News Bureau


  • September 20, 2017
    Alumnus Wins Silver at IDEA Awards

    NMU Art and Design alumnus Thomas Gallagher (’04 BFA) and his company ERMA Power recently received a Silver Award in the outdoor and garden category at the prestigious International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), a premier competition sponsored annually by the Industrial Designers Society of America. ERMA Power received silver for its battery electric riding lawnmower.

  • September 19, 2017
    NMU Hosts Beethoven and Banjos Concert

    The Northern Michigan University music department will host a performance of Beethoven and Banjos at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in Reynold’s Recital Hall. The ensemble is composed of members of Decoda, a New York-based chamber collective and Carnegie Hall’s affiliate ensemble, along with pianist Jeremy Jordan, banjo player Lauren Premo, songwriter May Erlewine and soprano Mary Bonhag. This will be the first concert of Beethoven and Banjos’ 2017 U.P. tour. Admission is free.

  • September 19, 2017
    Surgical Tech Program Marks National Awareness Week

    National Surgical Technologists Week runs through Saturday, Sept. 23. NMU offers a bachelor’s degree in clinical health science with an emphasis on surgical technology. The program coordinators are encouraging students to consider this career option. Surgical technologists serve as the behind-the-scenes “backbone” of the operating room.

  • September 19, 2017
    DeVos Museum Hosts Rabbit Island Exhibition, Events

    Northern Michigan University’s sixth annual Rabbit Island Artist in Residence Exhibition will be displayed Monday, Sept. 25-Sunday, Nov. 12 at the DeVos Art Museum. An opening reception and special events are scheduled in conjunction with the show.

  • September 19, 2017
    Finnish Choir Performs at NMU

    Northern Michigan University's music department will host a Finnish male choir as part of its Guest Artist Series. Runebergskören BSB will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • September 19, 2017
    Math/Science Centers Support 100 Computer Science Teachers

    The Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network, which includes the NMU Seaborg Center, partnered with to send 100 Michigan teachers to professional learning opportunities in Phoenix and Philadelphia. The teachers attended the AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) Course and a 7th-9th grade CS Discoveries pipeline course. About seven U.P. teachers and one educator being trained as a facilitator for future cohorts were among the attendees.

  • September 18, 2017
    NMU Hoop House Produce in Demand

    Herbs, greens and other vegetables cultivated at the NMU Hoop House near the Jacobetti Complex are now being sold to Dining Services, an area restaurant and community members. The new venture follows requests from chefs interested in using fresh, locally grown food. In addition to generating sales revenue to pump back into its operation, the NMU Hoop House will continue donating produce to its volunteers, local food banks and culinary students in training.

  • September 18, 2017
    Autism Talk at NMU

    Psychologist Mary Pelton-Cooper will give a presentation titled "Psychotherapy with People on the Autism Spectrum: A Clinician's Perspective" on Friday, Sept. 22, at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 3 p.m. in 1322 Jamrich Hall. It is part of the Department of Psychological Science Colloquium Series. 

  • September 15, 2017
    NMU Hosts UNITED Conference

    Northern Michigan University will hold its annual Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (UNITED) Conference Sept. 25-26. UNITED is composed of a broad range of presentations and films. This year’s featured speakers and events will address such topics as avoiding biases, universal design, identity politics and more.  

  • September 15, 2017
    'Zambassadors' Reflect on Summer Research

    Eighteen Northern Michigan University students spent a month in Zambia, Africa this summer for a faculty-led study abroad that focused on African ecology and culture. The NMU “Zambassadors” conducted field research of their own design, while accompanied by biology professor Alec Lindsay and local guides. Research topics ranged from foraging behavior of mixed-species flocks of birds to dung beetle habitat preferences to elephant trunk-use behavior. A related "Zamposium" talk will be held during the UNITED Conference from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Erie Room.