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  • September 22, 2017
    NMU Board Approves Budget, Capital Outlay Request

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved a 2017-18 general fund operating budget of about $110 million. The budget is $2.2 million, or 2.1 percent, higher than last year. The increase is attributed mainly to contractual obligations and inflationary cost increases related to supplies, materials and support of designated operations and services.

  • September 22, 2017
    'In the Footsteps of Marco Polo' Talk at NMU

    Photographer and adventurer Denis Belliveau traveled in the footsteps of Marco Polo from Italy to China and back. He wrote about his travels and produced a 2008 documentary for PBS, In the Footsteps of Marco Polo. Belliveau will be an "Explorer in Residence" at NMU Sept. 25-29 and will give a public presentation from 6:15-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free. A buffet of Central Asian desserts prepared by NMU chef Nathan Mileski will be available before the presentation from 5:30-6:15 p.m.

  • September 22, 2017
    NMU Police Academy Holds Informational Meetings

    Northern Michigan University’s Regional Police Academy will host informational meetings at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, and Wednesday, Oct. 4, in room 132 of the Jacobetti Complex. Those interested in attending the academy from May-August 2018 are encouraged to attend one of the 45-minute sessions.

  • September 22, 2017
    NCLL Offers RV Seminar

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a Recreational Vehicle Seminar from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 and Thursday, Oct. 5, at Hilltop RV. Dave Korpi from Hilltop RV will provide information and answer questions about Recreational Vehicles to help with your purchase decision. After an introduction, attendees will have the opportunity to tour different models on their lot.

  • September 22, 2017
    One Book One Community Oct. Events Planned

    One Book One Community program has planned October events related to this year’s selection, Wolf’s Mouth by John Smolens, NMU professor emeritus. The novel features a World War II Italian officer in a Prisoner of War camp in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the ruthless camp commandant and the officer’s adventures with an American woman after his escape to postwar Detroit.

  • September 22, 2017
    NMU College of Business Hosts Entrepreneurship Celebration

    Northern Michigan University’s College of Business is hosting a “Celebration of Entrepreneurship.” The event will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in the first-floor atrium of the University Center. There is no cost to attend. Lunch and a t-shirt are included.

  • September 22, 2017
    Seaborg Center Offers Fall College for Kids

    The Northern Michigan University Seaborg Center will offer fall College for Kids programs designed for students in grades K-6. They will be held on the last weekend in September and October. All classes run from 9 a.m. to noon and cost $8. To register, visit http://www.nmu.edu/seaborg/college-kids-fall or contact the Seaborg Center at 227-2002.

  • September 21, 2017
    NMU Hosts Artist Alexis Rockman for 'Great Lakes Cycle'

    American contemporary artist Alexis Rockman will visit Northern Michigan University to participate in a series of October events titled “The Great Lakes Cycle: Art + Science with Alexis Rockman.” The artist is known for his paintings of future landscapes depicting the impact of climate change, species extinction and evolution influenced by genetic engineering. He collaborated with Oscar-winning director Ang Lee on concepts for the Life of Pi film. His work has also been exhibited at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Camden Art Center in London and other galleries and museums around the world.

  • September 21, 2017
    NMU AFSCME Union Ratifies Contract

    Northern Michigan University’s AFSCME 1094 union, which represents food services staff, maintenance employees and police officers, has ratified a three-year contract. The vote passed 79 to 8.

  • September 20, 2017
    DeVos Museum Hosts Rabbit Island Exhibition, Events

    Northern Michigan University’s sixth annual Rabbit Island Artist in Residence Exhibition will be displayed Monday, Sept. 25-Sunday, Nov. 12 at the DeVos Art Museum. An opening reception and special events are scheduled in conjunction with the show.

  • September 20, 2017
    Alumnus Wins Silver at IDEA Awards

    NMU Art and Design alumnus Thomas Gallagher (’04 BFA) and his company ERMA Power recently received a Silver Award in the outdoor and garden category at the prestigious International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), a premier competition sponsored annually by the Industrial Designers Society of America. ERMA Power received silver for its battery electric riding lawnmower.

  • September 20, 2017
    Martin Featured in FasterSkier Article

    Former Wildcat Nordic skier Adam Martin (’17 BS) is featured in a FasterSkier.com feature article. He has joined the Craftsbury Green Racing Project (CGRP), a professional team in northern Vermont. The article focuses extensively on Martin’s time at Northern, including his four All-American NCAA results in both classic and freestyle races and his stellar academic performance as a double major in mathematics and computer science. It also reflects on his positive relationships with mentor and coach Sten Fjeldheim and his NMU professors. Read the full story here

  • September 19, 2017
    NMU Hosts Beethoven and Banjos Concert

    The Northern Michigan University music department will host a performance of Beethoven and Banjos at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in Reynold’s Recital Hall. The ensemble is composed of members of Decoda, a New York-based chamber collective and Carnegie Hall’s affiliate ensemble, along with pianist Jeremy Jordan, banjo player Lauren Premo, songwriter May Erlewine and soprano Mary Bonhag. This will be the first concert of Beethoven and Banjos’ 2017 U.P. tour. Admission is free.

  • September 19, 2017
    Surgical Tech Program Marks National Awareness Week

    National Surgical Technologists Week runs through Saturday, Sept. 23. NMU offers a bachelor’s degree in clinical health science with an emphasis on surgical technology. The program coordinators are encouraging students to consider this career option. Surgical technologists serve as the behind-the-scenes “backbone” of the operating room.

  • September 19, 2017
    Finnish Choir Performs at NMU

    Northern Michigan University's music department will host a Finnish male choir as part of its Guest Artist Series. Runebergskören BSB will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • September 19, 2017
    Math/Science Centers Support 100 Computer Science Teachers

    The Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network, which includes the NMU Seaborg Center, partnered with Code.org to send 100 Michigan teachers to professional learning opportunities in Phoenix and Philadelphia. The teachers attended the AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) Course and a 7th-9th grade CS Discoveries pipeline course. About seven U.P. teachers and one educator being trained as a facilitator for future cohorts were among the attendees.

  • September 18, 2017
    NMU Hoop House Produce in Demand

    Herbs, greens and other vegetables cultivated at the NMU Hoop House near the Jacobetti Complex are now being sold to Dining Services, an area restaurant and community members. The new venture follows requests from chefs interested in using fresh, locally grown food. In addition to generating sales revenue to pump back into its operation, the NMU Hoop House will continue donating produce to its volunteers, local food banks and culinary students in training.

  • September 18, 2017
    Autism Talk at NMU

    Psychologist Mary Pelton-Cooper will give a presentation titled "Psychotherapy with People on the Autism Spectrum: A Clinician's Perspective" on Friday, Sept. 22, at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 3 p.m. in 1322 Jamrich Hall. It is part of the Department of Psychological Science Colloquium Series. 

  • September 15, 2017
    NMU Hosts UNITED Conference

    Northern Michigan University will hold its annual Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (UNITED) Conference Sept. 25-26. UNITED is composed of a broad range of presentations and films. This year’s featured speakers and events will address such topics as avoiding biases, universal design, identity politics and more.  

  • September 15, 2017
    'Zambassadors' Reflect on Summer Research

    Eighteen Northern Michigan University students spent a month in Zambia, Africa this summer for a faculty-led study abroad that focused on African ecology and culture. The NMU “Zambassadors” conducted field research of their own design, while accompanied by biology professor Alec Lindsay and local guides. Research topics ranged from foraging behavior of mixed-species flocks of birds to dung beetle habitat preferences to elephant trunk-use behavior. A related "Zamposium" talk will be held during the UNITED Conference from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Erie Room.

  • September 15, 2017
    NMU Construction Management Job Fair Sept. 21

    Northern Michigan University will host a Construction Management and Engineering Technology Career Fair on Thursday, Sept. 21. The event will feature 43 employers and runs from 1-4 p.m. in the Jacobetti Complex. It is designed for construction management, engineering technology, electrical and industrial maintenance, HVAC/climate control and welding majors. 

  • September 14, 2017
    Anderton Trail System Dedication Monday

    The dedication of the John B. Anderton Trail System at Presque Isle Park will be held on Monday, Sept. 18. Anderton was a geography professor and department head at NMU—his alma mater. He died while cross-country skiing at age 49 in 2014. The park was a special place for recreation and research throughout his lifetime and the focus of his book titled The Jewel in the Crown: An Environmental History of Presque Isle Park, Marquette, Michigan

  • September 14, 2017
    NMU Homecoming Events Planned

    Northern Michigan University’s 2017 Homecoming celebration will include events for alumni and community members Sept. 22-23. All are free unless otherwise indicated.

  • September 14, 2017
    U.P. Cold War Exhibit Seeks Civil Defense Items

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University is seeking materials related to civil defense in the 1950s and '60s for an upcoming exhibition on the history of the Cold War in the Upper Peninsula. Examples include a fallout shelter, food rations, equipment, water, barrels, signs and other material culture. The center would also like to take photos of fallout shelters that still exist.

  • September 13, 2017
    Forest Roberts Theatre Presents Classic Farce 'Noises Off'

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is beginning its 2017-18 season with Noises Off, a British farce by Michael Frayn. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29-Saturday, Sept. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 5-Saturday, Oct. 7, with 1 p.m. matinee performances both Saturdays.

  • September 13, 2017
    Former OTS Coach Returns with Equipment

    Ivan Ivanov, former Greco-Roman coach at the U.S. Olympic Training Site, returned to campus for a visit this week. He now runs Suples Training Systems, a company in his native Bulgaria that makes equipment for wrestling, CrossFit and fitness training. Ivanov donated about $10,000 worth of equipment to the program, according to Mike Kaurala of the USOTS. During his tenure from 2002-09, Ivanov coached Olympians Andy Bisek, Spencer Mango, Justin Lester, Adam Wheeler (Olympic Bronze medalist) and Chas Betts. 

  • September 13, 2017
    One Book Events Planned Around 'Wolf's Mouth'

    The One Book One Community program has planned several events related to this year’s selection, Wolf’s Mouth by John Smolens, NMU professor emeritus. The novel features a World War II Italian officer in a Prisoner of War camp in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the ruthless camp commandant and the officer’s adventures with an American woman after his escape to post-war Detroit.

  • September 12, 2017
    NMU Alumni Twins Gain Entry to Art Prize

    NMU alumni and twin sisters Natalie and Stephanie Heise have each gained their first acceptance into ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, an open international art competition billed by some as the most-attended public art event in the world. According to the Petoskey News Review, Natalie (BFA 2015) will display her photographic collage titled "Catastrophe." Stephanie (BFA 2014) was accepted for a number of illustrations created with the help of Photoshop. This year's event runs Sept. 20-Oct. 8. Read their full story here.

  • September 12, 2017
    NMU Appears in 'U.S. News' Best College Rankings

    Northern Michigan University appears in four categories in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Colleges Rankings. Among regional universities in the Midwest, NMU tied for 83rd best overall and 18th among the top public institutions. It also ranked 67th as a “best value” and tied for 52nd among the best colleges for veterans in the Midwest. 

  • September 11, 2017
    Richmond Honored by NCTE for Best Article

    The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has awarded NMU English Professor Kia Jane Richmond and University of Central Florida English Language Arts Education Assistant Professor Elsie Olan with the 2017 English Leadership Quarterly Best Article Award. They are being recognized for their journal article titled “Conversations, Connections, and Culturally Responsive Teaching: Young Adult Literature in the English Methods Class.” Richmond and Olan will receive their honor during the Conference on English Leadership in St. Louis in November.

  • September 11, 2017
    NMU Reports Increase in Freshman Enrollment

    Northern Michigan University’s 10th day enrollment report shows the number of new first-time, full-time freshmen has increased nearly 11 percent, or 146, over last year. The boost of incoming students helps to minimize some of the overall headcount decline attributed to smaller class sizes in recent years, along with a large graduating class last May.

  • September 8, 2017
    'SIERRA' Magazine Highlights New Professor's Research

    Diana Lafferty, who joined the biology faculty this fall, is featured in a SIERRA magazine article on her recent postdoctoral research in North Carolina. She and her colleagues used a controlled lab setting to investigate whether snowshoe hares can adjust their behavior to compensate for changes to their environment caused by a warming climate. The hares’ fur turns from a winter white to brown in the spring to keep them camouflaged. But with snow melting earlier, the color change doesn’t always keep pace, making them more vulnerable to predators. To read the full story, click here

  • September 8, 2017
    Estes Completes REU in North Carolina

    Northern Michigan University ecology and mathematics major Erin Estes completed the Math-Bio Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). The highly selective program, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides students with hands-on research experience and the opportunity to make a real impact solving scientific problems at the intersection between biology and mathematics. Estes’ project investigated the effect of Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV) on the social behaviors of honey bees.

  • September 8, 2017
    NMU Grad Directs Drake's Applied Behavior Analysis Program

    Northern Michigan University alumna Sacha Pence (‘04) is the new director of the applied behavior analysis graduate program at the Drake University School of Education. Pence received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology from NMU. She also holds a doctorate in psychology. Pence is a certified behavior analysist with experience teaching and working directly with children who demonstrate challenging behaviors. She also has diverse clinical training. Read Drake University’s story here

  • September 6, 2017
    NMU Hosts College Fair Sept. 20

    Northern Michigan University will host a College Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. The program will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. and is open to all high school juniors, seniors and their parents. Representatives from about 40 colleges and universities, including several out-of- state schools, will answer questions about their academic programs, costs, support services and campus life. 

  • September 5, 2017
    Sonderegger Symposium Explores U.P. Topics

    Presentations about the history, life and culture of the Upper Peninsula will be offered at the Sonderegger Symposium XVII at Northern Michigan University. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in the University Center Pioneer Rooms. It is free and open to the public. 

  • September 5, 2017
    Poet, Performer Visits NMU

    Danez Smith will give a public reading as part of the Visiting Writers Series at Northern Michigan University. This free event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Marquette Room of the University Center.

  • September 5, 2017
    NMU Hosts Community Run for Special Olympics

    Northern Michigan University will host a community Law Enforcement Torch Run/Walk for Special Olympics on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is the largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan's program generates financial support for more than 23,000 athletes who compete in Special Olympics in the state. 

  • September 4, 2017
    NCLL Offers Keweenaw Fall Color Tour

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a tour of the Keweenaw Peninsula Tuesday, Oct. 10, during the peak of the fall color season.

  • September 1, 2017
    'Primer on Psychological Assessment' Talk at NMU

    Kevin McDowell, a health psychologist with U.P. Health System Marquette, will present "A Primer on Psychological Assessment" at Northern Michigan University. His talk is scheduled at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. McDowell is a 2008 NMU alumnus.

  • August 31, 2017
    University Center Plans Unveiled

    New architectural renderings for the University Center renovation were unveiled at fall convocation. The project will include a student-centered core on the first floor, with a relocated Center for Student Enrichment, smaller bookstore and new student activity zone with a pub-style atmosphere. The second floor will feature a 12,000 square-foot ballroom/conference space and reconfigured Great Lakes Rooms. The most striking visual differences are the façade, composed mostly of glass instead of masonry to enhance the views into and out of the facility, and the contemporary canopy above the main entrance.

  • August 31, 2017
    NMU Grad Named Cadillac AD

    Northern Michigan University alumnus Fred Bryant (‘97 BS) is the new athletic director at Cadillac High School and Cadillac Junior High School. He previously was a physical education and health teacher in Newberry, where he also coached the varsity football and girls' basketball teams and served a stint as the school's athletic director. Read the full MISportsNow story on his new appointment here.

  • August 31, 2017
    'Rock the FRT' Event Seeks Band Auditions

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is hosting auditions for “Rock the FRT,” a battle of the bands event that celebrates local music. To audition, send a video or audio track to Technical Director David Pierce at davpierc@nmu.edu by Friday, Sept. 8.

  • August 31, 2017
    NCLL Offers Help with Facebook

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a program titled "Effectively Using Facebook" from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in 2302 Hedgcock at Northern Michigan University.

  • August 30, 2017
    Marquette Ranks Among Safest College Towns

    Marquette, home of Northern Michigan University, is the 19th safest college town in America, according to a ranking released by The SafeWise Report. Quality academic programs and affordability are important considerations in choosing a college. But a Wearsafe Labs survey indicated 70 percent of parents consider campus safety a critical factor as well. To formulate the report, Safewise security experts evaluated the most recent FBI crime statistics available.

  • August 30, 2017
    NMU Alumna Returns to Hometown Dance Studio

    NMU alumna Gabrielle Revord (‘17) has joined her hometown dance studio's creative team as a choreographer and instructor. Revord danced at Julie’s Top Hat Dance Studio in Kingsford for 15 years before attending NMU, where she majored in health and fitness management and minored in dance. She was president of the NMU Hip Hop Dance Crew and assistant choreographer for Scrooge and The Addams Family. Read The Daily News story here. Earlier this week, NMU held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new dance space, the Panowski Studio ("Studio P"), named after longtime professor and Forest Roberts Theatre director James Panowski. 

  • August 29, 2017
    Forest Roberts Theatre Season Premiere Party Thursday

    NMU's Forest Roberts Theatre will hold its Season Premiere Party, a red-carpet kickoff event, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, in the FRT lobby. Students and community members can enjoy a free ice cream social sponsored by Jilbert's Dairy, tour the theaters, meet the design teams for the 2017-18 season and talk with FRT faculty. They can also learn about the First Nighters Club booster organization and Alpha Psi Omega, the student honors fraternity.

