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  • March 24, 2017
    Alumna's Novel Becomes Commissioned Play

    Erin Celello’s (MFA ’02) second novel, Learning to Stay, has become the first commissioned play presented by Forward Theater in Madison. Its world premiere runs through April 9. Celello’s novel is about a soldier who returns from Iraq with a traumatic brain injury and a wife struggling to understand the man she no longer recognizes. It was featured as the first pick of the Wisconsin State Journal Book Club in 2013. To see an article on the book's transition to a play and Celello's reaction, click here.

  • March 24, 2017
    Birdsall Wins Broadcasting Awards

    Students in NMU’s multimedia journalism major are finding full-time jobs before they graduate. Chelsea Birdsall was hired near the end of her senior year at ABC10 in Ishpeming, and she recently won two professional awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Birdsall won MAB Merit Awards for news anchoring and investigative reporting.

  • March 23, 2017
    Update on Al Roker's Visit to NMU

    Al Roker will broadcast live from the Superior Dome during NBC’s Today show on Tuesday, March 28. He is visiting Northern Michigan University as students attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest game of freeze tag. Faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to support this rare opportunity to showcase NMU and Marquette before a national audience by filling the Superior Dome as spectators for Tuesday’s broadcast.

  • March 23, 2017
    New Business Venture Competition Finale March 30

    The winner of the 10th annual Northern Michigan University New Business Venture Competition will be decided on Thursday, March 30. The finale features three events: a trade fair display from 1-2 p.m.; an oral presentation of business plans from 2-3 p.m. and 3-3:45 p.m.; and a 60-second elevator pitch from 5-5:15 p.m. All are open to the public and will be held in the in the University Center Explorer Rooms. Winners will be announced at a reception from 5:45-6:45 p.m.

  • March 22, 2017
    NMU Seaborg Center Offers Isle Royale Summer Expedition

    Registration is open for a summer Family Camp Expedition on Isle Royale, Lake Superior’s largest island, presented by Northern Michigan University’s Seaborg Center. The program runs Sunday, June 25-Friday, June 30. Participants will camp at Fork Wilkins State Park before traveling to Isle Royale for hiking, kayaking and exploration. Evening programs will feature island history, ecology and creative activities.

  • March 22, 2017
    Alumnus Joins Miron Construction

    NMU alumnus Eric Brandt (BS 2016) recently joined Miron Construction as a project manager at the company's corporate headquarters in Neenah, Wis. According to a press release, he will be responsible for providing direct management of construction projects, including handling construction and building challenges, purchasing materials, creating and following schedules, and monitoring and reporting on financial issues related to projects. Prior to joining Miron, Brandt worked at the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority in Marquette.

  • March 22, 2017
    NMU Presents April Exercise Science Seminars

    Northern Michigan University’s 2017 Exercise Science Seminar Series will continue every Monday through April 24. NMU second-year graduate students in exercise science are presenting their research. The following April events all begin at 6:15 p.m. in room 241 of the Physical Education Instructional Facility (PEIF). The public is invited.

  • March 21, 2017
    MPA Grad Assumes Monroe YMCA Post

    NMU alumnus Corey Welch (MPA 2016) is the new mission advancement director at the Monroe Family YMCA in Monroe, Mich. He previously served as constituent relations director to state Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, serving as a liaison between Lansing and Monroe and Lenawee counties.

  • March 21, 2017
    Faculty Candidate Presents Biology Seminar

    A faculty candidate for lake fish biologist will present "Foodweb Forethought: Understanding and Managing Fisheries in a Changing World." Tyler Tunney of the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin will give the talk at 4 p.m. Friday, March 24, in 1320 Jamrich Hall. 

  • March 21, 2017
    Students Can Attend Native American Conference for Free

    The Michigan Indian Education Council will hold its 2017 Native American Critical Issues Conference at NMU March 23-25. Registration is $150, but NMU students can attend free with an ID (no meals provided). To register, or for more information, click here

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