News Bureau


  • March 29, 2017
    NMU Receives $6.5 Million for Broadband Expansion

    Northern Michigan University will receive a $6.5 million Investment Fund Award from the Michigan Strategic Fund to accelerate its effort to extend high-speed educational broadband throughout the Upper Peninsula. The funds will be used to build out and equip 64 cities and townships over a two-year period.

  • March 29, 2017
    NMU Honors Distinguished Faculty Award Recipients

    Joe Lubig of the School of Education, Leadership and Public Service and Neil Russell of the Physics Department were honored as NMU’s 2017 Distinguished Faculty Award recipients at a reception Tuesday night.

  • March 29, 2017
    Inaugural PRIME Presentation April 13

    Northern Michigan University will host its first-ever presentation by collaborative faculty and student teams who received internal research funding through NMU’s innovative PRIME program. The presentation will serve as the keynote event at the annual Celebration of Student Scholarship on Thursday, April 13. It is scheduled at 5 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall.

  • March 29, 2017
    NMU Hosts Celebration of Student Scholarship

    Student scholarship is among the core educational endeavors at Northern Michigan University and those efforts will be recognized at the 22nd annual Celebration of Student Scholarship on Thursday, April 13. This event allows undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to publically display and discuss posters and give presentations explaining or demonstrating their work.

  • March 25, 2017
    New Business Venture Competition Finale March 30

    The winner of the 10th annual Northern Michigan University New Business Venture Competition will be decided on Thursday, March 30. Entrepreneurs behind five products or services will participate in the finale. Events include a trade fair display from 1-2 p.m., an oral presentation of business plans from 2-3 p.m. and 3-3:45 p.m., and a 60-second elevator pitch from 5-5:15 p.m. All are open to the public and will be held in the in the University Center Explorer Rooms. 

  • March 24, 2017
    Alumna's Novel Becomes Commissioned Play

    Erin Celello’s (MFA ’02) second novel, Learning to Stay, has become the first commissioned play presented by Forward Theater in Madison. Its world premiere runs through April 9. Celello’s novel is about a soldier who returns from Iraq with a traumatic brain injury and a wife struggling to understand the man she no longer recognizes. It was featured as the first pick of the Wisconsin State Journal Book Club in 2013. To see an article on the book's transition to a play and Celello's reaction, click here.

  • March 24, 2017
    Climate@Noon Seminar Addresses Tropical Forests' Role

    The role of tropical forests in the global carbon cycle will be the topic of the next “Climate@Noon” seminar at Northern Michigan University. George Weiblen from the University of Minnesota will discuss the findings of a ForestGeo plot he established in New Guinea, an island in the southwest Pacific. The event is scheduled for 12 p.m. Friday, March 31, in 1318 Jamrich Hall.

  • March 24, 2017
    'Cannabis Conundrum' Talk at NMU

    The genetics and politics of cannabis will be explored during a presentation on Thursday, March 30, at Northern Michigan University. George Weiblen, University of Minnesota professor of plant and microbial biology and director of the Bell Museum of Natural History, will lead the discussion at 8 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited.

  • March 24, 2017
    Global Citizen Week at NMU

    Global Citizen Week, a collaborative event put on by several Northern Michigan University student organizations and community members, will take place March 27-31. Several free events will occur throughout the week, with the goal of creating conversation about what it means to be a global citizen.