  • August 28, 2017
    Wankmiller Named Director of NMU's FROST Facility

    Jane Wankmiller is the new director of Northern Michigan University’s Forensic Research Outdoor Station (FROST), one of only eight such facilities worldwide and the first to study human decomposition in a cold climate. FROST will be complemented by a forensic anthropology laboratory and a human osteological collection. Wankmiller will oversee both components while developing courses for a bachelor’s degree concentration in forensic anthropology.

  • August 25, 2017
    Griewahn Named a Top-10 A/C and Refrigeration Instructor

    Nick Griewahn, a Technology and Occupational Sciences professor at Northern Michigan University, is one of the top 10 air conditioning and refrigeration instructors in the nation, according to HVACClasses.org. Griewahn teaches courses such as principles of air delivery systems and advanced commercial refrigeration systems. He is a certified commercial air conditioning and commercial refrigeration educator, holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees and earned both EPA and North American Technician Excellence certifications. He is particularly interested in conservation, particularly related to refrigeration and alternative refrigerant solutions.

  • August 25, 2017
    NMU McNair Scholars Present Research

    The McNair Symposium will take place from noon to 3 p.m Friday, Sept. 1, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. Students in the McNair Scholars Program will give presentations about research projects they conducted this summer on campus, research fellowships on other campuses and off-campus internships. The summer research internship is a central feature of the McNair Scholars Program.

  • August 24, 2017
    NMU President Delivers Fall Convocation

    In his fall convocation, Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson said he could not identify another university in Michigan—perhaps even the upper Great Lakes region—that has made as many innovative, positive strides over the past year and a half as Northern.

  • August 23, 2017
    Alumni Award Recipients Announced

    The NMU Alumni Association Board of Directors has announced the 2017 alumni award recipients who will be recognized during Homecoming festivities Sept. 22-23. The honorees have attained significant achievements in their field, made substantial contributions to society and demonstrated exceptional leadership and civic qualities. Recipients and their awards are: Paul Blemberg (’72 BS) and Todd Holmstrom (’90 BA), Distinguished Alumni; Kevin Chandler (’00 BS, ’03 MPA) and Ron Fonger (’86 BS), Alumni Achievement; Jim Jenkin, ’81 BS, ’84 MBA), Alumni Service; and Joshua Ewalt (’08 BS) and Lee Francisco (’02 BS and ’05 MS), Outstanding Young Alumni.

  • August 22, 2017
    Blood Drive on Campus

    The Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Radiography and Surgical Technology student organizations will hold a blood drive through the U.P. Regional Blood Center on Thursday, Aug. 31. The campus community is invited to participate from noon to 5 p.m. in Magers/Meyland Hall. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. There will also be prize drawings. Donors may register in advance at the groups’ Fall Fest table.

  • August 11, 2017
    NMU, Nicolet College Sign Credit Transfer Agreement

    Northern Michigan University recently signed a credit transfer agreement with Nicolet College in Rhinelander, Wis. Nicolet students who complete the 66-credit culinary arts associate degree can enter NMU with junior status, applying those credits toward a bachelor’s degree.

  • August 10, 2017
    NMU Grad Student Presents Bird Ecology Research

    Why do birds spend time eating bugs from some trees, but leave others untouched? Maybe when the insects start to munch on leaves or needles, the trees then “call for help” by releasing chemicals that the birds can “smell.” That possibility forms the basis of thesis research being conducted in Marquette County jack pine stands by Northern Michigan University Biology master’s student Katie Bjornen. She has recently won several competitive research grants and presented her work Aug. 2 at the joint meeting of the American Ornithological Society and Society of Canadian Ornithologists in East Lansing.

  • August 4, 2017
    NMU Physics Offers Solar Eclipse Viewing Opportunity

    North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun on Monday, Aug. 21. Northern Michigan University’s Physics Department is offering area residents an opportunity to safely view this area’s partial solar eclipse through a telescope equipped with a sun filter at the NMU Observatory Dome. This free event is scheduled from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

  • August 4, 2017
    NMU Leadership Program Seeks Mentors

    Northern Michigan University’s nationally recognized Student Leader Fellowship Program (SLFP) is seeking community leaders to serve as leadership mentors. The SLFP pairs citizens who are active in the local community with NMU students who are in the first year of the SLFP.

  • August 4, 2017
    NMU Fall Fest Aug. 28

    Northern Michigan University’s Fall Fest is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, the first day of classes. The event will take place on the lawn outside the University Center.

  • August 2, 2017
    NMU Theater Offers Value-Added Season Tickets

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is offering a new season ticket structure, along with a Flex Four Pass option, for its 2017-18 Mainstage productions.

  • August 2, 2017
    NMU's Forest Roberts Theatre Season Announced

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present a full slate of plays, dance, local music and special events during the 2017-18 season. Details will be announced closer to each event, but an overview of the schedule follows. Those with an asterisk are part of the mainstage season ticket package. For updated information, visit nmu.edu/frt.

  • August 1, 2017
    U.P. Critical Infrastructure Protection Addressed

    Northern Michigan University’s criminal justice department will host events that revolve around protecting the Upper Peninsula’s critical infrastructure and key resources from hostile acts. InfraGard Michigan Members Alliance Inc. (MI InfraGard), a public-private partnership with the FBI, selected NMU as a host site for presentations on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 8-9. There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is required.

  • July 27, 2017
    Percussive Attack Camp Concert Aug. 4 at NMU

    Percussive Attack Camp will wrap up a week-long study of music at Northern Michigan University with a free public concert on Friday, Aug. 4. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall. Students from middle school age through adults will perform on marimbas, xylophones, bongos, timpani, cymbals, triangles, garbage cans and other percussion instruments. 

  • July 24, 2017
    NMU Represented at NY Summer Theater Festival

    Northern Michigan University professor David Pierce and student Jill Vermeulen of Marquette are gaining valuable experience this summer working behind the scenes at the Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glens Falls, N.Y. They were part of the best-selling show in ATF history, Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat. This musical depiction of the misunderstood genius and his battle with mentor-turned-rival Thomas Edison is described as “Hamilton meets Tesla.” Given the subject matter, it is no surprise that the production required electrifying technical elements. Pierce was immersed in that aspect through his role of technical director and production manager.

  • July 20, 2017
    Alumna's Moon Dust Bag Auctioned for $1.8 Million

    A bag containing moon dust collected by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, and purchased for $995 by NMU alumna Nancy Lee Carlson ('74 BS), was sold at a Sotheby's space-themed auction today for $1.8 million. The buyer's identity and intended location for the bag were not released. Carlson is a Chicago-area attorney. She had to wage a legal battle to be declared the rightful owner of the bag before putting it up for auction. Carlson had said she plans to donate some proceeds to various charities and establish a scholarship for speech pathology students at NMU. Read the Chicago Tribune story here.

  • July 12, 2017
    Magnaghi Completes Book on U.P. History

    California native Russell Magnaghi first visited the Upper Peninsula in the midst of a formidable snowstorm in January 1968. Despite the harsh initiation, he accepted a faculty position in Northern Michigan University’s history department and immediately began investigating the region’s s cultural, economic and ethnic heritage. Magnaghi has completed the daunting task of condensing nearly 50 years of meticulous research and oral interviews into a newly released book titled Upper Peninsula of Michigan: A History. This definitive, general-interest account of the area’s past is the first attempt to tackle the topic in more than a century.

  • July 11, 2017
    College Incident Inspires Grad's Career Choice

    NMU alumnus Parker Bambenek (BA ‘12) is the youngest charter captain working on Lake Superior out of Duluth, according to a feature in the Duluth News Tribune. If it weren’t for a “twist of fate” suffered during his senior year of college, the biochemistry grad may not have established his Superior Pursuits charter fishing service so soon. The 27-year-old Bambenek is also pursuing a nursing degree in the hope of becoming a nurse anesthetist. Read the feature here.

  • July 10, 2017
    NMU Grad Promotes Ohio Tourist Destination

    NMU alumna Elizabeth Connor (BS 2008) has been appointed to the newly created position of Great Miami Riverway coordinator. Her focus is on marketing and placemaking to promote the area, which connects the bike trails and Ohio's Great Miami River with riverfront communities, as a single tourist destination. Connor also seeks diverse funding opportunities and additional partners. She previously owned EWC Media LLC. See the full story on her new role in the Troy Daily News here.

  • July 6, 2017
    Abel Joins Integrated Communications Firm

    Grand Rapids-based 834 Design & Marketing has hired NMU alumna Sarah Abel (BS 2005) as managing director, according to the Grand Rapids Business Journal. She will assist the firm with business development, team management, account support and operations. Abel will drive the firm's strategy, positioning and client retention, while also providing account support to clients. She previously served as the development communications manager at Rockford Construction. Read the GRBJ story here.

  • July 5, 2017
    NMU Grad Discusses Homeland Security Cyber Security

    NMU alumnus Barry West (’85 BS) is senior adviser and senior accountable official for risk management at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He was recently interviewed by Federal News Radio about his role in seeing that the Trump administration’s executive order on cyber security is carried out. West said the DHS is working toward greater collaboration among its 22 components, which leads to better situational awareness and more effective cyber monitoring. Listen to the interview here.

  • June 30, 2017
    NCLL Program Explores Parks, Kayak Launch

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer an informational tour of Lambros and LaBonte Parks, along with the accessible kayak launch. Jon Swenson, assistant director of the Marquette Parks and Recreation Department, will lead the program from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 12 (rain date July 13).

  • June 29, 2017
    Cigarettes' Impacts on Environment, Body Addressed

    The impacts of tobacco litter on the environment and of cigarettes on the human body will be addressed at a UP4Health Challenge Event titled “Nine Lives of a Cigarette Butt.” This free event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, in the second-floor atrium of Lydia Olson Library at Northern Michigan University. 

  • June 27, 2017
    State Grant Supports Invent@NMU, Innovate Marquette SmartZone Collaboration

    Northern Michigan University has received a $1.15 million grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to implement a collaborative operating agreement involving Invent@NMU and the Innovate Marquette SmartZone. Both entities have developed distinct approaches toward the common goal of promoting regional economic development. The new grant-funded partnership enables them to continue that work collectively and more efficiently from one location, enhancing the services provided to inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs.

  • June 27, 2017
    NMU Union Ratifies Contract

    Northern Michigan University’s technical and office professionals (UAW Local 1950) have ratified a three-year contract, with 63 percent of voting members approving the proposal. The union is composed of 134 employees.

  • June 23, 2017
    NMU Grads Among Food Truck 'Soldiers'

    Three NMU alumni are featured in a “Soldiers of Food Truck Nation” article in the June issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. Joanna (Serbinski) Miller ('05 BS) and her husband, Jeff, operate the MMMM Truck, as in "Mmmm" or Multiple Millers Making Meals. Joanna began working in a restaurant at 16 and later studied hospitality management at NMU. She has 20 years’ experience in the field. Drue Wright and Drake Nagel, both 2012 grads, operate a Happy Tacos truck. Read the feature here.

  • June 19, 2017
    NMU Ranks 13th for Best Insurance and Risk Management Program

    Northern Michigan University offers one of the nation’s best bachelor’s degree programs in insurance and risk management, according to Online Accounting Degree Programs. NMU ranks 13th in a recent listing published on the organization’s website.

  • June 19, 2017
    AQIP Site Visit Report Available Online

    The AQIP Evaluation Team has submitted NMU’s final Comprehensive Quality Review Report regarding the site visit that took place in March. After reviewing the report, the Higher Learning Commission will provide NMU with a letter of accreditation status. 

  • June 16, 2017
    'Remove the Label' Campaign Wins CASE Gold Award

    NMU’s “Remove the Label” campaign, designed to raise awareness about the damaging impact of stereotypes, received a Circle of Excellence Gold Award for diversity programs from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

  • June 14, 2017
    NMU Names Hockey Rink in Comley's Honor

    The ice surface in the Berry Events Center at Northern Michigan University is being named “Rick Comley Rink” in honor of the longtime head coach. Comley spent 26 years behind the Wildcat bench and guided NMU to the 1991 NCAA Division I Championship.

  • June 14, 2017
    NMU Board Approves SmartZone Operating Agreement, Property Rental

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees approved a collaborative operating agreement involving Invent@NMU and Innovate Marquette SmartZone. It also authorized a no-cost rental arrangement with the Michigan Department of Corrections that enables NMU to begin developing the future site of its forensic research outdoor station (FROST) before the previously approved property transfer is completed. The board held a special session Wednesday morning to take action on timely agenda items that needed to be addressed before the next regularly scheduled meeting.

  • June 13, 2017
    NMU Documentary Wins Michigan Emmy

    A documentary produced by Northern Michigan University professor Dwight Brady and students in his multimedia journalism class earned a Michigan Emmy Award at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' annual gala June 10 in Detroit. Boxed In explores how some big-box retailers have successfully argued to the Michigan Tax Tribunal that their valuations should be compared to older big-box stores elsewhere in the state that closed and remain vacant.

  • June 9, 2017
    Alumnus Named CEO of Armed Forces Retirement Home

    NMU alumnus Timothy Kangas (BS 1988, MPA 1990) was recently appointed chief operating officer at the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH), which has been providing care to America's veterans since 1831.

  • June 8, 2017
    NMU Named a Best Value for Industrial and Product Design

    Northern Michigan University ranks 25th on the list of the “Top 50 Best Value Industrial and Product Design Programs of 2017” compiled by Value Colleges. The independent online guide ranked regionally accredited institutions based on three data points: reputation according to U.S. News & World Report’s overall score; prospective salary; and non-resident tuition rates.

  • June 7, 2017
    Alumna Puts Armstrong's Moon Dust Pouch Up for Auction

    NMU alumna and Chicago-area attorney Nancy Lee Carlson (’74 BS) purchased a zippered pouch labeled “Lunar Sample Return” through an online auction two years ago. NASA testing confirmed it contains some of the very first moon dust collected by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong in 1969. Carlson brought the bag to Sotheby’s auction house, which will feature it as the centerpiece of a Space Exploration sale on July 20 in New York. Her initial $995 investment is expected to fetch $2-$4 million. She plans to donate some proceeds to various charities and establish a scholarship for speech pathology students at NMU. Read the full story here.

  • June 6, 2017
    NMU, Iron County Bring Broadband to Crystal Falls Area

    Northern Michigan University and the Iron County Board of Commissioners announce the availability of NMU’s Educational Access Network (EAN) in the Crystal Falls area. EAN provides broadband internet service through the university’s high-speed LTE wireless network to learners of all ages. 

  • June 5, 2017
    Artists North of 45th Parallel Invited to Showcase Work

    Adult artists living north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin are invited to submit one piece of work for a non-juried exhibition at Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum. The new format will celebrate the 10th anniversary “North of the 45th Parallel” exhibition and is a departure from previous years’ juried shows. Beginning at noon Friday, June 16, artists will have 24 hours to deliver their work in person to the museum until time or space runs out. An opening reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, June 17.

  • May 31, 2017
    Alumna Named Promerica Health VP

    NMU alumna Jennifer Rancourt (’98 MPA) has been named vice president of communications and compliance at Promerica Health. She brings a “unique background of laboratory science, healthcare administration and medical device sales” to the position, according to a press release. Promerica Health annually visits thousands of sites across the country for a variety of Fortune 500 companies. It provides health screenings, employee wellness programming and related solutions tailored to an individual company’s needs. 

  • May 22, 2017
    NMU Student Helps Orphanages in Congo

    NMU student Billy McCoy will make a return trip to the Republic of the Congo in July, ideally with $4,000 he's trying to raise to build a security fence around a planned orphanage. According to an Iron Mountain Daily News story, McCoy first encountered the country's "orphan crisis" when he was on a surfing and camping trip through Africa in 2010. The sight of children in torn clothes wandering the streets and begging for money motivated the Florence, Wis. native to take action. He returned with medicine for one orphanage in 2016 and will go back for six weeks in July with funding for a fence around another facility yet to be built. Read the full story here.

  • May 22, 2017
    Recent NMU Grad Joins Teach for America

    Jamie Alberta of Grand Rapids, who recently graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in graphic communications, will become a Teach For America corps member. Teach For America is a selective non-profit that enlists and develops promising future leaders to impact social inequity from the head of a classroom and work in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Alberta will be an early childhood education teacher in Memphis, Tenn.

  • May 16, 2017
    U.P. Folklife Award Recipients Announced

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center has announced the 2017 recipients of the Upper Peninsula Folklife Award. Three individuals who have done much to preserve and promote the folk traditions of the region will be honored. The awardees are television personality and cultural Finnish-American icon Carl Pellonpaa and folk dance instructors/advocates Bill and Marge Sklar.  The awards will be presented at the Beaumier Center’s benefit, “A Middle Eastern Dinner,” on May 30.  For more information and to register for the event, go to connect.nmu.edu/2017uphd.

  • May 12, 2017
    NMU Cat Packs Wins Award

    The Northern Michigan University organization, Cat Packs, recently won the Innovations in Community Impact Award from Michigan Campus Compact. The award recognizes innovative approaches to problem solving with measured community impact, as led by a campus body and one or more community partners.

  • May 9, 2017
    NMU President Issues Statement on Kivela

    Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson issued the following statement in response to the death of Rep. John Kivela: "Northern Michigan University lost a good friend in the death of Michigan State Representative John Kivela. John was a friend to so many in the community and an ardent supporter of opportunities for students in the U.P. He worked tirelessly on behalf of the community and our students and he should be recognized for that effort. I extend my sympathies to his wife, Sandy, and the Kivela family. He will be greatly missed."

