorado Research Experience
Four NMU physics students returned to campus this fall with the value-added benefit of summer research conducted at different locations. One was Biidaaban "Daabii" Reinhardt of Gwinn, who went to the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo.
- October 12, 2015Former Packer LeRoy Butler to Speak at NMU
Former Green Bay Packers strong safety LeRoy Butler will speak at NMU about how he overcame physical problems as a child to become a four-time Pro Bowl honoree and Super Bowl champion. His presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. Admission is free for NMU students and $2 for the general public.
- October 12, 2015'Off the Grid' Exhibit Opens Saturday at Beaumier Center
A new exhibition titled “Off the Grid,” about the quest of people to achieve a self-sufficient lifestyle in the Upper Peninsula, will open Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at NMU. An opening reception featuring refreshments and hors d’ouevres is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. in 105 Cohodas Hall. Admission is free.
- October 8, 2015Invent@NMU Lauded by Governor, 40 Below Group
Invent@NMU, which helps clients bring product ideas and inventions to consumer markets, was the subject of a complimentary tweet yesterday by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. It also received the Next Generation Best Place to Work Award at the 40 Below birthday bash honoring Marquette County young professionals. Students from Invent@NMU accepted the honor at the late September event.
- October 8, 2015Paquet Completes Helly Hansen Internship
NMU 2015 public relations graduate Jordan Paquet recently completed a digital marketing internship with Helly Hansen, a European outdoor sportswear company based in Oslo, Norway.
- October 8, 2015NMU Vocal Groups Perform
The NMU Madrigal Singers, University Chorus and Lake Effect Show Choir will perform a concert that explores matters of the heart. Material will range from romantic classical composers to Disney’s Frozen soundtrack and other love songs.
- October 8, 2015NMU Archives Hosts Events for Archives Month
The Central Upper Peninsula and NMU Archives will host two October events in celebration of American Archives Month. An open house and presentation titled “The Embezzling Bishop” is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 15. A presentation on the archives’ role in documenting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community history will take place Thursday, Oct. 29. Both are free and will be held in room 126 of the NMU Learning Resources Center.
- October 7, 2015'Learning to Lead' Conference at NMU
A professional development conference titled “Learning to Lead: Moving Up the Company Ladder” will be hosted by NMU Continuing Education and Workplace Development on Thursday, Nov. 5. Participants will gain an understanding of the ins and outs of managing people and teams, learn how different leadership styles impact the workplace, and receive guidance in navigating basic employment laws.
- October 7, 2015NMU Hosts AmeriCorps Trio
NMU has received a grant to host three AmeriCorps members who will act as mentors/coaches for 50 high school students to help them prepare for postsecondary education. Those stationed at NMU through the Mentoring to Access Corps are Jeff Spagenburg, Jeri Hall and NMU alumnus Andy Cretens. Each had to demonstrate passion about creating equitable opportunities and addressing barriers so that youth can attend college and commit to 1,700 hours of service over one year.