News Bureau


  • March 25, 2017
    Alumna Honored as State's Top Middle School Science Teacher

    NMU alumna Leigh Ann (Dalton) Roehm is the 2017 Michigan Middle School Science Teacher of the Year. She was honored March 24 at the Michigan Science Teachers’ Association Conference in Novi. Roehm leads 7th graders in Saline, Mich. According to a news article, she helps teachers across the country develop innovative curriculum to meet "next-generation science standards" and guides students as they test water quality along the Saline River. This is Roehm's latest award. Two years ago, she was one of five “master teachers” selected by the National Education Association among 10,000 applicants. The former Wildcat basketball player also coaches the sport. See an rticle on Roehm here.  

  • 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
    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. The finale features three events: 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. Winners will be announced at a reception from 5:45-6:45 p.m.

  • 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.

  • March 23, 2017
    Update on Al Roker's Visit to NMU

    Al Roker will broadcast live from the Superior Dome during NBC’s Today show on Tuesday, March 28. He is visiting Northern Michigan University as students attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest game of freeze tag. Faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to support this rare opportunity to showcase NMU and Marquette before a national audience by filling the Superior Dome as spectators for Tuesday’s broadcast.

  • March 23, 2017
    Birdsall Wins Broadcasting Awards

    Students in NMU’s multimedia journalism major are finding full-time jobs before they graduate. Chelsea Birdsall was hired near the end of her senior year at ABC10 in Ishpeming, and she recently won two professional awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Birdsall won MAB Merit Awards for news anchoring and investigative reporting.

  • March 22, 2017
    NMU Seaborg Center Offers Isle Royale Summer Expedition

    Registration is open for a summer Family Camp Expedition on Isle Royale, Lake Superior’s largest island, presented by Northern Michigan University’s Seaborg Center. The program runs Sunday, June 25-Friday, June 30. Participants will camp at Fork Wilkins State Park before traveling to Isle Royale for hiking, kayaking and exploration. Evening programs will feature island history, ecology and creative activities.

  • March 22, 2017
    Alumnus Joins Miron Construction

    NMU alumnus Eric Brandt (BS 2016) recently joined Miron Construction as a project manager at the company's corporate headquarters in Neenah, Wis. According to a press release, he will be responsible for providing direct management of construction projects, including handling construction and building challenges, purchasing materials, creating and following schedules, and monitoring and reporting on financial issues related to projects. Prior to joining Miron, Brandt worked at the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority in Marquette.