  • May 8, 2017
    Lt. Gov. Calley Participates in BEAR Center Dedication

    Lt. Gov. Brian Calley participated in Friday’s dedication of NMU’s Behavior Education Assessment and Research (BEAR) Center. The facility provides free behavior analytic assessment and therapeutic services for children with autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities and other behavioral concerns. Calley, whose daughter has been diagnosed with ASD, championed autism insurance reform in 2012 and signed legislation to officially license applied behavioral analysts in Michigan early this year.

  • May 8, 2017
    NMU offers SANE Training

    The NMU School of Nursing is collaborating with other local entities to offer a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training May 15-19 on campus. There are only two SANE-qualified professionals in the Upper Peninsula, so the goal is to increase that number to increase the likelihood of cases being prosecuted. There will also be a public presentation focusing on the role of SANE in human trafficking at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, in Mead Auditorium.

  • May 6, 2017
    NMU Board Presents Student Awards

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees presented its annual student achievement awards, which recognize significant contributions to the quality of life at NMU through involvement in extracurricular activities or through work in a university department. Recipients were: Gwendolyn Hoenke of Marquette, Outstanding Female Graduating Senior; Zachary Dykema of Holland, Outstanding Male Graduating Senior; Melanie Flaherty of Pinckney, Outstanding Student of Any Class; and Marlina Martinez, originally of Los Angeles, who now resides in Ishpeming, Outstanding Non-Traditional Student.

  • May 5, 2017
    NMU Board Sets Tuition

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved a 2017-18 tuition and fees schedule. The combined average cost for full-time resident undergraduates will be $5,280.50 per semester, an increase of $237.50 per semester from last year’s rate. NMU will maintain its longtime rank of having the second-lowest tuition and fees among Michigan’s public universities and the lowest in the Upper Peninsula. Northern’s rate also adheres to the tuition restraint language in preliminary state budget proposals. If the final higher education appropriation bill includes a revised dollar cap, NMU will adjust accordingly.

  • May 4, 2017
    First DNP Students to Participate in Commencement

    NMU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program will be represented for the first time at commencement. Three students enrolled in the post-master’s track have completed their coursework and will participate in the May 6 ceremony. Theresa Durley of Marquette (also an NMU nursing faculty member), Myrth Condon of Munising and Lacey Crabb of Escanaba were honored at a public reception on Wednesday, May 3. 

  • May 3, 2017
    NMU Education Students Partner with Georgia School

    Northern Michigan University alumnus Richard Cormier ('91 BS) established a distance education partnership between NMU and his students at Alcovy High School in Georgia. Cormier and his students will temporarily cut that distance when they visit NMU's campus May 19-23.

  • May 3, 2017
    First Middle College Cohort Completes Program

    The first cohort of Marquette-Alger Technical Middle College (MATMC) students will graduate from Northern Michigan University. Eight students began the program at Marquette Senior High School and two started at Negaunee High School. MATMC allows students to earn a high school diploma, a number of college credits and a technical certificate from NMU at no cost.

  • May 3, 2017
    Grad Profiled for Notable Nursing Career

    NMU graduate Velma Blackwell (LPN) became the first African-American to work as a nurse at Northside Hospital Cherokee in Canton, Ga, according to an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. That was in 1969, when other black employees—even those with RN credentials—could only work as aides and the cafeteria was segregated. Despite the difficult start, Blackwell, now 71, found her place at Northside. She met U.S. Rep. John Lewis and worked with him to secure a family leave act. She encouraged other African-American women to pursue nursing degrees. And rather than retire, Blackwell will move with her hospital “family” into a new facility May 6. To read the full article, click here.

  • May 2, 2017
    Young Authors Read to NMU President

    Area elementary students who will participate in the Marquette-Alger Young Authors' Conference May 8-11 at Northern Michigan University read their books to NMU President Fritz Erickson and his wife, Jan. Over the past 40 years, the conference has grown to include 13 schools and about 3,000 children from pre-K through 5th grade. Literacy activities involve reading, researching, writing, illustrating, sharing and finally publishing a book as a culminating project. This year’s guest author/illustrator is David Biedrzycki.

  • May 2, 2017
    NCLL Offers Overnight Porkies Tour

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning is offering an overnight sightseeing tour to the Porcupine Mountains State Wilderness Park to celebrate the summer solstice.

  • April 28, 2017
    NMU's Welke Receives Master Mechanic Award

    Mark Welke, Northern Michigan University assistant professor of Technology and Occupational Sciences, has been awarded the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award. Tim Sokol of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) made the official presentation Thursday afternoon at the Jacobetti Complex. 

  • April 28, 2017
    Employee Awards Presented

    Northern Michigan University employees were honored for years-of-service milestones at the recent faculty and staff recognition luncheon. Distinguished Team and Excellence in Service Awards also were presented.

  • April 28, 2017
    NMU Center for ASD, Other Behavioral Concerns Hosts Open House

    Northern Michigan University’s new Behavior Education Assessment and Research (BEAR) Center provides free behavior analytic assessment and therapeutic services for children with autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities and other behavioral concerns. On Friday, May 5, a dedication will be held from 3-3:30 p.m., followed by an open house to introduce the center’s services to families from 3:30-5 p.m. The facility is located in the NMU Services Building on Sugarloaf Avenue.

  • April 27, 2017
    Cruz Selected for National Fellows Program

    Jessica Cruz, NMU’s chief diversity and Inclusion officer, is one of two candidates selected to participate in the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education’s (NADOHE) Chief Diversity Officer Fellows Program, cohort 4, for the 2017-18 academic year. The program for new and early career chief diversity officers provides fellows with mentoring by a senior-level officers and guided professional development experiences.

  • April 27, 2017
    NMU Selects Commencement Student Speaker, Soloist

    Entrepreneurship major Jeulani Gahiji of Chicago is Northern Michigan University’s May 2017 student commencement speaker. Her speech will address learning, self-care and persistence. Richard Frankowski of Mundelein, Ill., 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.

  • April 27, 2017
    Hope Starts Here Challenge May 13

    The River Valley Bank Hope Starts Here Challenge will be held on Saturday, May 13. The annual challenge raises funds and awareness for the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center through competitive and leisurely events geared for all ages and skill levels.

  • April 26, 2017
    Beaumier Exhibit Inspires 'Michigan History' Magazine Feature

    The May/June issue of Michigan History magazine includes a feature related to a recent Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center exhibition. The article is titled “Ghost Towns of the Upper Peninsula: A Photographic Journey.” It was co-authored by Dan Truckey, Beaumier Center director, who did the fieldwork of taking photos and collecting historic images, and student assistant Elizabeth Fust, who did most of the research and writing. See the story here. An exhibit website is available online here.

  • April 26, 2017
    Ferrarini Article Addresses North, South Korea Economic Disparity

    Tawni Ferrarini, Sam M. Cohodas Professor of Economics at NMU, co-authored an article published by the Foreign Policy Research Institute titled "Why Do Some Nations Prosper? The Case of North and South Korea." Both started out as poor nations after WWII. South Korea has benefitted from a democratic government and market economy to achieve the same wealth as Western European nations, on average. North Korea remains at the bottom of the world’s development ladder, with its citizens “doomed to a life of poverty, uncertain personal security and isolation from most of the world.” Ferrarini and co-author Lucien Ellington of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga suggest that institutions matter, especially those that facilitate economic growth for any nations. Read the article here.

  • April 25, 2017
    NMU Grad Promoted to Prison Warden

    NMU criminal justice graduate Sherman Campbell (1992) recently became warden at Gus Harrison Correctional Facility, a multi-security men's prison. He has been serving with the Department of Corrections for 22 years. Campbell told the Daily Telegram in Adrian that Gus Harrison is a busy facility with many important facets, including a large population of prisoners with mental health issues. He wants the facility to be a team environment that emphasizes training and positivity. Read the story here.

  • April 25, 2017
    NCLL Offers North Country Trail Hike

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a hike on the North Country National Scenic Trail from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9. Lorana Jinkerson, president of the local NCT Hikers chapter, will lead the 3.5-mile walk. 

  • April 24, 2017
    NMU Seaborg Center Offers Isle Royale Summer Expedition

    Registration closes May 1 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.

  • April 24, 2017
    Jennings to Deliver Commencement Keynote

    Jason Jennings, bestselling author and internationally recognized authority on leadership, growth and innovation, will be the keynote speaker at Northern Michigan University’s commencement on Saturday, May 6. The Negaunee native will also receive an honorary Doctor of Business degree. Jennings attended NMU for one year in 1970 before transferring to the University of Detroit Mercy, where he earned a a bachelor's degree in political science.

  • April 21, 2017
    NMU Student Places Third in Cyber Security Challenge

    Northern Michigan University student Christopher Abbott won third place in the 2017 Cyber Security Challenge at the Association of Information Technology National Collegiate Conference. The qualification round for the Cyber Security Challenge included a 60-minute written test on computer security, methods and tools. More than 85 individuals competed.

  • April 21, 2017
    Wright Receives AAUW Award

    Northern Michigan University information systems student Mattie Wright recently won the 2017 Martha Griffiths Award from the Marquette Branch of the American Association of University Women. The Tecumseh native received $250, a certificate and a recognition dinner.

  • April 21, 2017
    Marquette Climate March Scheduled

    The Northern Climate Network is hosting the Marquette Climate March at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Marquette Commons. This is a sister event to the People's Climate March convening the same day in Washington, D.C. Participants are asked to assemble at 9:45 a.m. to begin the 1.5-mile journey. 

  • April 21, 2017
    Students Pitch, Perform TV Pilot Ideas

    Northern Michigan University’s episodic screenwriting students will present a “Binge-Worthy TV” presentation of original TV pilot pitches and short performances from 6-9 p.m. Monday, May 1, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company.

  • April 21, 2017
    WWI Fashion Show at NMU

    Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will present a World War I Fashion Show from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in the University Center Peter White Lounge. The show will feature scenes portraying life and fashion from 1910 to 1920, including Titanic fashion, suffragist fashion, flapper styles and Great War fashion.

  • April 19, 2017
    Harrison Named Newman Civic Fellow

    Northern Michigan University student Georgia Harrison of Martin, Mich., has been named a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact for her efforts to increase student involvement in campus sustainability. She is a biology major with a concentration in ecology. Harrison is one of 273 Newman Fellows nationwide who are being honored for taking action in pursuit of long-term social change and who engage and inspire others in their communities.

  • April 19, 2017
    NMU College of Business Hosts Spring Celebration Reception

    The Northern Michigan University College of Business is hosting a Kevät Juhla (Spring Celebration) Reception on Thursday, April 27. The event will celebrate College of Business student, faculty and alumni achievements. It is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the University Center Explorer Rooms.

  • April 18, 2017
    Public Library Offers Exam Study Hours

    Peter White Public Library will hold exam study hours for Northern Michigan University students from 3-9 p.m. Sunday, April 30, and 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday, May 1. This is the second semester the library has made such accommodations for NMU students. A valid ID is required for entry.

  • April 18, 2017
    Student Trio Plans to Bike Around Superior

    Three NMU students plan to circumnavigate Lake Superior by bike in May to record and share the stories of its people, the places they love and the threat that climate change poses. Throughout the 1,400 mile journey, they will "make a conscious effort to utilize sustainable practices with our food, equipment and energy use. We want to gain an understanding of the impact that Lake Superior has on its surrounding communities while creating a platform of education about ways to keep Lake Superior pristine." The riders are Dylan Gonda, Olivia Walcott and Ryan Watling. For more information, visit their Facebook page here

  • April 18, 2017
    NMU Alumna Receives Michigan Reading Assn. Award

    Northern Michigan University alumna Damia Toyras ('02 BS, '14 MAE) was recently the recipient of a 2017 Michigan Reading Association K-6 Educator Award. Toyras is a second-grade teacher at Superior Hills Elementary School in Marquette.

  • April 18, 2017
    NCLL Hosts Oregon Trail Presentation

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation about the Oregon Trail from 12:15-1:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at the Negaunee Senior Center. There will also be an optional lunch at 11 a.m.

  • April 18, 2017
    Forest Roberts Theatre Hosts Battle of the Bands

    Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre is holding its first Battle of the Bands at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22. Seven Upper Peninsula bands will compete for a cash prize. Forest Roberts Theatre and Double Trouble Entertainment are producing the event as a way to promote and showcase regional music. 

  • April 17, 2017
    Anderton's Earth Day Events Scheduled

    Northern Michigan University's Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department will host its third annual “Anderton’s Earth Day" celebration in memory of the late professor John Anderton April 17-22. All events are free and open to the public.

  • April 14, 2017
    NMU Economics Grad Receives $200,000 Fellowship

    Mary Zhulkie, Northern Michigan University economics graduate, was recently accepted into the doctoral economics program at George Mason University. She has been awarded a fellowship through GMU’s Mercatus Center, where she will work closely with faculty as a research assistant. The fellowship provides full tuition support and a monthly stipend, with an estimated value of $200,000.

  • April 14, 2017
    Beaumier Center Seeks U.P. Folklife Award Nominations

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University is seeking public nominations for the 2017 Upper Peninsula Folklife Award. The award recognizes those who make a difference in the creation and/or preservation of Upper Peninsula folk arts, including music, dance, storytelling, crafts and food. Persons or organizations can be nominated through Friday, April 28.

  • April 14, 2017
    Paddleboard Venture Wins College of Business Competition

    Ben Phillips won first place in the New Business Venture Competition sponsored by the NMU College of Business. His proposal, Ben’s Boards, is a paddleboard rental venture. Phillips also won Best Trade Fair Display.

  • April 13, 2017
    Wood Among Three State Professors of the Year

    Northern Michigan University Professor David Wood has been recognized as one of three recipients of the Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year award, which recognizes the outstanding contributions and dedication exhibited by the faculty from Michigan’s 15 public universities to the education of undergraduate students.

  • April 13, 2017
    NMU Students Help Marquette Sheet Metal Worker Develop Product Idea

    Sheet metal worker Ron Aho walked into Invent@NMU on the Northern Michigan University campus with a product idea that would save time and effort on the job. He had spent years manually hammering in drive cleats for air ducts. The repetitive motion of pounding upward put a lot of strain on his shoulder, eventually leading to rotator cuff surgery. Aho invented the Tinknocker Tool to reduce muscle fatigue and increase efficiency. The device attaches to a drill and quickly installs drive cleats, outperforming the traditional hammer method.

  • April 12, 2017
    NMU Grad Elected to Kentucky Elks Association Post

    NMU alumnus Edward G. Hansen (BS 1969) was elected secretary/treasurer of the Kentucky Elks Association, which is made up of 16 lodges across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He has been a member of the Elks for 18 years and has served 10 years as secretary of Florence (Ky.) Lodge No. 314. Hansen is a veteran, serving several years in the U.S. Army. His career was spent working for Prestolite Electric, Bundy Tubing, Duro Bag Manufacturing and Nationwide Insurance. He is currently a tax auditor for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • April 12, 2017
    NMU Alumna Wins Michigan Lottery Education Award

    Sue Meier (BS 1987), a kindergarten teacher at South Elementary School in Ithaca, has received an Excellence in Education Award from the Michigan Lottery. According to a press release, she is known for instilling a love of learning in her students and working with them and their families on several community service projects, including “Books for Babies,” which promotes early literacy. Winners of the weekly award receive a plaque, a $500 cash prize and a $500 grant to their classroom, school or school district.  One will be selected as the Educator of the Year and receive a $10,000 cash prize. Meier accepted the award from Tom Izzo, NMU grad and MSU men's basketball coach. Read the full story here.

  • April 11, 2017
    NMU Orchestra Performs

    The Northern Michigan University Orchestra will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • April 10, 2017
    NMU Students Present Research at Science on Tap Event

    The next Northern Michigan University Science on Tap event will be titled "The Next Generation: Research Presented by NMU Student Scholars." It is scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in the upstairs community space at the Ore Dock Brewing Company.

  • April 7, 2017
    Former NMU Swimmer a Finalist for Montana Award

    Madisen Sechena, 2015 NMU biochemistry graduate and former Wildcat swimmer, is a finalist for the Montana AAU Little Sullivan Award. Modeled after the national AAU Sullivan Award, which goes to one outstanding athlete of the year, Montana’s program honors both a female and male. Nominees must be Montana natives who excel in athletics, academics and community service. The winners will be announced at a May 6 banquet.

  • April 7, 2017
    NMU Show Choir Presents TASTE Concert

    Northern Michigan University's Lake Effect Show Choir will present its 11th Annual TASTE Concert, a night of musical entertainment complemented by appetizers, desserts and beverages. This year’s event revolves around a “Road Trip!” theme. The show will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 26 and 27, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms.

  • April 7, 2017
    Beaumer Concert Features Jerry Mills, Northern Wylds

    The Beaumier Coffee House Series will present performances by Jerry Mills and the duo Northern Wylds. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 15, in the Panowski Black Box Theatre in the McClintock Building at Northern Michigan University.

  • April 6, 2017
    NMU Golf Course Opens April 8

    The Northern Michigan University Golf Course will open for the season on Saturday, April 8. Reports indicate the greens have emerged from winter in "fantastic shape." The course is located on Chocolay Downs Drive, just off M-28 East in Chocolay Township. To schedule a tee time, call 227-3111. To view walk-on and annual membership rates, or for more information, visit nmu.edu/golfcourse

  • April 5, 2017
    Student Law Forum Hosts Talk on Police Encounters

    The NMU Student Law Forum will host a presentation titled "Don't Tase Me, Bro! A Citizen's Guide to Police Encounters." Marquette Co. Sheriff Greg Zyburt and attorney Karl Numinen will be the speakers at this Suds, Buds and Barristers event. Their talk begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the upstairs community space at Ore Dock Brewing Company. It is free and open to the public.

