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  • February 21, 2018
    NMU Alumna Writes Two Plays Set in Upper Midwest

    Northern Michigan University alumna Karen Saari’s (‘96 BS) play, In a Clearing, will have its world premiere this summer under the direction of NMU alumnus Andrew Gall (‘95 BS), interim managing artistic director of Magnetic Theatre Company in Asheville, N.C. Another play by Saari, Bad in Bed, is set in Marquette and features characters who are NMU alumni. A developmental production of Bad in Bed is taking place through Saturday, Feb. 24, at Acadiana Repertory Theatre in Lafayette, La.

  • February 20, 2018
    Faculty/Staff Photo Shoot Feb. 27

    Northern Michigan University faculty and staff are encouraged to attend a free professional photo shoot on Tuesday, Feb. 27, for updated headshots that will provide a cohesive look for departmental websites and recruiting/marketing materials. University photographer Josh LeClair and his staff will conduct the sessions.

  • February 20, 2018
    Haltof Publishes Book on Holocaust Film

    Northern Michigan University English Professor Marek Haltof recently published a book titled "Screening Auschwitz: Wanda Jakubowska’s 'The Last Stage' and the Politics of Commemoration." The book examines the first narrative film to portray the infamous Nazi German concentration and extermination camp. "The Last Stage" was released in 1948 and directed by Jakubowska, an Auschwitz survivor.

  • February 19, 2018
    Self-Injury and Self-Destructive Behaviors Addressed

    A presentation titled “Understanding Self-Injury and Self-Destructive Behaviors in Clinical Populations: Treatment Conceptualization and Considerations” will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in room 1322 of Jamrich Hall at Northern Michigan University. This presentation is part of the NMU Psychological Science Colloquium Series.

  • February 16, 2018
    Nursing Prof Honored for Assisting Stroke Victim

    Nursing Professor Nancy Maas was honored by the NMU Board of Trustees today for her quick response in lending qualified help to 34-year-old alumna Anna Dravland, who had collapsed on a Marquette street after suffering a debilitating stroke.

  • February 16, 2018
    NMU Board Approves Housing, Dining Rates

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved housing and dining rates for the 2018-19 academic year. The cost of a standard double-occupancy room in the traditional residence halls and the “gold constant meal pass” dining option will be $5,203 per semester, an increase of $164 to cover inflationary cost adjustments and maintenance needs. Double-occupancy rooms in The Woods complex with the same meal plan will be $5,595 per semester, an increase of $163.

  • February 16, 2018
    Board to Review Policies, Starting with Sexual Misconduct

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has formed an ad hoc committee to review university policies to ensure that they reflect current best practices. The first priority will be NMU’s sexual misconduct policy, which was updated in 2016 and amended in 2017.

  • February 16, 2018
    FRT Offers Sensory-Friendly 'Tarzan' Performance

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present a modified performance of the musical Tarzan geared toward children and adults who are on the autism spectrum or have sensory issues. The goal is to preserve the entertainment value of the show so families can enjoy it together while also creating a supportive environment. Free admission is made possible through private donor support. FRT has partnered with the Theatre Development Fund (TDF) in New York City to produce this “Theater for All” performance, scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15.

  • February 15, 2018
    NMU Alumnus Teacher Recounts Parkland Shooting

    When NMU alumnus Ernest Rospierski (BS 2005) heard the fire alarm at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., he assumed it was a previously discussed “code red” drill. As students filed out of his classroom, he heard gunfire. A bullet grazed his cheek, but Rospierski managed to push his students toward the stairway so they could escape. He hid in a bathroom, where his thoughts turned to his wife and fellow NMU graduate Andrea Kowalski-Rospierski (BA 2005), who also teaches at the school and was in another building across campus. Read the full Miami Herald story here

  • February 15, 2018
    NMU Presents Dance Concert Feb. 22-24

    Northern Michigan University’s dance minor presents its annual Dance Concert Thursday, Feb. 22-Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m., with a 1 p.m. matinee performance Saturday, at Forest Roberts Theatre. This concert is choreographed and performed by NMU students, faculty and guest performers.