News Bureau


  • November 20, 2017
    FOX Sports Gets Assist from NMU Staff, Students

    Northern Michigan University students and staff played a major role in producing the FOX Sports Detroit coverage of two 8-player high school football state championships played Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Superior Dome. The live-to-tape games will be regionally broadcast Tuesday, Nov. 21.

  • November 20, 2017
    NIH Grant Supports Anxiety Research

    Anxiety disorders are not occasional bouts of worry or fear, according to the National Institutes of Health. They persist and can worsen over time, potentially interfering with job performance, schoolwork and relationships. NMU psychology professor Josh Carlson received a prestigious $358,000 NIH grant to study the neuroscience of anxiety disorders and the impacts of a treatment called attention bias modification (ABM). 

  • November 20, 2017
    Financial Gift Brightens NMU Tree

    Northern Michigan University will unveil a more radiant tree for its 30th annual lighting, thanks to a gift from alumnus and Board of Trustees Chair Scott Holman (’65 BS). The pine on the north side of the University Center will be illuminated with 18,000 new LED lights, compared with last year’s 400. Holman funded the full project cost of about $5,000.

  • November 17, 2017
    NCLL Hosts LSCP Program

    A presentation on the operations of the Lake Superior Community Partnership will be offered from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Shiras Room of Peter White Public Library. The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning is sponsoring the event.

  • November 17, 2017
    Grad Joins Doig Corp.

    Northern Michigan University alumnus Chris Heikkila (‘94) recently joined Doig Corporation as an account manager and sales engineer in Cedarburg, Wis. Heikkila earned an associate degree in electrical technology and has 20 years of experience in the processing and industrial equipment industries. Doig Corp. is a privately held full-line distributor of industrial automation components.

  • November 17, 2017
    Alumnus Completes First Novel

    Northern Michigan University alumnus B.G. Bradley (‘93) completed his first novel, Winter Heart. The U.P. native earned his master’s degree in English at NMU and previously worked as a newspaper reporter. Bradley has taught English and drama for more than 30 years in the central Upper Peninsula.

  • November 16, 2017
    NMU Student Researches Impacts of Gardening

    A Northern Michigan University graduate student this week successfully defended her thesis research that offers support for the benefits of horticultural intervention. Rachel Ochylski of Grosse Pointe found that gardening increased social engagement and reduced self-reported indicators of depression among older adults living in a long-term care facility. It also reduced stress indicators, such as blood pressure and heart rate, among NMU students. Based on their potential to positively impact mental, physical and social well-being, holistic interventions like gardening workshops should be considered in long-term care facilities and educational institutions, she concluded.

  • November 16, 2017
    NMU Partners with Subaru-U

    Northern Michigan University has become the first Subaru University (Subaru-U) in the Upper Peninsula and the second in Michigan. NMU will infuse the corporation’s web-based training into its existing two-year automotive service technology curriculum at no extra cost to students. It will also enhance hands-on learning with the recent addition of three vehicle models donated by Subaru of America. Students will graduate with an industry credential that qualifies them to work at any Subaru dealership.

  • November 16, 2017
    NMU Lights Up the Holidays Nov. 29

    Northern Michigan University will host its 30th annual Lighting Up the Holidays, a free kick off to the season for NMU families, students and community members. It will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the University Center.

  • November 15, 2017
    NMU Foundation Promotes Giving Tuesday

    Northern Michigan University will participate for the first time in Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving, on Nov. 28.  Celebrated after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. The NMU President's Council, Alumni and Foundation Boards. and the NMU Board of Trustees have kickstarted the campaign, with members already pledging significant contributions.