  • April 5, 2017
    Carter Wins MABF Scholarship

    Northern Michigan University student Samantha Carter of Marquette was recently awarded a Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) Scholarship. Carter is a sophomore media production and new technology major with a minor in political science. She received the scholarship at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo in Lansing.

  • April 5, 2017
    Jim Crow Museum Founder Speaks at NMU

    David Pilgrim, founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, will give a presentation titled “Them: Images of Separation” at Northern Michigan University. His talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in Jamrich 1100. It is being held in conjunction with NMU's Diversity Common Reader program, which this year revolves around the book Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. 

  • April 4, 2017
    NMU Quiz Bowl Wins Final Tourney of the Season

    Northern Michigan University’s Quiz Bowl team won the Delta Burke Invitational on April 1 at Michigan Tech. The final tournament of the academic year featured two squads from Michigan Tech, one from Finlandia University and one from NMU. The NMU “Quiz Cats” had a perfect 9-0 record. Finlandia University took second place, with a 6-3 record.

  • April 4, 2017
    NMU Grad Promoted at mBank

    Eric Wozny (BS 2015) has been promoted from a management trainee to AVP-commercial banking officer by mBank. According to a press release, Wozny started part-time with the company's management trainee program in early 2014 while pursuing his accounting degree from NMU. After graduating, he was promoted to an assistant branch manager as part of the program for the Marquette Branch. Wozny will relocate to the branch in Niagara, Wis., following completion of his training program, to oversee commercial lending in that market.

  • April 4, 2017
    NMU Percussion Ensemble Performs Sunday

    The Northern Michigan University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of James A. Strain, will present its spring chamber music concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in Reynolds Recital Hall. There is no admission charge.

  • April 3, 2017
    Imdieke Chairs Geisel Award Committee

    Sandra Imdieke, Northern Michigan University education professor, is chair of the 2018 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award selection committee. The annual award is given to author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

  • April 1, 2017
    Trumpeter Chase Sanborn Headlines NMU Jazz Fest

    Trumpeter Chase Sanborn, an alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston, will be the featured guest artist at the Northern Michigan University Jazz Festival. He will perform the closing concert with the NMU Jazz Band and Jazz Combo at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7 in Kaufman Auditorium. Tickets are $6 for NMU students, $8 for other students and $12 for the general public. 

  • March 31, 2017
    Physics Students Present at Conference

    Northern Michigan University physics students Ashley Adzima and Rachel Hunter presented their research at the national meeting of the American Physical Society in New Orleans.

  • March 31, 2017
    LaJoye, Brundage Earn Top Certification

    Two Northern Michigan University staff members have passed the highest level of certification testing offered by APPA, the association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities. Cheryl LaJoye, maintenance and energy management supervisor, and Herbert Brundage, building services supervisor, passed the Certified Educational Facilities Professional exam. 

  • March 31, 2017
    NMU Group Brings Mobile Food Pantry to Marquette

    The Marquette Rotaract Club at Northern Michigan University will host a Feeding America West Michigan mobile food pantry from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18. About 15,000 pounds of food will be distributed to people in need at the Salvation Army in Marquette. That is enough to feed about 400 families.

  • March 31, 2017
    NMU Presents Royal Ballet's 'Frankenstein'

    Northern Michigan University will present a screening of the Royal Ballet adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9. The production was filmed in London and will be projected in Jamrich Hall’s state-of-the-art auditorium. Admission is free for NMU students, faculty and staff; $15 for general public adults; and $5 for ages 17 and under.

  • March 31, 2017
    NMU Hosts Visiting Writer

    Author Rigoberto González will give a public reading as part of the Visiting Writers Program at Northern Michigan University. The event is being held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the Charcoal Room of the University Center. 

  • March 31, 2017
    WWI Symposium at NMU Thursday

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will host a symposium with several presentations commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I. The event will take place Thursday, April 6, in the Marquette Room of the University Center. Faculty members from NMU and Gogebic Community College will share their research.

  • March 31, 2017
    NMU Diversity Common Reader April Events

    Northern Michigan University's 2017 Diversity Common Reader selection is Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. The following related events are scheduled for April. All are free and open to the public.

  • March 30, 2017
    NMU Presents 'Addams Family' Musical

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is presenting the musical version of The Addams Family. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5-Saturday, April 8, with additional 1 p.m. matinee performances Saturday and Sunday.

  • March 30, 2017
    Rural Health Careers Camp at NMU

    A Rural Health Careers Camp for Upper Peninsula high school students will be held at Northern Michigan University May 15-17. The camp will provide a hands-on learning experience related to different health careers and show students the range of opportunities available in the health professions. 

  • March 29, 2017
    NMU Receives $6.5 Million for Broadband Expansion

    Northern Michigan University will receive a $6.5 million Investment Fund Award from the Michigan Strategic Fund to accelerate its effort to extend high-speed educational broadband throughout the Upper Peninsula. The funds will be used to build out and equip 64 cities and townships over a two-year period.

  • March 29, 2017
    Inaugural PRIME Presentation April 13

    Northern Michigan University will host its first-ever presentation by collaborative faculty and student teams who received internal research funding through NMU’s innovative PRIME program. The presentation will serve as the keynote event at the annual Celebration of Student Scholarship on Thursday, April 13. It is scheduled at 5 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall.

  • March 29, 2017
    NMU Hosts Celebration of Student Scholarship

    Student scholarship is among the core educational endeavors at Northern Michigan University and those efforts will be recognized at the 22nd annual Celebration of Student Scholarship on Thursday, April 13. This event allows undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to publically display and discuss posters and give presentations explaining or demonstrating their work.

  • March 27, 2017
    Olympus Piano Trio in Residency at NMU

    The Olympus Piano Trio will be in residence at Northern Michigan University from March 28-March 31. Its members will deliver classroom presentations at NMU and local schools and participate in lunchtime mini-performances at various campus locations. The trio will also participate in a “Bach vs. Rock” showdown with a local band. The residency will culminate in a public performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31 in the Reynolds Recital Hall.

  • March 25, 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. Entrepreneurs behind five products or services will participate in the finale. Events include 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. 

  • 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
    Climate@Noon Seminar Addresses Tropical Forests' Role

    The role of tropical forests in the global carbon cycle will be the topic of the next “Climate@Noon” seminar at Northern Michigan University. George Weiblen from the University of Minnesota will discuss the findings of a ForestGeo plot he established in New Guinea, an island in the southwest Pacific. The event is scheduled for 12 p.m. Friday, March 31, in 1318 Jamrich Hall.

  • March 24, 2017
    'Cannabis Conundrum' Talk at NMU

    The genetics and politics of cannabis will be explored during a presentation on Thursday, March 30, at Northern Michigan University. George Weiblen, University of Minnesota professor of plant and microbial biology and director of the Bell Museum of Natural History, will lead the discussion at 8 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited.

  • March 24, 2017
    Global Citizen Week at NMU

    Global Citizen Week, a collaborative event put on by several Northern Michigan University student organizations and community members, will take place March 27-31. Several free events will occur throughout the week, with the goal of creating conversation about what it means to be a global citizen.

  • 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
    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 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

  • March 20, 2017
    NMU Joins Worldwide Earth Hour Movement

    Northern Michigan University will participate in the worldwide Earth Hour movement by shutting of residence hall lights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25. The annual event encourages individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their lights for one hour to raise global awareness about environmental issues.

  • March 20, 2017
    NMU Students Assist Alumni-Owned Business

    Northern Michigan University students recently gained some real-world experience developing public relations tactics for an alumni-owned business in Marquette. Professor Thomas Isaacson's introductory public relations class pitched their suggestions for Nestledown, a Scandinavian-style bed and breakfast across from Lake Superior, to owners Ken and Sue Schauland.

  • March 20, 2017
    Economics Grad Appointed to BASF Post in Brazil

    Gisela Pinheiro (2001 BS) is the new vice president of BASF’s Materials and Functional Solutions for South America in São Paolo, Brazil. She’s had experience in the chemical industry since 2004, previously serving in several capacities with the Dow Chemical Company in Michigan and Brazil. Pinheiro began her career as an internal auditor at Ernst & Young. She earned her MBA in finance from Ibmec Business School in Rio de Janeiro. She actively participates in programs related to women’s empowerment, diversity and inclusion, change management, innovation and people development.

  • March 17, 2017
    Brooklyn Artist Presents Climate Change Tent Installation

    Brooklyn-based artist James Leonard will set up a three-day installation giving climate change Tarot card readings inside a hand-sewn tent at Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum. "The Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies" is being presented at the following times: 2-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28 and 29; and 5-8 p.m. Thursday, March 30. Admission is free.

  • March 17, 2017
    Archives Talk Explores Michigan's KKK Past

    The Central U.P. and Northern Michigan University Archives will host a free presentation titled "The Skeletons in our Closet: The KKK in Michigan." The event will bring together an archivist and librarian who have dealt with criticism over records relating to the Ku Klux Klan's presence in the state. It will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in Mead Auditorium in NMU's West Science Building. 

  • March 17, 2017
    NMU-MTU Blood Drive Challenge

    The Pre-Med and Student Nurses Associations from NMU and MTU will engage in a friendly blood donor drive competition on Wednesday, March 22, to benefit the U.P. Regional Blood Center. Supplies are quickly depleted during the winter months, so the event will help the center to meet the demand at local hospitals. The NMU blood drive will be held from noon to 5 p.m. in the Halverson Hall lobby. Free pizza and refreshments will be available. To make an appointment, email Jennie at jkizer@nmu.edu. 

  • March 17, 2017
    NCLL Hosts Contra Dancing

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a contra dancing class from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at Dance Zone in Marquette. Contra dancing has its origins in English, Irish and French country dancing and has evolved into its own form of American folk dance.

  • March 16, 2017
    Campus Sustainability Summit March 24

    Northern Michigan University’s sustainability advisory committee will host a Campus Sustainability Summit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 24, in the lobby near 1318 Jamrich Hall. The committee will share highlights from its Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) inventory, which earned NMU bronze certification from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. It will also preview the campus sustainability strategy. University and community members are invited to attend all or a portion of the summit and provide input on Northern's Sustainability Plan. 

  • March 16, 2017
    Theater Students Attend St. Louis Conference

    Seven Northern Michigan University students attended the U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology’s Annual Conference & Stage Expo March 8-11 in St. Louis, Mo. The group was led by Assistant Professor David Pierce, who said USITT is the technical theater industry’s “largest and most respected conference.” Students attended sessions and workshops led by some of the industry’s leading professionals and talked with exhibitors about the latest innovations and services.

  • March 16, 2017
    Arts Chorale Raises NMU Visibility in Lower Michigan

    The NMU Arts Chorale returned from a successful spring break tour, with visits to high schools in the Grand Rapids and Detroit areas and performances at local churches. The NMU students sang for classes, listened to the schools’ vocal ensembles, fielded questions and shared their positive experiences at NMU. Erin Colwitz, director of choral activities, and Robert Engelhart, head of the Music Department, also delivered vocal instruction to the high school students.

  • March 16, 2017
    'Your Health' Talk Promotes Immunizations

    Vaccines are among the most effective ways to prevent serious disease at any age, but a number of misperceptions about immunizations have sparked a national debate. The next Your Health presentation at Northern Michigan University will address this issue. Dr. B. Keith English, chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, will present “Millions of Lives Saved: The Incredible Impact of Immunizations.” His talk begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • March 16, 2017
    NMU Celebrates World Languages Week

    Northern Michigan University has planned film screenings and other activities for its World Languages Week celebration March 20-24. All are free and open to the public.

  • March 16, 2017
    Open Forums Planned for Accreditation Site Visit

    NMU will host a team representing the Higher Learning Commission March 20-23 to review standards and criteria for accreditation. Open forums have been scheduled as follows on Tuesday, March 21, in the University Center: staff (excluding administrators), 11 a.m. to noon in the Charcoal Room; students, noon to 1 p.m. in the Cadillac/Brule Rooms, with pizza served; and faculty (excluding administrators), 4-5 p.m. in the Charcoal Room. For more information on this Comprehensive Quality Review, click here

  • March 16, 2017
    NMU Biology Seminar March 21

    The next NMU Biology Seminar is titled “The Dark Side of the Ecosystem Resource Subsidies.” Faculty candidate and lake fish biologist Brandon Gerig will focus on contaminant biotransport by Pacific salmon to the Great Lakes tributaries. His talk is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited.

  • March 15, 2017
    'Buck' Nystrom Gives Presentation at NMU

    Rose Bowl MVP and football coaching legend Carl "Buck" Nystrom will present "Thoughts and Stories on Leadership and Life" at Northern Michigan University. His talk begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in the University Center Brule Room. 

  • March 14, 2017
    MPA Earns Another 'Affordable' Accolade

    Best College Values has published its first ranking of the Top 10 Most Affordable Online Master's Degrees in Public Administration. NMU's program ranks ninth on the list.

  • March 14, 2017
    English Department Hosts High School Writing Night

    The NMU English Department will mark St. Patrick's Day by hosting its inaugural Creative Writing Roundtables Night for area high school students. The event is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, in Jamrich Hall. Under the guidance of NMU student leaders, participants will explore workshops in poetry, short story, memoir and other writing genres. 

  • March 14, 2017
    NCLL Hosts Jewelry-Making Workshop

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a “Jewelry Making with Copper Findings” workshop from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in 404A Cohodas Hall at Northern Michigan University.

  • March 14, 2017
    Seaborg Center Hosts Science Olympiad Saturday

    The Northern Michigan University Seaborg Center will mark its 30th anniversary hosting a Science Olympiad on Saturday, March 18. About 325 students from throughout the Upper Peninsula will compete in 46 events facilitated by more than 125 volunteers. The Science Olympiad runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the West Science and New Science Buildings, with an awards ceremony at about 4:30 p.m. in Jamrich 1100. 

  • March 10, 2017
    NMU Quiz Bowl Team Wins Pop Culture Tourney

    A Northern Michigan University Quiz Bowl team recently won the annual ACRONYM popular culture tournament in Minneapolis, Minn. The NMU “A” team finished with a 9-1 record, placing first among 20 quiz bowl teams from across the country. NMU student Paul Flaminio was the top individual scorer out of 81 players, averaging 100 points per game.

  • March 10, 2017
    NMU Receives LSCP Distinguished Service Award

    The Lake Superior Community Partnership presented its business Distinguished Service Award to Northern Michigan University at the LSCP annual dinner March 9. Steve VandenAvond, vice president of Extended Learning and Community Engagement, is pictured with LSCP CEO Amy Clickner. In her Mining Journal column previewing the event, Clickner wrote: “It is hard to imagine Marquette County without this economic engine. NMU has been preparing our future workforce, attracting people to our area and giving back to the community in numerous ways since 1899. They are a strong supporter of economic development.”

  • March 10, 2017
    NMU Jacobetti Complex Open House March 18

    Northern Michigan University will host a Career Exploration Open House at the Jacobetti Complex to showcase available career and technical education programs. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18. Participants can enter for a chance to win a $500 NMU scholarship, tour the learning labs and talk with faculty and current students.

  • March 10, 2017
    NMU Music Presents Guest Artist Series

    The Northern Michigan University Music Department will continue its Guest Artist Series with two upcoming performances in Reynolds Recital Hall. Marquette native and soprano Stephanie Beinlich will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15. Brian Carter will present a horn concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19. Admission is free to both events.

  • March 9, 2017
    Diversity Common Reader Sponsors Writing Competition

    The Northern Michigan University Diversity Common Reader committee is seeking creative works and essays exploring the complex issues presented in this year's selection, Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. Submissions can address citizenship, race, micro-aggression and other topics. The deadline is Friday, March 31.

  • March 9, 2017
    NMU Grad Saluted by SKI Magazine

    An International Women's Day feature on the SKI Magazine website saluted NMU alumna Jeannie Thoren as one of six influential women who have helped shape the sport. The 1968 grad and 2014 NMU Distinguished Alumni Award recipient is credited with changing the way the downhill skiing industry thinks about female skiers. She developed the “Thoren Theory” as a method for improving women skiers' technique through modified equipment, then went on to operate the Jeannie Thoren Women's Ski Center in Vail, Colo. To see her profiled along with Lindsey Vonn, Suzy Chaffee and others, click here.          

  • March 9, 2017
    Pianist Performs at NMU

    Northern Michigan University's music department will host a piano concert by visiting artist Craig Randal Johnson at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • March 8, 2017
    Laura Ling Presents 'Journey of Hope' at NMU

    Laura Ling, an award-winning journalist and TV/web host, will present “A Journey of Hope” at Northern Michigan University. Ling made international news in 2009, when she and a colleague were arrested and held captive in North Korea for 140 days after attempting to report on the trafficking of women from that country. She and her sister, Lisa, co-authored a book about the experience titled Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home. Her talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. It is free for NMU students and $2 for the general public.  

  • March 7, 2017
    Folk Music Workshops, Coffee House Concert March 11

    A Folk Music School Preview and a Coffee House Concert will take place Saturday, March 11, at Northern Michigan University to help promote the Folk Music School. It will entail free folk music workshops throughout the day for people of all ages. Each workshop will take place at the NMU University Center.

