News Bureau


  • October 19, 2018
    Governor Appoints New NMU Trustees

    Gov. Rick Snyder has announced two appointments to the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees, NMU’s eight-person governing body. Travis Weber of Detroit and Stephen Young of Lansing will replace trustees whose terms expire Dec. 31.

  • October 18, 2018
    Swimming Magazine Cites Jensen Study

    A conference paper published by Randall Jensen, professor of Health and Human Performance, is referenced in a Swimming World Magazine article on the backstroke to breaststroke transition turn in the individual medley. Jensen's study analyzed the turns of 14 NCAA Division II women swimmers and found no difference in force among three common styles—open, bucket and crossover—but the bucket turn held the edge for fastest. Read the full magazine story here.

  • October 18, 2018
    FROST Aids Evidence Tech Training

    The NMU Public Safety Institute conducts annual training for evidence technicians, alternating between an intensive two-week basic course one year and a series of two-day refreshers the next. The refreshers being held on campus this month focus on death investigations because the institute partnered with NMU’s Forensic Research Outdoor Station (FROST) and Forensic Anthropology Research Laboratory. Both locations offer hands-on training to complement the classroom instruction provided with support from the Michigan State Police.

  • October 18, 2018
    Band Day Attracts 15 High Schools

    The Wildcat Marching Band will host 15 high school bands at the Superior Dome on Saturday, Oct. 20, when the NMU football team faces Lawrence Tech. According to Director Stephen Grugin, this is the largest Band Day in recent memory. The annual event is a valuable recruiting tool for the music department and NMU. It coincides with Wildcat Weekend, when more than 400 prospective students, accompanied by family members, will be on campus.

  • October 18, 2018
    Patent and Trademark Official Presents at NMU

    James McPherson of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) will visit Northern Michigan University on Wednesday, Oct. 24, to discuss how intellectual property applies to students and small businesses. The program will focus on how to protect ideas through the patent process and how to protect branding through trademarks. He will discuss USPTO and local resources for pro se applicants and how to navigate the USPTO without an attorney. The presentation and question-and-answer session is scheduled from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in room 1706 of the West Science Building. It is free and open to the public.

  • October 17, 2018
    NMU Researches Mobile App Anxiety Treatment

    Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness, affecting about 40 million adults in the United States. The Department of Psychological Science at Northern Michigan University is researching a nontraditional approach—a mobile phone app—to treat negative emotional symptoms related to anxiety. NMU’s Cognitive x Affective Behavior & Integrative Neuroscience (CABIN) Lab is seeking participants for a six-week study involving cell phone use. A National Institute of Mental Health grant is supporting the project.

  • October 17, 2018
    NMU Board Ensures Continued Compliance with Sexual Misconduct Laws

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has directed the administration to ensure compliance with federal and state laws governing sexual misconduct, including the recent Doe vs. Baum ruling. In that University of Michigan case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that when a Title IX disciplinary proceeding involves competing narratives that require a credibility determination, both parties have a constitutional right to cross-examine each other and witnesses in the presence of decision-makers.

  • October 17, 2018
    Grant Supports Civic Learning

    Northern Michigan University English professor Wendy Farkas is using an Endeavor Foundation grant to integrate civic learning into the English general education curriculum. NMU is among 24 institutions selected for funding from 134 applicants. The funding supports an Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) initiative called “Civic Prompts: Civic Learning in the Major by Design.” The initiative seeks to incorporate civic-minded studies and social responsibility as components within students’ major fields of study.

  • October 16, 2018
    Research Fellows Present Work Oct. 25

    NMU Honors Program student and Wildcat football player Aaron Rochow researched the political and economic institutions in the neighboring African countries of Botswana and Zimbabwe to better understand their different development paths. He traveled to Botswana through a Lundin Summer Research Fellowship. Rochow and four other students will give presentations on their summer projects at an Oct. 25 event honoring donor Rich Lundin.

  • October 16, 2018
    Dutch Saxophonist Performs at NMU

    Dutch saxophonist Hans de Jong will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Northern Michigan University's Reynolds Recital Hall as part of the Siril Concert Series. Admission is free.