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  • December 9, 2016
    NMU Offers New Medicinal Plant Chemistry Degree

    Northern Michigan University will offer a new medicinal plant chemistry program, beginning with the fall 2017 semester. It is the only four-year degree of its kind to combine experimental horticulture and advanced analytical chemistry with an optional entrepreneurial track. The program is designed to prepare students for success in emerging industries related to medicinal plant production, analysis and distribution.

  • December 9, 2016
    NMU Board Meets

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees approved a new medicinal plant chemistry bachelor’s degree that will be implemented in fall 2017. Trustees also discussed the following budget reinvestments: $200,000 for the fund supporting contingent/adjunct instructors and teaching overloads; $50,000 for student travel; and $50,000 for academic support funding.

  • December 7, 2016
    NMU Student Commencement Speaker, Soloist Announced

    Andre Stringer of Detroit will be the student speaker at Northern Michigan University’s mid-year commencement on Saturday, Dec. 10. Kyle Hantz of Marquette will be the student soloist at the ceremony. He will lead the singing of the university’s alma mater, “Hail Northern,” and the national anthem.

  • December 7, 2016
    Reinhardt is Students' Choice for Commencement Speaker

    A new recognition program will debut at Northern Michigan University’s mid-year commencement on Saturday, Dec. 10. The Students’ Choice Award is presented to a faculty or staff member nominated by graduating students to serve as the keynote speaker at the ceremony. The first recipient is Martin Reinhardt, a professor in the Center for Native American Studies.

  • December 6, 2016
    NMU Faculty Awards Presented

    Six Northern Michigan University faculty members were recognized at the annual Celebration of Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship. Recipients and their awards were: Christi Edge of Education and Brian Kakas of Art and Design, Excellence in Teaching; Neil Cumberlidge and Kurt Galbreath, both of Biology, Excellence in Scholarship; Mounia Ziat of Psychology, Technology Innovation; and Dwight Brady of Communication and Performance Studies, Academic Service Learning.

  • December 5, 2016
    Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center Celebrates 10 Years

    The Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will host a 10th anniversary celebration from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at its gallery in Gries Hall. The event will feature live music, appetizers, refreshments and cake. Admission is free.

  • December 1, 2016
    NMU Automotive Tech Program Ranked

    Northern Michigan University has the 20th best automotive technology program in the nation among four-year schools, according to the 2016-2017 rankings released by

  • November 30, 2016
    'Scrooge' Performed at NMU

    Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre will re-establish its tradition of performing "Scrooge" before the holidays. The musical is based on the Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol." The cast is composed of NMU students, faculty and staff, along with community members. The story follows a bitter old man's discovery of the true meaning of Christmas.

  • November 30, 2016
    NCLL Presents Winter Driving Survival Workshop

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present a winter driving survival workshop with tips on what items to keep in a vehicle and how to stay safe if a car breaks down or gets stuck.

  • November 29, 2016
    Secreast, Wylde Flowers Perform

    Singer-songwriter Joe Secreast and the duo Wylde Flowers will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the Panowski Black Box Theatre at Northern Michigan University. This Beaumier Coffee House concert is co-sponsored by the Hiawatha Music Co-op and the Marquette Regional History Center.