  • March 7, 2017
    Hilliard Presents Comedy Show at NMU

    Journalist-turned-comedian Chloé Hilliard will present a free comedy show from 8-9 p.m. Friday, March 17, in room 1100 of Jamrich Hall at Northern Michigan University.

  • March 7, 2017
    Writing Conference Incorporates U.P. Outdoor Adventures

    Registration is open for the inaugural “Fresh Water, Fresh Voices” writing conference in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The event will combine workshops led by accomplished authors with outdoor activities along the Lake Superior shore. Hosted by the English department at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, the conference is scheduled Thursday, July 20, through Sunday, July 23.

  • March 7, 2017
    NMU Presents Exercise Science Seminars

    Northern Michigan University's 2017 Exercise Science Seminar Series will be held each Monday through April 24. The first event on March 13 features a guest presentation titled "Brain in the Game: How Neurocognition Affects ACL Injuries." Mitch Stephenson, an NMU graduate and doctoral candidate at Iowa State University, will give the talk at 6:15 p.m. in room 109 of the Learning Resources Center. The public is invited.

  • March 7, 2017
    NCLL Tours NMU Olympic Training Site

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a tour of the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site on Wednesday, March 22. The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning in room 101B of the Superior Dome.

  • March 6, 2017
    NMU Receives Award for Internships at Local Companies

    Northern Michigan University has received a $14,000 award from the Michigan Corporate Relations Network to participate in the Small Company Internship Award (SCIA) Program. The program provides paid summer internships with local small businesses and organizations to qualifying university students. Businesses interested in participating have until 5 p.m. Friday, March 31 to apply and must be willing to interview and hire their interns by May 30. 

  • March 6, 2017
    'Learning to Walk Together' Pow Wow March 18

    The 24th annual “Learning to Walk Together” traditional pow wow at Northern Michigan University will be held on Saturday, March 18, in Vandament Arena. General admission is $5; NMU students are admitted free with ID. 

  • March 3, 2017
    Students' Art Gallery Requests Submissions for Juried Exhibit

    The Northern Michigan University Students’ Art Gallery is accepting submissions for an upcoming juried exhibition titled “Citizenship of the Body.” All media are welcome and pieces may be submitted for free through Thursday, March 23. Students’ works should reflect upon issues raised by the 2017 NMU Diversity Common Reader selection, Citizen: An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine. The book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in 21st century daily life and in the media. 

  • March 3, 2017
    NMU's Forest Roberts Theatre Hosts Battle of the Bands

    Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre is holding its first-ever Battle of the Bands. Auditions are being held on Saturday, March 18. To secure an audition time, email David Pierce, technical director and production manager, at davpierc@nmu.edu. Video submissions will also be accepted from bands unable to make the live audition. Battle of the Bands will be held on Saturday, April 22, with the winner receiving a cash prize to be determined.

  • March 3, 2017
    NCLL Hosts Photography Workshop

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a photography workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: March 22, April 26, May 24 and June 28. The class will meet in room 404A of Cohodas Hall at Northern Michigan University.

  • March 1, 2017
    NMU Students Offer Free Tax Help

    Northern Michigan University students are staffing a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site on campus.  VITA is a national program offering free basic income tax return preparation to individuals who make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking taxpayers. The students are IRS-certified and represent Beta Alpha Psi, NMU's accounting and finance professional organization. 

  • March 1, 2017
    NMU Plans Events Around 'Citizen: An American Lyric'

    Northern Michigan University has scheduled a semester-long series of presentations, film screenings, reading groups and creative responses to Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric, this year’s Diversity Common Reader Program selection. The book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in 21st century daily life and in the media. 

  • March 1, 2017
    Muslim Awareness Forum at NMU

    A Muslim Awareness Forum will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, March 3, in the Marquette Room of the University Center at Northern Michigan University. Presentations will address Muslim beliefs, practices and lifestyle and offer a comparison with other religions. Political Science Department Head Carter Wilson and History Department Head Keith Kendall will speak at the event. The public is invited.

  • February 28, 2017
    NMU Archives Presents History of U.P. Railroads

    The Central U.P. and Northern Michigan University Archives will host an evening of presentations about the region's railroad history. The “Tracks Across the U.P.” event begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the room 126 of NMU's Learning Resources Center.

  • February 24, 2017
    NMU Arts Chorale Plans Lower Michigan Recruiting Trip

    The Northern Michigan University Arts Chorale will travel to Grand Rapids and Detroit for a recruitment trip from Thursday, March 2, through Tuesday, March 7. The group will meet with and sing for various high school choirs. It will also present a small concert at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew in Grand Rapids and host a reception afterward for students and NMU alumni. 

  • February 24, 2017
    NMU Grad Offers HOPE for Homeless Scholars

    NMU alumnus Richard Clark is the executive director of housing, residential life and card services at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He is featured in a Q&A in Las Vegas Business Press for his efforts to develop the HOPE Scholars program, giving unaccompanied homeless youth an opportunity for higher education. Clark was a first-generation college student. He earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from NMU. He has been with UNLV since 2004. Read the feature here.

  • February 23, 2017
    Marijuana Law, Other Legal Issues Addressed

    The Northern Michigan University Student Law Forum will present "Suds, Buds and Barristers" on Wednesday, March 1, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. Practicing attorneys will address marijuana law and other legal questions from 7-9 p.m. in the community space upstairs. The event is free and open to the public.

  • February 22, 2017
    NMU Grad Joins Troy Law Firm

    Trevor Zamborsky, a 2007 NMU grad, has joined Secrest Wardle's Troy office as an associate, according to Detroit Legal News. Zamborsky is a member of the firm's motor vehicle litigation practice group. He focuses on first- and third-party automobile negligence claims. Zamborsky is member of the Young Lawyers Section of the Michigan State Bar Association and the Oakland County Bar Association. He also serves as a volunteer attorney at Common Ground in Oakland County.

  • February 22, 2017
    NCLL Offers Woodworkers' Rally

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host six woodworking sessions from 8 a.m. to noon Mondays from March 13-April 17 in room 137 of the NMU Jacobetti Complex.

  • February 22, 2017
    Vintage Ski Day at Marquette Mountain

    Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum will co-host a Vintage Ski Day on Sunday, March 5, at Marquette Mountain. Attendees are encouraged to bring old skis and ski clothing as they “go back in time” for the event.

  • February 21, 2017
    Credit Union Promotes NMU Alumnus

    NMU grad Josh Vissering has been promoted to vice president of finance by Honor Credit Union. According to a press release, the Michigamme native most recently served as asset/liability and investment manager. He has been with Honor since 1998, when he started as a co-op student in high school. Vissering also is an alumnus of the CUNA (Credit Union National Association) Management School. He lives in Negaunee.

  • February 21, 2017
    Science Olympiad at NMU

    The 2017 Science Olympiad sponsored by the Seaborg Center at Northern Michigan University will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, in NMU's West Science Building (inclement weather date March 18). Each year, about 325 students from throughout the Upper Peninsula compete in 46 events facilitated by more than 125 volunteers. This marks the 30th anniversary of the Science Olympiad at the Seaborg Center. 

  • February 21, 2017
    NMU Jazz Ensembles Perform

    The Northern Michigan University Jazz Band and Jazz Combo will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • February 21, 2017
    NMU Choirs Give Concert

    The Northern Michigan University Choir and Arts Chorale will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Reynolds Recital Hall.

  • February 20, 2017
    Artists with U.P. Connections Featured at DeVos

    A new exhibit featuring work by artists connected to the Upper Peninsula opens Monday, Feb. 27, at Northern Michigan University’s Devos Art Museum. The exhibit will feature work by painter Michael Friend, an NMU alumnus, and ceramic artist Scott Leipski. A reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 6, shortly before the exhibit closes on Sunday, April 9.

  • February 17, 2017
    NMU Board Approves Housing and Dining Rates

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved housing and dining rates for the 2017-18 academic year. The cost of a standard double-occupancy room and the “gold constant meal pass” dining option in the established residence halls will be $5,039 per semester, an increase of $237. The cost of a double-occupancy shared suite and meal plan in two new residential units under construction will be $5,432 per semester, a difference of less than $100 per month compared with the remaining facilities.

  • February 17, 2017
    Family Communication and Mental Health Scholar Presents at NMU

    Northern Michigan University alumna Alesia Woszidlo will present a colloquium on her work with the Kansas Women’s Leadership Institute on Friday, Feb. 24, at NMU. She specializes in family communication and mental health as an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas.

  • February 16, 2017
    Winterfest Tailgate Feb. 24

    Northern Michigan University's Special Events Committee will host the inaugural WinterFest Tailgate from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, before the NMU-Michigan Tech hockey game. The tailgate will be held in a heated tent between the PEIF and the Berry Events Center. 

  • February 16, 2017
    'Drugs: More Dangerous Than You Think' Talk at NMU

    Forensic Scientist Zach Blaksmith and addiction medicine physican Dr. John Lehtinen will present “Drugs: More Dangerous Than You Think” at Northern Michigan University. Their talk begins at  7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Jamrich Hall Auditorium. A question-and-answer session will follow. The NMU Forensic Biochemistry Club is sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public. 

  • February 16, 2017
    Police-Community Relations Forum at NMU

    Northern Michigan University will host a Police-Community Relations Forum from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in room 122 of the Jacobetti Complex. The forum is structured for a maximum attendance of 100. It is presented by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).

  • February 15, 2017
    NMU Quiz Bowl Claims Highest Sectionals Finish

    Northern Michigan University Quiz Bowl recorded its best-ever finish at sectionals at the recent tournament held in Minneapolis. Senior Annika Peterson finished her quiz bowl career with second place in individual scoring among all Division II players, with an average of 63 points per game. That is the equivalent of answering about one-third of all questions, said Michael Joy, faculty adviser and coach.

  • February 15, 2017
    'Building Madness' U.S. Premiere at NMU

    Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre will present the U.S. premiere of Building Madness by Kate Danley, winner of the Panowski Playwriting Competition. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22-Saturday, Feb. 25, with a 1 p.m. matinee performance Saturday.

  • February 14, 2017
    Joie De Vivre (Joy in Living) Project Completed

    In celebration of Valentine's Day, the French program at NMU posted selected entries submitted for its Project Joie De Vivre (The Joy in Living). Participants were asked to recall a moment of perfect happiness, recently or in the distant past. The results have been posted anonymously in the hope that the project "will give people pause, if not bring relief and joy, in times of frustration and anxiety." Read the 14 selected submissions here

  • February 14, 2017
    Schultz featured on 'American Dream' Series

    NMU alumnus and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is one of five influential leaders profiled in CNNMoney's new documentary series, The American Dream: New York. Schultz describes how his athletic ability enabled him to escape the Brooklyn projects for NMU before he went on to "create a business empire that revolutionized the way Americans consume coffee." Schultz will step down from Starbucks' top post in April. He will serve as executive chairman, focusing on "innovation, premium offerings and, most importantly, social impact." To see the CNNMoney report, including photos of Schultz speaking at NMU commencement, click here.

  • February 14, 2017
    Superior Dental Day Registration Feb. 27-28

    Registration will be open Feb. 27-28 for Superior Dental Day, an event offering free oral health care services for uninsured and underinsured adults from Marquette, Alger and Baraga counties. The Upper Peninsula Area Health Education Center (UP-AHEC) based at Northern Michigan University is hosting the event. Qualifying adults, at up to 250 percent of the federal poverty line, can register by calling 227-1628 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the two dates. Dental Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 15.

  • February 14, 2017
    Beer and Wine Pairing Event at NMU

    Simply Superior NMU Catering and Events will partner with Gordon Food Service (GFS) to host a Wine and Beer Pairing Event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. Attendees will travel through food sampling stations that feature wine or local beer designed to enhance the flavor profile. NMU alumnus and singer/songwriter Michael Waite will provide musical entertainment.

  • February 14, 2017
    Open Skate Planned for NMU WinterFest

    Northern Michigan University's annual WinterFest Open Skate for NMU and community members will be held from 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Lakeview Arena. Skating is free. Rentals are $3, while supplies last. Concessions will be available and Double Trouble DJs will provide music. Skaters will also have the opportunity to have their picture taken with Wildcat Willy and meet NMU athletes who will be in attendance. See the full slate of WinterFest 2017 activities here.

  • February 13, 2017
    Students Explore Costa Rica Ecotourism

    Costa Rica’s biodiversity has made it a leader in global ecotourism. The country’s government also announced an ambitious vow to become the first carbon-neutral destination, according to the International Ecotourism Society. Ten NMU students recently experienced Costa Rica’s effort to develop a local economy while preserving the natural environment and local culture that attract many visitors. 

  • February 10, 2017
    NMU Grad is NDSU Business Dean

    Northern Michigan University alumnus Scott Beaulier is in his first year as dean of the College of Business at North Dakota State University. An economist by training, Beaulier said he is one of the youngest in the nation to hold such a position. According to his website, he has “spent his career engaged in understanding and advocating for policies that foster dynamic, vibrant economies that best allow businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive.”

  • February 10, 2017
    NMU Hosts UP 200 Warming Tent

    Northern Michigan University's Alumni Association will again host a hospitality tent for the general public near the starting gate of the UP 200 sled dog race on Friday, Feb. 17. The heated tent will be open from 6-9 p.m. on the corner of Washington and Fourth Streets. Admission is free.

  • February 10, 2017
    Cartoonist Keith Knight Visits NMU

    Northern Michigan University’s Platform Personalities will host award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight. He is the creator of three popular comic strips: the Knight Life, (th)ink, and the K Chronicles. The presentation will be at 7:30 pm. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center. Attendance is free for NMU students with ID and $2 for the public.

  • February 9, 2017
    NMU Competes in Gift of Life Campus Challenge

    Northern Michigan University is among 14 state schools participating in the annual Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge, an organ and tissue donor drive competition. NMU students, alumni and other supporters can register to become an organ donor at www.giftoflifemichigan.org/go/nmu until Feb. 22. NMU was in second place in the real-time results as of Feb. 10.

  • February 9, 2017
    Black History Month Presentations at NMU

    Carter Wilson, head of Northern Michigan University's Political Science Department, will present two public lectures as part of Black History Month. One will compare the impact of progressive and reactionary intellectual traditions on social inequity and racial oppression. The other will focus on race and the U.S. justice system.

  • February 9, 2017
    NCLL Presents Aging in Place Program

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a program titled “Aging in Place” from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Peter White Public Library’s Shiras Room.

  • February 8, 2017
    NMU Grad and Author Featured in Magazine

    Author Andrew Hilleman, who received his MFA from Northern, is featured in Interview magazine for his debut novel, World, Chase Me Down. The book revolves around historical figure Pat Crowe, who was the most wanted man in America in 1900. The out-of-work former butcher kidnapped the teenage son of Omaha’s wealthiest meatpacking tycoon for a ransom of $25,000 in gold. Crowe then “burgled, safe-cracked and bond-jumped his way across the country and beyond, inciting a manhunt and a showdown in the court of public opinion between the haves and have-nots—all the while plotting a return to the woman he never stopped loving.” To see the interview, click here. To read an excerpt the novel featured in Northern Magazine, click here.

  • February 7, 2017
    NMU Screens Royal Opera's 'La Traviata'

    Northern Michigan University will present a screening of the Royal Opera House's production of Verdi's most famous opera, La Traviata. The event will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free for NMU students with ID, $15 for adults and $5 for students under 18.

  • February 3, 2017
    NMU Alumna Presents 'Building a Career from Scratch'

    Joan Kimball, business development director at the Quebec Government Office in Chicago, will give a free public presentation titled “Building a Career from Scratch” at Northern Michigan University. The U.P. native and NMU graduate provides strategic business development and marketing expertise to more than 400 manufacturers and key industry association/government partners in Quebec.

     

  • February 2, 2017
    NMU Recruits Cancer Survivors for Exercise Study

    Northern Michigan University’s School of Health and Human Performance is recruiting cancer survivors 18-65 who are willing to participate in a 12-week exercise training study. NMU is collaborating with the Marquette YMCA on the project.

  • February 2, 2017
    Behavioral Methods in Law Enforcement Addressed

    Applications of behavioral methods and procedures in law enforcement will be the topic of the next Northern Michigan University psychology colloquium. Topics will include an analysis of physical skills training, maintenance and retention; officer behaviors associated with the unintentional discharge of firearms; and the broader implications of applying scientific methods and procedures in the profession.

  • February 2, 2017
    NMU Summer Employment Fair Feb. 8

    Northern Michigan University will host its 17th annual Summer Employment Fair from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the University Center. The Summer Employment Fair is an opportunity for companies and organizations to discuss summer jobs, internships and part-time jobs with NMU students and alumni.

  • February 2, 2017
    Art and Design Faculty Panel Feb. 10

    Northern Michigan University School of Art and Design faculty will participate in a panel discussion titled "On Practice: Art and Academia" on Friday, Feb. 10. The event will begin at 2 p.m. in room AD165. It is being held in conjunction with the faculty biennial exhibition on display through Feb. 19.

  • February 1, 2017
    NMU Announces Presidential Scholars Competition Winners

    Northern Michigan University has announced the results of its Presidential Scholars Competition. NMU annually invites academically talented high school seniors to compete for the Harden Scholarship, which covers full tuition, room and board; and the Presidential Scholarship, which covers full tuition. Both are awarded over eight consecutive semesters.

  • February 1, 2017
    NCLL Offers Italian Dinner

    EDITORS: Please note the Feb. 9 registration deadline.

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host its “Journey through Italy” ethnic dinner from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Complex.

