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  • December 1, 2015
    NMU Student Commencement Speaker, Soloist Announced

    Trevor Case of Chatham, Mich. will be the student speaker at NMU’s mid-year commencement on Saturday, Dec. 12. He will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship and a double minor in anthropology and alternative energies. Lauren Larsen of Brighton, Mich., will be the student soloist.

  • November 25, 2015
    Pummill to Deliver NMU Commencement Keynote

    Danny Pummill, acting under secretary for benefits in the Department of Veterans Affairs, will be the keynote speaker at NMU’s mid-year commencement on Saturday, Dec. 12. He also will be awarded an honorary doctorate of public service. The NMU alumnus graduated in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement.

  • November 24, 2015
    NMU Associate Professor, Student Win Top Paper Award

    NMU associate professor Jessica Thompson and undergraduate student Jose Aburto from Cicero, Ill., won the Top Paper in Environmental Communication Award at the National Communication Association Conference in Las Vegas. They were recognized for their research titled, Ecosystem-What? Public Understanding and Trust in Conservation Science and Ecosystem Services. Aburto also gave a formal presentation highlighting the results of the paper on Nov. 19. He is a participant in the McNair Scholars Program and is pursuing a public relations major and sustainability minor. Thompson teaches courses in public relations and communication studies.

  • November 24, 2015
    NCLL Tours Sawyer Airport

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation at Sawyer International Airport. The discussion will address Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and airline guidelines regarding acceptable luggage. There will also be handouts, examples of allowable items and a question-and-answer period.

  • November 24, 2015
    NMU's Lighting Up the Holidays Dec. 2

    NMU will host its 28th annual Lighting up the Holidays from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. The event is free and open to the public. Activities at the University Center include a visit from Santa and photos, horse-drawn hayrides, face painting, free children's books, entertainment, games, crafts and refreshments.

  • November 23, 2015
    Regional Police Academy Meeting Dec. 1

    The NMU Regional Police Academy will hold a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1, for those planning to attend the 2016 academy. The meeting will run from 5-5:45 p.m. in room 132 of the Jacobetti Complex. It is intended for those who will participate in the May 2-Aug. 16 session.

  • November 18, 2015
    NMU Named Military Friendly School

    NMU has been named a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media. This is NMU’s seventh consecutive appearance on the list. The designation honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are “doing the most to embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.”

  • November 18, 2015
    Oxford Fellow Gives Nutrition and Health Talk at NMU

    Dr. Paul Clayton, an Oxford Fellow with the Royal Society of Medicine, will present “Dietary Shifts and Changes in Public Health Patterns” at NMU. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in the Jamrich Hall auditorium. The public is invited. 

  • November 18, 2015
    Claudia Schmidt Performance Dec. 4

    Folk singer Claudia Schmidt will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the Marquette Regional History Center. This Beaumier Coffee House concert is co-sponsored by the Hiawatha Music Co-op and the Marquette Regional History Center. A Michigan native, Schmidt has spent more than four decades as a touring professional. She has played in North American and European venues ranging from intimate clubs to 4,000-seat theaters to festival stages before a crowd of 25,000. Schmidt has recorded 19 albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues and jazz idioms featuring her acclaimed skills playing 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer.

  • November 17, 2015
    NCLL Hosts Immigration Discussion

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a discussion titled "Immigration: A 21st Century Challenge.” The event will explore the legal, religious and educational aspects of immigration.