News Bureau


  • March 22, 2018
    Alumni-Owned Business Honored For Wildcat Signage

    Northern Michigan University alumnus Mark Pynnonen ('83 BS) has won two consecutive runner-up Project of the Year awards for signage and graphics work that his Signs Now Marquette franchise completed for Wildcat Athletics. The honored work includes large window graphics and backlit brushed-aluminum letters on the exterior of the Berry Events Center. Signs Now Marquette also completed a composite of signage and banners for various athletic facilities.

  • March 22, 2018
    Wildcat Weekend Sets Attendance Record

    Northern Michigan University’s March 17 Wildcat Weekend open house for prospective students and their family members or guests was the largest in NMU history. Total attendance was 982, which included 430 students. Hosting such a large and important recruiting event requires significant involvement by faculty and staff members and student volunteers. More than 230 were on hand, contributing to the program’s success.

  • March 22, 2018
    Lovells Establish NMU Endowed Professorship

    Northern Michigan University has received a $1 million commitment from an alumnus and his spouse to establish NMU’s first endowed professorship. The Mark R. and Eileen Lovell Professorship in the School of Health and Human Performance will focus on education, research and patient care related to concussions. Dr. Mark Lovell (BS ’77 Psychology) is internationally recognized for developing the ImPACT Test, the first and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. He also serves as a neuropsychological consultant for several sports organizations.

  • March 21, 2018
    Lip-Synch Battle Benefits NMU Food Pantry

    The Northern Michigan University Student Athlete Advisory Committee will host a Lip-Sync Battle to benefit the NMU Food Pantry at 8 p.m. Monday, March 26, in 1100 Jamrich Hall.

  • March 20, 2018
    Immigrant Iron Miners Focus of NMU Event

    A presentation titled “Pasties, Beer, Revolution and God: Immigrant Miners and Their Communities on the Marquette Iron Range, 1900-1930” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in room 126 of the Learning Resources Center at Northern Michigan University. This “Evening at the Archives” event is hosted by the Central U.P. and NMU Archives as part of NMU’s Diversity Common Reader Program.

  • March 19, 2018
    NMU Group Offers Free Tax Return Help

    Northern Michigan University’s Beta Alpha Psi is offering free income tax return assistance to students and community members. The program is offered from 5-7 p.m. in the University Center Trading Lab every Tuesday and Thursday through April 12, with the exception of spring break week March 5-9. 

  • March 19, 2018
    NCLL Hosts St. Vinnie's Tour

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a “Behind the Scenes at St. Vinnie’s” tour and presentation. It will be held from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at St. Vincent de Paul, which is located at 2119 Presque Isle in Marquette.

  • March 19, 2018
    NCLL Explores NMU Broadband

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a “Northern Michigan University Broadband and Education for Everyone” presentation. It will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 3, in room 111B of NMU’s Learning Resources Center.

  • March 19, 2018
    O'Connor Honored by Michigan Irish-American Chamber

    NMU alumnus David O’Connor (BS 1996) received the President’s Leadership Award from the Michigan Irish-American Chamber of Commerce (MIACC) at its annual gala on March 13 in Detroit. Dignitaries who attended included the mayor of County Cork, Ireland. O’Connor is founder, past president and board member of the MIACC. The chamber works to advance the business, culture, education and civic welfare of Michigan citizens of Irish descent. It is part of Irish Network USA.

  • March 19, 2018
    Goodman Joins Iron County Prosecutor's Office

    NMU alumna Hannah Goodman (BS Psychology) is the new part-time chief assistant prosecutor in the Iron County Prosecutor’s Office. She has worked for the past several years at the Law Office of Steven J. Tinti, with locations in Crystal Falls and Norway. After graduating from NMU, Goodman continued her education at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing. She has been practicing law since 2011.