  • January 31, 2017
    Campus Closeup: Stephanie Zadroga-Langlois

    Stephanie Zadroga-Langlois was recently appointed the new director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Northern Michigan University. Her role is to cultivate partnerships with business and industry throughout the Upper Peninsula and oversee a variety of skilled and professional training programs that can be customized to specific needs.

  • January 31, 2017
    Scholarship Application System Opens Soon

    More than 300 donor-funded scholarships are available at NMU through the generous financial support of alumni, faculty/staff and friends of the university. The application system will be open Friday, Feb. 17, through Wednesday, March 1. This represents a change from the initial dates announced last semester.

  • January 31, 2017
    Science on Tap Event Explores Evolution of Human Sexuality

    Northern Michigan University Biology Professor Brent Graves will present "Evolution of Human Sexuality: Forget Freud, Ask Darwin" for the next Science on Tap event. His talk is scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. The event is free and open to the public. 

  • January 30, 2017
    NMU Colloquium Addresses Sexual Assault

    The next psychology department colloquium at Northern Michigan University will address "Sexual Assault in Context: Implications for Research and Practice." Alan McEvoy, NMU sociology and anthropology department head, will give the presentation at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited.

  • January 30, 2017
    Beaumier Coffee House Series Concert Feb. 4

    Traditional blues trio Harp, Hart and Bones and the "folk revival" duo Bedrooms and Basements will perform at the next Beaumier Coffee House Series concert at Northern Michigan University. The performance will take place from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Peter White Lounge of the University Center.

  • January 27, 2017
    Diversity Common Reader Program Underway

    Author Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric is the 2017 Diversity Common Reader selection at NMU. Her book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in 21st century daily life and in the media. Free copies were distributed to students and faculty discussion leaders at a recent event. Related programming around the selection aims to foster discussion on how different forms of racism and oppression interact, overlap and are experienced.

  • January 27, 2017
    NMU-Connected Coauthors Present Han Biography

    NMU professor emeritus and historian Russell Magnaghi describes the late Tsu-Ming Han as a “brilliant scientist who helped to save the economy of central Marquette County.” Han fled China in the late 1940s, just before the Communist takeover, and immigrated to the United States to complete graduate studies in geology. He later was instrumental in developing lower-grade iron ore refinement processes and pelletization for Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company. Magnaghi and NMU alumnus James Shefchick will present their new biography on Han to his widow and three children on Saturday, Feb. 4. The brief public program and book signing begins at 11 a.m. at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee.

  • January 26, 2017
    NMU French Club Seeks Submissions for 'Joy in Living' Project

    The Northern Michigan University French Club is requesting entries for its Project Joie De Vivre (The Joy in Living Project). Participants are asked to recall a moment of perfect happiness, recently or in the distant past, and post it to http://www.nmu.edu/modernlanguages/joie-de-vivre by filling in the required categories. On Valentine’s Day, entries from across the Upper Peninsula will be posted anonymously on the website in the hope that the project will give people pause, if not bring relief and joy, in times of frustration and anxiety.

  • January 25, 2017
    Student Group Purchases AED in Support of Classmate

    The NMU Surgical Technology student organization raised funds to purchase an AED that was installed outside the departmental lab in West Science this week. The students were motivated to take action because of their classmate, Kelin Baar of Greenville. The former athlete was diagnosed in 2008 with an enlarged heart, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. When she appeared ill in a class last semester, instructor Richard Lopez and fellow students learned of her condition and realized there was no AED close by if someone in her situation ever needed it. So they set out to change that.

  • January 25, 2017
    Your Health Presentation Focuses on Community Health

    The next Your Health lecture at Northern Michigan University will be titled “Making a Difference: The Pursuit of Health and Well-Being in Your Community.” Joan Ilardo of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine will present this free talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Reynolds Recital Hall.

  • January 24, 2017
    NMU Grad Appointed to Finlandia Post

    NMU psychology alumna and Ironwood native Alyson DeLandsheer is the new coordinator of university relations at Finlandia University. According to a press release, she is the primary contact for Human Resources and anything related to the Jutila Center, a business incubator off the main campus that was formerly a hospital. DeLandsheer and her husband, also a U.P. native, spent several years in Colorado before returning to the region. 

  • January 24, 2017
    Workplace Motivation Topic of NMU Seminar

    Northern Michigan University’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development office will host its second annual Learning to Lead Seminar on Friday, Feb. 17. The focus of this year’s event is motivation in the workplace.

  • January 24, 2017
    Zero-Waste Challenge at NMU-MTU Games

    A Zero-Waste Challenge will take place during the Northern Michigan University women’s and men’s home basketball games against Michigan Tech on Monday, Jan. 30. The goal is to compost or recycle all trash generated at the event so that the items avoid the landfill. The women’s game begins at 6 p.m. and the men tip off at 8 p.m. at the Berry Events Center.

  • January 23, 2017
    Digneit Named NMU Director of Theater

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre announces that alumnus Bill Digneit has been named the new director of theater. He will start his new role after the current academic year. Digneit said he would like to increase the program’s visibility throughout the region, establish stronger relationships with other theater programs and expose students to opportunities in the entertainment field outside of traditional theater.

  • January 20, 2017
    Public TV 13 Offers 24/7 Children's Services

    Public TV 13 has launched new 24/7 children’s services, including a new WNMU PBS KIDS channel and a live stream on digital platforms. The effort is the station's latest initiative to support early learning in the region. WNMU-TV now broadcasts PBS KIDS shows 24 hours a day on Channel 13.2, available via antenna, on Charter Spectrum Cable channel 199, and on other community cable systems throughout the Upper Peninsula. 

  • January 20, 2017
    Interior Department Profiles NMU Grad Student

    An NMU biology graduate student is profiled in an online feature titled “15 Amazing Jobs at the Interior Department.” Fish biologist is one of the occupations on the list and the employee selected to represent that position is Matt Symbal of Marquette, who works with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s sea lamprey control program. He previously earned a bachelor’s degree from Northern and now balances grad studies with his full-time job at the Marquette Biological Station.

  • January 20, 2017
    NMU Alumna Committed to Rural Health Care

    NMU alumna Cara Crawford-Bartle has demonstrated a commitment to providing quality healthcare in underserved rural areas, much like her hometown of West Branch. She completed her undergraduate degree as part of MedStart, a selective program that guarantees admission to the Wayne State University School of Medicine. At WSU, Crawford-Bartle is a National Health Service Corps Scholar. She also has engaged with the local community through her work with a student-run free clinic, a medicine and political action program and ROCK (Raising our Community’s Knowledge), a group she helped coordinate. To see the full feature story on her posted by WSU’s Michigan Area Health Education Center, click here.

  • January 20, 2017
    NMU's Forest Roberts Theatre Presents Fringe Festival

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is presenting its second annual Fringe Festival Jan. 26–Feb. 4 in the Panowski Black Box Theatre. Four different theatrical pieces performed, produced and directed by the students in the theater and entertainment arts program will alternate every evening. The Fringe Festival will feature Proof, Painted Rain, The Myths and Bricks Project and In a Mason Jar.

  • January 20, 2017
    NCLL Offers Estate Planning Workshop

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a workshop on estate planning designed to help participants keep their businesses and camps in the family. It is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 702 Chippewa Square in the Community Room.

  • January 20, 2017
    NCLL Hosts Snowshoe Hike

    Editors: Please note the Feb. 3 registration deadline.

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a snowshoe hike on the Vielmetti-Peters Conservation Reserve from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. Reserve owner Kathy Peters will lead the hike on the 123-acre reserve.

  • January 19, 2017
    Bell Named Sundance Institute Fellow

    The Sundance Institute’s Native Program, which supports indigenous filmmakers, has selected NMU student Kayla Bell as one of its Full Circle Fellows. She will fly to Utah on Sunday to enjoy an immersive experience at the annual Sundance Film Festival. Bell will attend screenings, participate in guided film discussions and workshops and network with leaders of the indigenous film community at receptions.

  • January 19, 2017
    NMU Group Returns from New Zealand

    Thirteen NMU students spent part of winter break in New Zealand on a Superior Edge International Service trip. They completed a variety of community service projects in different locations, logging hours toward the citizenship edge. They also explored the Maori culture, earning additional hours toward the diversity edge.

  • January 19, 2017
    Invent@NMU Helps with New Cheese Lights

    Some Packer fans may be decorating with a new product for their playoff viewing parties this weekend. One of Invent@NMU's latest projects was assisting two local entrepreneurs in developing their idea of The Original Cheese Lights, a string of cheese wedge novelty lights for indoor and outdoor use.

  • January 17, 2017
    WWI Exhibitions Open Feb. 1

    The grand opening of  “World War I Remembered" exhibitions at Northern Michigan University's Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the Marquette Regional History Center will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Coordinated receptions are planned from 5-7 p.m. at the Beaumier Center and 6-8 p.m. at the MRHC. Coffee and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Admission is free.

  • January 13, 2017
    NMU Alumni Named State Winners in Samsung Contest

    Two NMU alumni teachers—Becky Simmons of Marquette and Yuriy Drubinskiy of Garden City, Kan.—each received $25,000 technology packages for their schools as state winners in the Samsung “Solve for Tomorrow” competition. They and other state champions will vie to become national finalists and ideally advance toward the top prize of a $150,000 technology grant.

  • January 12, 2017
    Hiawatha Student Chapter Co-Hosts Concert

    The Evan and Tom Leahy Band will open the 2017 Warm Up Wednesday concert series co-sponsored by the Hiawatha Music Co-op and the NMU student chapter. The father-son duo will play Irish and American folk and bluegrass tunes at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. Free pizza is included with admission, which is $5 for HMC members and $7 for non-members.  

  • January 11, 2017
    UP-AHEC Receives Continuation Funding

    The Upper Peninsula Area Health Education Center (UP-AHEC) at NMU has received continuation funding of nearly $185,500 to implement program goals in all 15 U.P. counties. The regional center is part of the broader Michigan AHEC coordinated by Wayne State University, which is designed to improve access to primary care for all state residents. Through recruitment and retention initiatives, as well as special clinical education programs, MI-AHEC seeks to expose disadvantaged students to health care opportunities, expand the number of underrepresented minorities in the health professions, and encourage students and health professionals to work in medically underserved areas. 

  • January 9, 2017
    Science on Tap Talk Explores Beaver Island History

    The next Science on Tap presentation is titled "Pirates, Pearlware and Pipes: Using Archaeology to Peer into Beaver Island's Past." Northern Michigan University professor Scott Demel will discuss some of the discoveries he and NMU students have made during summer archaeological field schools on the Lake Michigan island. The talk begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the upstairs community space at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. It is free and hosted by NMU’s chapter of Sigma XI-The Scientific Research Society.

  • January 6, 2017
    NMU Receives Jump Start Funding

    Northern Michigan University received a $50,000 award to fund the sixth year of its Jump Start Program, under the direction of Shirley Brozzo in the Multicultural Education and Resource Center. Jump Start is a King Chavez Parks initiative of the State of Michigan. It is designed to improve retention rates of academically and economically disadvantaged students through academic and career workshops and networking opportunities.

  • January 4, 2017
    Cianciolo Named GSA Fellow

    NMU Social Work Professor Patricia Cianciolo was awarded Fellow status through the behavioral and social sciences section of the Gerontological Society of America. GSA fellowship is the highest class of membership and acknowledges outstanding and continuing work in the field of gerontology. Cianciolo recently received the award at the society’s 69th annual scientific meeting in New Orleans.

  • December 23, 2016
    NMU Grad's Photography Highlighted

    Julian Bunker, who studied photography at Northern, has shot scenic landscapes across the country during breaks from his electrician projects. But he told MyNorth.com that his favorite subject is closer to home: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. MyNorth featured an article on Bunker and some of his winter photos of the site here. To see a more expansive collection of Bunker's landscape and wildlife shots from Michigan and beyond, visit his website here.

  • December 20, 2016
    Bruce Crossing Native's Bequest Funds NMU Scholarships

    An Upper Peninsula native and Northern Michigan University graduate has made a bequest of nearly $1 million to her alma mater. Olive (Kuehnl) Sain passed away at age 98 in Marquette. She was raised in Bruce Crossing and graduated from Ewen High School. The Olive Ann Kuehnl Sain Scholarship Fund will provide financial support for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at NMU. Priority will be given to graduates of Ewen-Trout Creek High School and preference to students with majors in health-related fields. 

  • December 20, 2016
    Three NMU Board Appointments Announced

    Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Lisa Fittante of Kingsford, Alexis Hart of Royal Oak and James Haveman of Grand Haven to the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees. The eight-member board is the governing body of the university.

  • December 15, 2016
    NMU Art and Design Partners with Romanian School

    Northern Michigan University’s School of Art and Design has established a bilateral partnership with the University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca in Romania. The agreement includes student and faculty exchanges, beginning with the winter semester. Other objectives include collaborations with art institutions worldwide and enhanced international visibility for NMU.

  • December 12, 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 12, 2016
    Kakas, Students Build Indonesia's First Soda Kiln

    Northern Michigan University ceramics professor Brian Kakas, who was honored this month with an NMU Excellence in Teaching Award, recently led NMU students to Bali. They used sustainable materials to build Indonesia’s first soda kiln and worked alongside the world’s leading expert in the soda-firing technique. The students also tested different clay formulations and completed test firings of their own pieces to determine variances in the process.

  • December 12, 2016
    Sustainability Extends to Costuming

    The upcoming production of Scrooge, like most Northern Michigan University shows in recent years, will feature costumes made from repurposed fabric and other items. Apron pockets are cut from a holiday blanket. Petticoats are made from a wedding dress. Collar and cuff trim once graced pillows and bedspreads. In an effort to be more sustainable and cost-conscious, Professor Shelley Russell has adopted a “do more with less” approach to costume design.

  • December 9, 2016
    NMU Board Review

    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 AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org.

  • 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.

  • November 28, 2016
    NMU Grad and Legendary Sports Broadcaster Dies

    NMU alumnus Bob Chase, a longtime radio broadcaster for the Fort Wayne Komets of the East Coast Hockey League and mentor to NHL play-by-play announcer Mike "Doc" Emrick, died early Thursday. He was 90. Chase was born Robert Wallenstein in Negaunee, grew up in Marquette and graduated from NMU in 1952. He called Fort Wayne games for 63 seasons on WOWO-AM. Chase received numerous awards, including the prestigious Lester Patrick Award for outstanding service to hockey in the United States. He was inducted into both the Indiana Sportswriters and Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame. Read a tribute here.

  • November 28, 2016
    'Art of Peace' Talk Tuesday

    Oneida Faithkeeper Robert Brown will give a presentation about "The Art of Peace" exhibit by Six Nations (Mohawk) artist Elizabeth Doxtater that is on display at NMU's DeVos Art Museum. His talk is scheduled at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the museum.

  • November 28, 2016
    'Yooper Night at the Joe' Dec 9

    The Alumni Associations of Northern Michigan University, Michigan Tech, Lake Superior State and Finlandia are hosting “Yooper Night at the Joe” on Friday, Dec. 9. The event will commemorate the farewell season at Joe Louis Arena. Alumni and friends are invited to a free pre-game reception at the Delux Lounge at 5 p.m. before watching the Red Wings play the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7:30. Alumni Association tickets for the event are sold out, but individual game tickets may be purchased by calling Jenna, NMU’s Red Wings ticket representative, at 313-471-7408. 

  • November 28, 2016
    NMU Presents Holiday Collage Concert

    The Northern Michigan University Music Department will present a Holiday Collage Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in Reynolds Recital Hall. This non-stop musical event features the NMU band, choirs, orchestra and a variety of solos and ensembles. It will be performed in two acts without applause between selections. 

  • November 23, 2016
    NMU Participates in Rock the Socks Campaign

    Northern Michigan University Athletics will participate in the annual Rock the Socks campaign coordinated by Marquette Alternative High School (MAHS). Fans are encouraged to bring new infant, youth or adult socks to the Dec. 9 hockey game between the Wildcats and Alabama-Huntsville. K-12 students can get into the game free by donating a pair of socks. MAHS has also placed collection boxes at the NMU Athletics office, Marquette County high schools and other locations.

  • November 18, 2016
    NMU Named Military Friendly School

    Northern Michigan University has been named a 2017 Military Friendly School by Victory Media. This is NMU’s eighth consecutive appearance on the list. The designation honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are “doing the most to embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom after graduation.”

  • November 18, 2016
    Beaumier Center Receives Grant for WWI Commemoration

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University has received a $15,000 Michigan Humanities Council grant for a multi-faceted commemoration titled “World War I Remembered.” It will consist of dozens of public programs and exhibitions connected to the history of WWI and Upper Peninsula communities. 

  • November 18, 2016
    NMU 'Lighting Up the Holidays' Nov. 30

    Northern Michigan University will host its 29th annual Lighting Up the Holidays, a free kickoff to the season for families from NMU and the Marquette community, on Wednesday, Nov. 30. It runs from 5-8 p.m. in the Peter White Lounge of the University Center.

  • November 17, 2016
    University Center Renovation Update

    NMU has begun the design process for an estimated $17.5 million renovation of the University Center. An architect has been hired and a 16-member advisory committee with broad campus representation is being established. 

  • November 16, 2016
    NMU Construction Students Gain Practical Insight from Housing Project

    Northern Michigan University’s construction management program is benefitting from rare learning and internship opportunities associated with the new housing complex being built on campus. The university, private developer, contractor and architectural firm all signed a collaborative educational agreement that gives students access to a “living laboratory” for the duration of the two-year project.

