News Bureau


  • May 17, 2018
    Leadership Program Thanks Campus Mentors

    The NMU Student Leader Fellowship Program expresses its appreciation to the following faculty and staff members who served as mentors for the SLFP.  For one academic year, they acted as a role model, adviser and friend for a student fellow by providing guidance and support to the students as they strive to become leaders of their communities through service.

  • May 16, 2018
    NMU Nursing Collaborates on Middle College Program

    NMU's School of Nursing is collaborating with Marquette-Alger Technical Middle College (MATMC) on a new Practical Nursing certificate program. The program was established in response to outreach from local healthcare providers who have expressed a critical need for LPNs. 

  • May 16, 2018
    Three NMU Buildings Closed Temporarily

    Northern Michigan University is closing three campus buildings as a precautionary measure to facilitate additional water testing after inconsistent lead level readings from limited test areas in each facility. The PEIF, Thomas Fine Arts and the Learning Resources Center will remain closed until NMU receives expedited independent laboratory results—potentially over the weekend—and makes a determination of whether additional investigation and testing is required. Employees in the three impacted buildings should contact their supervisors about working arrangements for the remainder of this week. Updated information will be available at

  • May 15, 2018
    U.P. Broadband Listening Session May 24

    The Michigan Consortium of Advanced Networks (MCAN) will hold listening sessions across the state to gather feedback on the best ways to strengthen broadband access and connectivity in the state. MCAN Vice Chair Gavin Leach of Northern Michigan University will host the Upper Peninsula listening session. The event is scheduled from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in 1318 Jamrich Hall at NMU.

  • May 10, 2018
    Sports Hall of Fame Class Announced

    The Northern Michigan University Athletics Department has introduced the NMU Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2018. Inductees this year will be Richard "Dick" Allen, Tim Jones, John LaPointe, Heather (Mizer) Sarnowski, Kim (Storm) Ylitalo and the 1997-98 women's basketball team.

  • May 7, 2018
    U.P. Folklife Award Winners Named

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center has announced the 2018 recipients of the Upper Peninsula Folklife Award. The award honors individuals who have worked to preserve and promote folk traditions, as well as organizations and businesses that have helped to promote and preserve the region's culture. The two awardees are French Canadian musician Dave Bezotte and the Trenary Home Bakery. 

  • May 4, 2018
    Triplets Graduate from Same Program with 4.0 GPAs

    It is not common for triplets to graduate from the same college, but the Rhodes brothers of Memphis, Mich., have ramped up the rarity factor at Northern Michigan University. All three will receive bachelor’s degrees on May 5 in the same major—construction management—and all have earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point average over their academic careers. They even share the same professional goal of someday running their own construction firm. The trio is composed of Jacob and Phillip, who are identical, and Ryan, who is fraternal.

  • May 4, 2018
    NMU Board Presents Student Awards

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees presented its annual Student Achievement Awards for significant contributions to the quality of life at NMU through extracurricular activities or work in a university department. Recipients were: Meghan Hohenstein of Bloomington, Minn., Outstanding Female Graduating Senior; Adam Kall of Davenport, Iowa, Outstanding Male Graduating Senior; Samantha Black of Caledonia, Mich., Outstanding Student of Any Class; and Joseph Roberts, Outstanding Nontraditional Student. Michelle Gardiner, who will be relocating from Texas to Germany with the U.S. Air Force, received the new Outstanding Global Campus Student award.

  • May 4, 2018
    NMU Board Approves Tuition and Fees Schedule

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today demonstrated its support for continued transformation led by a strategic plan that focuses on investment and innovation. Trustees approved a 2018-19 tuition and fees schedule that will generate additional investment dollars while preserving NMU’s longtime rank of second-lowest tuition and fees among Michigan’s public universities. The combined average cost for full-time resident undergraduates will be $5,280.50 per semester, an increase of $245 per semester from last year’s rate.

  • May 3, 2018
    NMU Food Pantry Seeks Continued Support

    Organizers of the NMU Food Pantry, which served 119 unique students over 341 visits this semester, extend their gratitude to members of the campus community and beyond who made donations to support its mission. They also encourage continued support over the summer, as food insecurity issues do not go on hiatus and the shelves are in need of restocking. The pantry will be open limited hours, from 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays, until the fall semester. It accepts non-perishable food items, along with personal care, hygiene and paper products. Financial donations also can be made through the NMU Foundation; payroll deduction is available.