- October 26, 2016First Nations Food Taster Nov. 4
The 16th annual First Nations Food Taster at Northern Michigan University will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Jacobetti Complex. Many of the menu items are inspired by the Decolonizing Diet Project, which celebrates Great Lakes indigenous foods and ingredients. Returning menu items include bison stew, three sisters’ casserole, pumpkin corn bread and sun butter cookies. New menu items include turkey stir-fry and mint wild rice salad.
- October 26, 2016Woodland Sky Dance Company to Perform at NMU
Northern Michigan University's Center for Native American Studies will present a free performance by the Woodland Sky Dance Company on Friday, Nov. 18. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall. It is part of NMU's Native American Heritage Month celebration taking place in November.
- October 25, 2016SLFP Recognized for Volunteer Service
The Student Leader Fellowship Program (SLFP) at Northern Michigan University received the 2016 U.P. Service Award in the volunteer program category from the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development. The award was presented at the recent U.P. Non-Profit Conference held on campus. SLFP was recognized "for mobilizing people and resources to deliver creative solutions to community needs.”
- October 25, 2016Hebert Honored for Leader Dogs Fundraiser
John Hebert, NMU alumnus and vice president of the NMU Foundation Board of Trustees, will receive the Edmund T. Ahee Jewel Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser from the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Detroit Chapter. Crain's Detroit Business reports that Hebert helped Leader Dogs for the Blind, which he serves as board chair, raise $14.5 million for a new canine development center.
- October 25, 2016NMU Recognized for Online Education
Northern Michigan University is the top Upper Peninsula school in the 2016-17 “Best Online Colleges in Michigan” ranking released by affordablecollegesonline.org. NMU is 10th among all state public and private institutions on the list.
- October 25, 2016Free Quilting Talks, Workshop Planned
Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum will host a discussion and workshop titled “Quilting Then and Now: Giveaways, Swaps and Conversations.” It is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Admission is free.
- October 25, 2016NCLL Offers North Country Scenic Trail Hike
Editors: Please note the Oct. 28 registration deadline.
The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will hike a portion of the North Country Scenic Trail from Kawbawgam Pocket Park to Lake LaVasseur on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
- October 24, 2016Free Drum Clinic at NMU Sunday
Northern Michigan University's Music Department will host a free drum set clinic with Scott Pellegrom, an NMU alumnus and former finalist in Guitar Center's National Drum-Off Competition. The clinic is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, in Reynolds Recital Hall. It is open to the public.
- October 24, 2016NCLL Hosts Talk on the Gordo Site
Editors: Please note the Oct. 31 registration deadline.
A court-ordered drawdown of the Deer Lake Basin provided an opportunity to complete an archaeological survey of its shores, which led to the discovery of a late Paleo-Indian site. The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation on what became known as the Gordo Site and provide a glimpse into this previously unknown time period in the Upper Peninsula.
- October 21, 2016Cancer Immunotherapy Talks at NMU
Don Shaffer, a Northern Michigan university alumnus and senior scientist at Jounce Therapeutics, will present "Immunotherapy: A new hope for long-term cancer regression." His talk is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in 2904 West Science. Shaffer will also present "Engineering CARs for Cancer Immunotherapy" at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in NMU's Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. Both are free and open to the public.