  • November 16, 2016
    Personal Ties Play Role in International Recruiting

    President Fritz Erickson has recently said efforts to increase international enrollment include “building off relationships so many of us have with individual countries.” He mentioned NMU Board of Trustees Chair Sook Wilkinson’s ties to South Korea. He also referenced faculty serving as “country specialists” who research enrollment potential and lead recruiting trips. A recent example was a trip by professor Madison Ngafeeson from the College of Business and biology major/pre-med student Rebecca Nyinawabeza to their home countries of Cameroon and Rwanda, respectively.

  • November 15, 2016
    NMU Profs Join Mackinac Center Board of Scholars

    The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has added two Northern Michigan University economics department faculty members to its Board of Scholars, according to a press release. Tawni Ferrarini and Hugo Eyzaguirre join other academic and business leaders who "support and contribute to the center’s mission of improving the quality of life in Michigan through high-quality, public policy research that promotes the benefits of free markets, limited government and the rule of law."

  • November 15, 2016
    Kronk Gives Presentation at National Conference

    David Kronk, contingent Instructor iin NMU's outdoor recreation, leadership and management program, recently presented "How to Develop an After-School Junior Naturalist Program" at the annual conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). About 1,200 educators attended the conference in Madison, Wis. 

  • November 15, 2016
    NCLL Hosts Tango Workshop

    Editors: Please note the Nov. 28 registration deadline.

    he Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a tango workshop on the correct hold and body position, along with basic steps that will form a dance routine. The workshop will be held from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5,  at the Dance Zone at the corner of College Avenue and Lincoln Street.  

  • November 14, 2016
    NMU Launches Educational Access Initiative

    Northern Michigan University is bridging the digital divide that continues to exist in the Upper Peninsula and beyond, where rural households either lack broadband entirely or the minimal speeds required for educational use. NMU’s Educational Access Network (EAN) merges the broadband coverage and speed of the university’s revolutionary LTE system with a growing array of courses for professional and personal development. NMU is also working with the region’s K-12 school districts and colleges to deliver broadband to students and their families.

  • November 14, 2016
    Psychology Grad Students Present Research

    NMU students in a graduate-level psychology course will present their research on a variety of topics at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in the first-floor atrium of the New Science Facility. Topics include E-cigarettes, managing behavior in the classroom, treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder, stress in student athletes and receptor pharmacology of Gabapentin.

  • November 14, 2016
    Jazz Concert Thursday

    Northern Michigan University's music department will present its final jazz concert of the fall semester at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at Reynolds Recital Hall. The concert will feature the NMU Jazz Band, NMU Jazz Combo and the NMU Jazz Workshop Combo. 

  • November 13, 2016
    Thompson Named to National Position

    Northern Michigan University professor Jessica Thompson was inducted Nov. 12 as president of the Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association. The ceremony took place at the NCA national convention in Philadelphia, Pa.

  • November 11, 2016
    'Communicating Climate Change' Talk at NMU

    The Northern Climate Network will host a presentation by NMU professor Jes Thompson titled “Communicating Climate Change” at noon Friday, Nov. 18. in 1320 Jamrich Hall. 

  • November 9, 2016
    NMU Prof Co-Authors TPP Lesson Plan

    Tawni Ferrarini, Sam M. Cohodas Professor of Economics at NMU, coauthored a lesson plan related to one of the contentious issues of the recent presidential campaign: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The piece explained why economists disagree with the special interest argument presented by the presidential candidates. 

  • November 9, 2016
    NMU Political Science Hosts Post-Election Panel

    Northern Michigan University's political science department will sponsor a post-presidential election panel on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The event runs from 5-6:30 p.m. in 1318 Jamrich. The public is invited.

  • November 8, 2016
    NMU Hiawatha Chapter Presents Third Thursday Jam Sessions

    The Northern Michigan University student chapter of the Hiawatha Music Co-op will host a free “Third Thursday Jam Session” every month for the remainder of the academic year. The first event on Nov. 17 will feature the Yooper Uke Club. It runs from 5:30-7 p.m. at NMU’s Beaumier Heritage Center, located at the corner of Seventh Street and Lee Drive. Members of the public are invited to bring any acoustic instruments and jam with the group. 

  • November 8, 2016
    English Prof Discusses Walking in Literature

    Northern Michigan University professor Amy Hamilton will present an English Faculty Research Colloquium titled “Peregrinations: Walking in American Literature.” This is the tentative title of her second book, which explores the trope of walking in American texts from a cross-cultural perspective. Hamilton demonstrates how representations of walking allow writers to engage with a wide array of histories, stories and traditions.

  • November 8, 2016
    NCLL Offers Program on Mining Industry

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a program titled “Michigan Iron Mining: Past, Present and Future” from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee. Museum historians will give a brief introduction and answer questions before participants embark on a self-guided tour. Refreshments will be served. 

  • November 8, 2016
    Beach Fossils to Perform at NMU

    The indie rock band Beach Fossils will perform at Northern Michigan University on Saturday, Nov. 12. The concert is scheduled from 6:30-10 p.m. in the Explorer Room of the University Center. The concert will also feature Varsity and Matt Langlais. Admission is free for NMU students and $5 for the general public.

  • November 8, 2016
    Italian Immigration Topic of Archives Event

    The Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives will present "The Italian Experience: Early 20th Century Italian Immigration in Marquette County." This Evening at the Archives event begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the lower level of the NMU Learning Resources Center. 

  • November 7, 2016
    Journalist Addresses Violence Against Women

    Lois Raimondo, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for investigative reporting, will present "Fractured Spaces: A Journalist's Account of Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Violence Against Women." Her talk is scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in 1100 Jamrich Hall at Northern Michigan University. 

  • November 7, 2016
    Progressive Dementia Presentation at NMU

    Amanda Johnson, a board-certified neuropsychologist at UP Health System-Marquette, will present "Case Studies in Progressive Dementia" as part of the Northern Michigan University Psychology Colloquium Series. Her talk is scheduled at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in 1318 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited.

  • November 4, 2016
    Science on Tap Talk Focuses on Parasites

    Northern Michigan University biology professor Kurt Galbreath will present "Parasites: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" as part of the continuing Science on Tap series. The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. Admission is free.

  • November 4, 2016
    Royal Ballet 'Giselle' Screened at NMU

    The Northern Michigan University music department will present a screening of the Royal Ballet production of Giselle. The event begins at 5 p.m. Sunday Nov. 13, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. 

  • November 4, 2016
    'U.P. Ghost Town' Panel Discussion Thursday

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host a round-table discussion on boom and ghost towns in the Upper Peninsula and beyond on Thursday, Nov. 10. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the center, located at the corner of Seventh Street and Lee Drive on the Northern Michigan University campus. It is free and open to the public.

  • November 2, 2016
    NMU Reflects on Late Football Coach's Legacy

    Former Northern Michigan University head coach Gil Krueger, who guided the Wildcats to the 1975 NCAA Division II Football Championship, passed away Oct. 30. He was 87 and a resident of Walnut Creek, Calif. Krueger coached at NMU from 1974-77. His achievements included 1975 NCAA II Coach of the Year, a school-record 10 regular-season wins and an 18-game winning streak that remains the longest in program history. He also coached eight All-Americans.

  • November 1, 2016
    NMU Physics Club Visits Mackinac Bridge Authority

    The Northern Michigan University Physics Club recently visited the Mackinac Bridge Authority. An engineer gave a presentation on why and how the structure was built, how it is maintained and improved each year and special projects involving the bridge. Two students were selected in a random drawing to be accompanied to the top of the south tower, which extends 300 feet above the roadway. The remaining seven students were brought to the north anchor pier and taken 200 feet below the bridge to see how the main suspension cables are anchored to the ground.

  • November 1, 2016
    Alumni Awards Nominations Accepted

    The NMU Alumni Association encourages faculty and staff members to nominate graduates who exemplify the Wildcat spirit through their professional and personal lives. There are five annual award categories and recipients are honored at Homecoming. The nomination deadline is Dec. 31.

  • November 1, 2016
    Movies' Impact on Teen Smoking Explored

    The U.S. Surgeon General concluded in 2012 that watching actors smoke cigarettes in movies causes young teens to try smoking. The next Northern Michigan University psychology colloquium will focus on the larger social context of the tobacco epidemic and the scientific methods and evidence that led to the Surgeon General's conclusion.

  • October 31, 2016
    'Your Health' Talk Addresses Diabetes, Obesity

    The next Your Health presentation at Northern Michigan University is titled "Diabesity: The Unabated Epidemic of Diabetes and Obesity." The featured presenter is Dr. Saleh Aldasouqi, chief of the endocrinology division at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in NMU's Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • October 28, 2016
    Construction Firm Supports NMU Program

    Northern Michigan University's construction management program received a $3,000 donation from Mortenson Company, a global construction and real estate development firm. Alumnus Jon Nehls presented the check. He directs Mortenson's Wisconsin operations and said the company routinely recruits from NMU.

  • October 28, 2016
    Beaumier Coffee House Series Concert Nov. 5

    The Travis Swanson Trio and the Who Dat? Brass Band will perform at the next Beaumier Coffee House Series concert on Saturday, Nov. 5. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Panowski Black Box Theatre in the McClintock Building. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $1 for students.

  • October 28, 2016
    'Fast Food Nation' Author Gives Talk at NMU

    Author and investigative journalist Eric Schlosser will present “Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal” at Northern Michigan University. His talk begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free for NMU students with ID and $2 for the general public.

  • October 27, 2016
    NMU Regional Police Academy Meeting Nov. 30

    The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will host a mandatory meeting for those interested in attending the next academy. It is scheduled at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in room 132 of the NMU Jacobetti Complex. 

  • October 26, 2016
    Woodland Sky Dance Company to Perform at NMU

    Northern Michigan University's Center for Native American Studies will present a free performance by the Woodland Sky Dance Company on Friday, Nov. 18. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall. It is part of NMU's Native American Heritage Month celebration taking place in November. 

  • October 26, 2016
    NMU Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

    Northern Michigan University's Center for Native American Studies will honor Native American Heritage Month with several activities in November. All are free unless otherwise indicated.

  • October 25, 2016
    SLFP Recognized for Volunteer Service

    The Student Leader Fellowship Program (SLFP) at Northern Michigan University received the 2016  U.P. Service Award in the volunteer program category from the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development. The award was presented at the recent U.P. Non-Profit Conference held on campus. SLFP was recognized "for mobilizing people and resources to deliver creative solutions to community needs.”

  • October 25, 2016
    Hebert Honored for Leader Dogs Fundraiser

    John Hebert, NMU alumnus and vice president of the NMU Foundation Board of Trustees, will receive the Edmund T. Ahee Jewel Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser from the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Detroit Chapter. Crain's Detroit Business reports that Hebert helped Leader Dogs for the Blind, which he serves as board chair, raise $14.5 million for a new canine development center. 

  • October 25, 2016
    NMU Recognized for Online Education

    Northern Michigan University is the top Upper Peninsula school in the 2016-17 “Best Online Colleges in Michigan” ranking released by affordablecollegesonline.org. NMU is 10th among all state public and private institutions on the list.

  • October 25, 2016
    Free Quilting Talks, Workshop Planned

    Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum will host a discussion and workshop titled “Quilting Then and Now: Giveaways, Swaps and Conversations.” It is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Admission is free.

  • October 25, 2016
    First Nations Food Taster Nov. 4

    The 16th annual First Nations Food Taster at Northern Michigan University will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Jacobetti Complex. Many of the menu items are inspired by the Decolonizing Diet Project, which celebrates Great Lakes indigenous foods and ingredients. Returning menu items include bison stew, three sisters’ casserole, pumpkin corn bread and sun butter cookies. New menu items include turkey stir-fry and mint wild rice salad.

  • October 25, 2016
    Army Rock Trio Performs at NMU

    Dash Ten, the only original rock band backed by a branch of the military, will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Northern Michigan University's Reynolds Recital Hall. The U.S. Army trio was started by  Sgt. Corrin Campbell, originally of Duluth, Minn., and includes Staff Sgts. Peter Greenberg and Steve Ebert.

  • October 24, 2016
    Free Drum Clinic at NMU Sunday

    Northern Michigan University's Music Department will host a free drum set clinic with Scott Pellegrom, an NMU alumnus and former finalist in Guitar Center's National Drum-Off Competition. The clinic is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, in Reynolds Recital Hall. It is open to the public. 

  • October 24, 2016
    NCLL Offers North Country Scenic Trail Hike

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will hike a portion of the North Country Scenic Trail from Kawbawgam Pocket Park to Lake LaVasseur on Tuesday, Nov. 1. 

  • October 24, 2016
    NCLL Hosts Talk on the Gordo Site

    A court-ordered drawdown of the Deer Lake Basin provided an opportunity to complete an archaeological survey of its shores, which led to the discovery of a late Paleo-Indian site. The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation on what became known as the Gordo Site and provide a glimpse into this previously unknown time period in the Upper Peninsula.

  • October 21, 2016
    Cancer Immunotherapy Talks at NMU

    Don Shaffer, a Northern Michigan university alumnus and senior scientist at Jounce Therapeutics, will present "Immunotherapy: A new hope for long-term cancer regression." His talk is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in 2904 West Science. Shaffer will also present "Engineering CARs for Cancer Immunotherapy" at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in NMU's Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. Both are free and open to the public. 

  • October 20, 2016
    Harkness Joins K2 Sports

    NMU graduate Adam Harkness has joined K2 Sports in Seattle as digital and social media strategist to oversee the brand’s online presence. K2 Sports operates an international portfolio of 14 brands and more than 40 consumer product categories. These include ski equipment, snowboards, snowshoes, in-line skates, apparel and accessories. 

  • October 20, 2016
    Coldwell Banker Schmidt Supports Cat Packs

    he Northern Michigan University Cat Packs program received a $500 donation from Coldwell Banker Schmidt Marquette at a recent fundraiser. NMU Cat Packs volunteers assemble weekend meals for North Star Academy students from financially challenged families. The packs are distributed to about 70 students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.

  • October 20, 2016
    Alumnus and Health Care Security Expert Profiled

    Thomas A. Smith has applied his NMU bachelor's degree to a career in health care security. He is a recognized expert in the field and was recently interviewed for a story titled "Establishing a hospital security plan that works" in Health Facilities Management magazine. Smith is president and former associate consultant at Healthcare Security Consultants in Chapel Hill, N.C. He previously directed police/public safety operations at medical facilities in North Carolina and Michigan. To see his interview, click here

  • October 20, 2016
    NMU Grad Reflects on 'Men's Group'

    More than 20 years ago, an NMU grad student, professor and staff member formed what became known simply as “men’s group,” a community of men searching for ways to be complete in their careers and relationships. Gregory Ormson was pursuing his master’s degree in English when he became part of that original trio. He recently returned to Marquette from Hawaii, reconnected with group members and wrote an article titled "In the Shadow of the Angel, a Return to the Men's Group," which appeared on www.goodmenproject.com.

  • October 19, 2016
    Lighting Projects Result in Energy Savings

    NMU Facilities personnel began searching for opportunities to reduce electrical costs in advance of the 30 percent Marquette Board of Light and Power rate hike that went into effect Oct. 1. They obtained more than $15,000 in MBLP energy optimization rebates and will save at least $35,000 in annual costs through recent projects that minimized lighting in the Superior Dome and DeVos Art Museum.

  • October 19, 2016
    NMU Joins Cybersecurity Initiative

    Northern Michigan University has joined the new Regional Cyber Education Collaboration, an effort by the higher education community and key private sector partners to address Michigan’s shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Gov. Rick Snyder announced the RCEC on Monday at the 2016 International Cyber Summit in Detroit. Joining NMU as initial collaborators in the effort are Wayne State University, Central Michigan University and the Ann Arbor-based Merit Network.

  • October 19, 2016
    'Sexual Politics of Meat' Author Coming to NMU

    Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat, will give a presentation at Northern Michigan University on Thursday, Oct. 27. Her book explores a relationship between patriarchal values and meat eating by interweaving the insights of feminism, vegetarianism, animal defense and literary theory. The Sexual Politics of Meat inspired and enraged readers and triggered international media coverage when it was first published in 1990.

  • October 19, 2016
    NMU's Lake Effect Choir and Manistique Glee Club Perform

    Northern Michigan University’s Lake Effect Show Choir will perform a selection of pop songs with the Manistique Glee Club. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free. Songs include Footloose, Get on Your Feet, Mary Poppins Medley and Touch the Sky. Soloists from both ensembles will also be featured. 

  • October 19, 2016
    NMU Gears Up for Make a Difference Day

    "Make a Difference Day,” a nationwide event that celebrates neighbors helping neighbors, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22.  The Northern Michigan University Volunteer Center is coordinating the event locally. It is estimated that roughly 1,000 volunteers will assist residents at 243 service locations with outdoor tasks such as raking and other yard work, washing windows and routine fall maintenance.

  • October 19, 2016
    NMU French Program Presents Silent Film with Piano Accompaniment

    The Northern Michigan University French Club will present the classic 1922 silent film, Crainquebille, with live grand piano accompaniment on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the University Center Ontario room. Admission is free.

  • October 18, 2016
    NMU Grad Markets Study-Abroad Programs

    NMU alumnus Russ Phillips (2000) knows the value of study-abroad experiences. He spent a year in Swansea, Wales, as an international studies major at NMU. Now he facilitates similar opportunities for college students nationwide as a senior manager at the Council on International Educational Exchange. Phillips recently returned to campus in his CIEE capacity to participate in the NMU study-abroad fair, providing information to students and faculty members.

  • October 18, 2016
    Alumnus Reflects on World Premiere of Play at NMU

    Alumnus James Howard Carr recently returned to NMU to watch the world premiere of his play, Where a Certain Future. The historical drama depicts a fictional Jewish family’s response to the actual events of Nov. 9, 1938. “Kristallnacht,” often referred to as the “Night of Broken Glass,” signified a wave of anti-Semitic violence instigated by the Nazis after a German diplomat was shot by a Jewish teenager and later died. Carr sat down for an interview near the end of the NMU run and explained his motivation for writing a play that revolves around this pivotal event.

  • October 18, 2016
    Veterans Mental Health Teleconference at NMU

    The annual Returning Veterans Mental Health Conference coordinated by Michigan Area Health Education Center will be offered at five locations statewide, including Northern Michigan University. It originates from Mt. Pleasant and will be simulcast at NMU’s Olson Library from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. 

  • October 18, 2016
    Judge Candidate Forum at NMU

    The two men vying for the 96th District Court judge seat will participate in a candidate forum on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Northern Michigan University. The NMU Student Law Forum is hosting the event at 7 p.m. in 1318 Jamrich Hall. It is open to the public.

  • October 17, 2016
    Haunted Theatre Returns to NMU

    Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre will be transformed into a haunted house for the eighth annual Haunted Theatre Oct. 27-29. Performances are from 7-11 p.m, with a family-friendly version for children ages 6 and up scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. 

  • October 14, 2016
    Chemistry Reports On Students' Research Internships

    The NMU Chemistry Department reports that four students participated in summer research opportunities at the University of Notre Dame, Loyola University, Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University and the Michigan State Crime Lab.

  • October 14, 2016
    NMU Colloquium Explores Student-Teacher Dynamic

    Northern Michigan University's Psychology Department will present a colloquium titled "Student-teacher relationships: How important are they and how should scientists measure them?" on Friday, Oct. 21. Jon Barch, associate director of the NMU Center for Student Enrichment and coordinator of the Student Leader Fellowship Program, will give the talk at . The public is invited.

  • October 14, 2016
    NMU Hosts Jacobetti Complex Open House

    Northern Michigan University will host a “Learning to Earning” open house from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Jacobetti Complex. Attendees can enter to win a $500 scholarship, tour the learning labs and meet with faculty and current students to discuss programs and career choices.

  • October 14, 2016
    NMU Talk Focuses on Sustainable Farming Structure

    Efforts to create a sustainable farming structure in the Upper Peninsula will be the topic of the next "Climate@Noon" seminar at Northern Michigan University. The event will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 21, in 1320 Jamrich Hall. It is hosted by the Northern Climate Network.

  • October 11, 2016
    Lake Superior Project Seeks Sustainability

    Northern Michigan University led a collaborative effort two years ago to establish a coastal hazard observing system for a stretch of Lake Superior shoreline that includes the communities of Marquette, Munising and Grand Marais. Three monitoring buoys placed offshore from each city generate timely data on wind speed and direction, wave height, and air and water temperature. The goal is to better predict conditions and ensure greater safety for lake users. Grants supported the project’s launch and early operation, but scientists are concerned about covering operation and equipment maintenance costs over a longer term.

  • October 11, 2016
    Pre-Operative Psychological Evaluation Discussed

    Northern Michigan University's Psychology Department will kick off the 40th year of its colloquium series with a presentation by Dr. Craig Coccia titled "Pre-Operative Psychological Evaluation of the Surgery Patient." His talk is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in 1318 Jamrich Hall. It is free and open to the public.

  • October 10, 2016
    NMU Student Completes Bird Research in the Black Hills

    Northern Michigan University zoology major Emily Bertucci recently spent 10 weeks doing research on the breeding ecology of the white-winged junco in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The Ishpeming native participated in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) through North Dakota State University.  

  • October 10, 2016
    Holder Completes Fellowship

    Northern Michigan University education professor K.C. Holder recently completed a two-year fellowship with the Strategic Data Project, based at the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University. The SDP’s mission is to transform the use of data in education to improve student achievement by better diagnosing issues, developing solutions and monitoring the results.

  • October 10, 2016
    NMU Art Exhibit Closing Reception Thursday

    The inaugural faculty and staff juried art exhibit at NMU's Olson Library will end with a closing reception from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be served.

  • October 7, 2016
    NMU Screens Award-Winning Royal Opera Production

    Northern Michigan University will present a high-definition screening of Damiano Michieletto’s award-winning Royal Opera House production of Cavalleria tusticana/ Pagliacci on Sunday, Oct. 16. The complementary works tell dark tales of passionate love that sours to violent jealousy. Michieletto has updated the setting to the late-20th century in a poverty-stricken village in southern Italy. The screening begins at 5 p.m. in the Jamrich Hall auditorium.

  • October 6, 2016
    NMU Board Vice Chair Announces Resignation

    Thomas Zurbuchen has announced his immediate resignation from the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees. He said he is unable to complete his eight-year term after being named associate administrator for NASA Science Mission Directorate at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. He assumed his new duties Oct. 3. Zurbuchen oversees NASA's programs in astrophysics, planetary science, earth science and heliophysics, which are funded at about $5 billion per year.

  • October 6, 2016
    NMU Students Assist with Televised Debate

    NMU students will be involved in the taping of a 1st Congressional District Candidate Forum. The program will be recorded before a studio audience at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in the Jamrich Hall auditorium. It will air on WLUC-TV6 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12. One representative from both the College Democrats and College Republicans will ask a question of candidates Lon Johnson and Jack Bergman during a segment hosted by an NMU student. Other students will serve as assistant producer, assistant director and camera operators. 

  • October 6, 2016
    Visiting Writers Give Reading at NMU

    Tarfia Faizullah and Jamaal May will read from their works at Northern Michigan University as part of this visiting writers series. The event is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 14, in the University Center's Nicolet & Cadillac Rooms.

  • October 5, 2016
    Turkish Consul General to Speak at NMU

    Umut Acar, who recently completed his first year as Turkish Consul General in Chicago, will give a presentation at Northern Michigan University as a guest of the criminal justice department. He will address Turkey’s redefinition of terrorism as a result of July’s military coup d’état attempt and the “Fethullah Gulen terrorist organization.” The talk is scheduled at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in room 2306 of the University Center. The public is invited.

     

  • October 4, 2016
    Visiting Professor Addresses Brazil's Environmental Issues

    One of Brazil’s most daunting environmental challenges is the deforestation of the Amazon. Some scientists say this is responsible for the severe drought affecting São Paulo because the Amazon’s trees play an important role in releasing water as vapor clouds, known as “flying rivers.” Antonio Ribeiro de Almeida from the University of São Paulo–Piracicaba will present “Brazil Today: Communicating About the Social-Environmental Frontier” at Northern Michigan University.

  • October 4, 2016
    Alumni Reception Follows NMU-Wisconsin Hockey Game

    The NMU Alumni Association will host a post-game reception after Friday’s hockey matchup between the Wildcats and Wisconsin Badgers at the Resch Center in Green Bay. The teams are meeting for a two-game series Oct. 7-8. The reception will be held in the Bud Light Lounge inside the Resch Center. It will feature complimentary appetizers and prizes, along with music and games from Double Trouble DJs. There are also special rates on game tickets for NMU students and alumni.

  • October 3, 2016
    NMU Arts Chorale to Perform in Houghton

    The NMU Arts Chorale will travel to Houghton to perform with Michigan Tech and other collegiate choirs. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Rozsa Center.  They will be accompanied by the MTU orchestra in a joint performance of Ēriks Ešenvalds” ‘Whispers on the Prairie Wind.” 

  • October 3, 2016
    Go Against the Flow Founder Screens Film About Women Entrepreneurs

    Charu Sharma, founder of Go Against the Flow, a movement that inspires women to take intelligent risks, trust their vision and develop leadership skills to forge their own trail in the world of startups, will screen her film by the same name at Northern Michigan University. She built two startup companies in her college dorm room before joining LinkedIn as a marketing solutions campaign planner. The showing is scheduled at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. It is free and open to the public.

  • October 3, 2016
    NMU Theater Presents Alumnus' Historical Drama

    Northern Michigan University’s theater program will present Where a Certain Future, a historical drama by NMU alumnus James Howard Carr that focuses on events throughout Nazi-occupied Europe on Nov. 9, 1938. Kristallnachtor “The Night of the Broken Glass,” is one of the first manifestations of the Holocaust for a Jewish family in Austria. The story portrays two generations in conflict over whether or not to flee Europe to the safety of the United States. New York City-based director and actor Michael Blatt will guest direct the production. 

  • September 30, 2016
    NMU Upward Bound Receives Federal Funding

    Northern Michigan University's Upward Bound Math-Science program has received nearly $297,000 in continuation funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The award period runs for one year, beginning Nov. 1.

  • September 30, 2016
    NMU Offers First Aid and CPR Course

    Northern Michigan University’s School of Health and Human Performance will offer the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED course. Participants may select one of two Saturday sessions: Oct. 8 or Nov. 19. Both will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room 242 of the Physical Education Instructional Facility at NMU.

  • September 30, 2016
    Endowment Brings Royal Opera and Ballet Productions to Campus

    Northern Michigan University’s Siril Endowment for the Music Arts seeks to increase students’ awareness of and appreciation for classical music through world-class performances. It will sponsor a new series of campus screenings of Royal Opera and Royal Ballet productions filmed in London and projected in high definition in Jamrich Hall’s state-of-the-art auditorium. The privately funded endowment will also support an artist residency at NMU.

  • September 29, 2016
    Northern's MPA Program 6th Most Affordable

    Northern Michigan University offers the 6th most affordable online public administration degree in the country, according to new rankings released by SR Education Group. The company annually researches and ranks hundreds of schools based on value, quality and affordability and posts the results on its OnlineU website.

  • September 29, 2016
    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Rep Speaks at NMU

    Christal Sheppard, director of the Midwest Regional U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, will give a presentation on intellectual property and the patent process from 3:15-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Mead Auditorium in Northern Michigan University's West Science Building. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation, which is free and open to the public.

  • September 28, 2016
    NMU Grad Shoots Groundbreaking Magazine Cover Photo

    Women’s Running reports it is the first U.S. fitness magazine to feature a woman wearing a hijab on its cover and NMU art and design graduate James Farrell (’07) photographed the subject. Farrell is based in New York City and specializes in action, sports and fitness photography. He traveled to Detroit to complete the cover shoot of Rahaf Khatib, a six-time marathoner and mother of three from Farmington Hills. Farrell captured images of her running near Comerica Park, the River Walk and other city landmarks.

  • September 28, 2016
    Beaumier Center Hosts French-Canadian Heritage Day Oct. 1

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will host a full day of presentations, demonstrations and music related to voyageur and French Canadian culture on Saturday, Oct. 1. The event coincides with French-Canadian Heritage Week in the State of Michigan. Admission is free.

  • September 28, 2016
    'Traces of the Trade' Movie and Discussion at NMU

    The largest slave-trading family in U.S. history was not from the South, but from New England. In her documentary, "Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North," producer/director Katrina Browne and hine family members embark on a journey that brings them face to face with the history and legacy of their forefathers' hidden enterprise. It will be shown at Northern Michigan University on Thursday, Oct. 6. 

  • September 27, 2016
    NMU Student Advances on 'The Voice'

    NMU student Karlee Metzger is pursuing her musical passion and ambitions as a contestant on NBC’s The Voice. She advanced through the blind auditions Monday night with her rendition of Samson by Regina Spektor. Judges Blake Shelton and Miley Cyrus turned their chairs at the last second, vying to have her join their teams. Metzger selected Cyrus as her coach.

  • September 27, 2016
    Beethoven and Banjos at NMU Friday

    NMU’s music department will host a performance of Beethoven and Banjos. The ensemble is composed of members of Decoda, Carnegie Hall’s affiliate ensemble, soprano Mary Bonhag, traditional musician Laurel Premo and Finnish folk duo Aallotar. Beethoven and Banjos is on a U.P. tour. Its NMU performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • September 26, 2016
    Second City Comes to NMU

    The Second City comedy group will perform at Northern Michigan University on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Based in Chicago and rooted in improvisational games, The Second City has produced some of the industry’s best-known talent, including Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert and Tina Fey.

  • September 23, 2016
    Review of NMU Board of Trustees Meeting

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved a 2016-17 general fund operating budget of nearly $108 million. The budget is $2 million, or 2 percent, higher than last year. The increase is attributed mainly to contractual obligations and rising utility costs. 

  • September 22, 2016
    'Hidden Costs of Government' Talk at NMU Sept. 28

    Michael Van Beek, director of research for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, will present "Overregulation: The Hidden Costs of Government" at Northern Michigan University as part of the Your Wealth lecture series. His talk begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building.

  • September 22, 2016
    Cornhusk Doll Exhibit Opens at NMU's DeVos Museum

    Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum will present an exhibit that explores the ancient art form of cornhusk dolls to preserve traditional culture and history. "Elizabeth Doxtater: Art of Peace" will be on display Sept. 26-Dec. 9. An opening reception and artist talk is scheduled at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26. Admission is free. 

  • September 21, 2016
    One Book One Community Events Planned

    The One Book One Community program has planned several events related to this year’s selection, “The Round House,” a National Book Award winner for fiction by Louise Erdrich. The novel transports readers to an Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota, where a boy on the cusp of manhood seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a brutal, racist attack on his mother. 

  • September 21, 2016
    NCLL Hosts Landmark Inn Lunch

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a lunch at the Sky Room of the Landmark Inn from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. 

  • September 20, 2016
    NMU Recruiting Subjects for 'Couch to 5K' Study

    The Northern Michigan University School of Health and Human Performance is recruiting volunteers for an eight-week study of a “couch to 5K” run training program. Beginners or those who were former aerobic enthusiasts but stopped are encouraged to register.

  • September 20, 2016
    Police Academy Holds Info Meeting in Ironwood

    The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Gogebic Community College. The session begins at 6 p.m. (CST) in room 012 of the Solin Center. It will last about 45 minutes.

  • September 16, 2016
    Public Comments on NMU Requested

    Northern Michigan University is seeking public comments that address the quality of NMU or its academic programs in advance of its regional accreditation evaluation. A team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) will visit NMU March 20-23, 2017, to review the university's ability to meet the HLC's Criteria for Accreditation. NMU has been accredited by the commission since 1916.

  • September 16, 2016
    NMU Alumni Award Winners Announced

    The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association will honor four award winners over Homecoming weekend Sept. 23-24. The recipients and their awards are: Lynnae Ruttledge of Salem, Ore., and Jana Simmons of Ferndale, Distinguished Alumni; John Gremmer of Winneconne, Wis., Alumni Civic Leadership; and Luke Steinke of Champaign, Ill., Alumni Achievement.

  • September 16, 2016
    Author Matt Bell Gives Reading at NMU

    Matt Bell, author of the newly released novel "A Tree or a Person or a Wall," will begin his book tour at Northern Michigan University. He will give a reading at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited.

  • September 16, 2016
    Tribal Law Presentation at NMU

    Northern Michigan University alumna and attorney Jana Simmons will give a presentation titled "Tribal Law and Economic Development" on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Her talk begins at 7 p.m. in the Whitman Hall commons, with a reception to follow. It is free and open to the public. 

  • September 15, 2016
    NMU Hosts 'Man Talk' on Sexual Assault, Relationships

    Michael Kaufman, an educator and writer focused on engaging men and boys to promote gender equality and end violence against women, will give a presentation at Northern Michigan University titled “Man Talk: Ending Campus Sexual Assault and the Three Secrets of a Great Relationship.” The event begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. It is free and open to the public. 

  • September 15, 2016
    Beaumier Center Hosts U.P. 'Ghost Towns' Exhibit

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will launch a new exhibit titled “Remnants: Ghost Towns of the Upper Peninsula.” An opening reception is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Director Dan Truckey will give a gallery talk and refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

  • September 14, 2016
    NMU Awarded NSF Grant to Increase STEM Inclusiveness

    Northern Michigan University has received nearly $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to launch a two-year pilot project designed to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Native female college graduates, particularly in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The project will also address the “lack of American Indian teaching methods within the sciences education curricula.”

  • September 14, 2016
    'U.S. News' College Rankings Include NMU

    The U.S. News and World Report 2017 college rankings show that, among regional universities in the Midwest, Northern Michigan University is tied for 19th in Top Public Schools, 79th overall and 43rd in Best Colleges for Veterans.

  • September 14, 2016
    Reinhardt Completes REU at UMass Amherst

    The NSF grant project described below was motivated in part by student Biidaaban “Daabii” Reinhardt sharing her perspective on the lack of Native American female students in physics. She recently completed a summer research experience for undergraduates (REU) at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

  • September 13, 2016
    NMU's Learning Resources Center Hosts Community Open House

    Northern Michigan University’s Edgar L. Harden Learning Resources Center will celebrate Homecoming with a family reading program and a building open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. The event is free and open to the public. It includes a punch card activity to enter a drawing for an iPad, tours of Lydia Olson Library and the public radio and television stations, and an opportunity for community members to sign up for a library borrower card and waive the usual $25 annual fee.

  • September 12, 2016
    Helsinki Chamber Choir Performs U.S. Debut of 'State of the Union'

    The Helinski Chamber Choir will visit Northern Michigan University for two performances of “State of the Union,” a bold new opera addressing the political and environmental issues of our time. The opera was created by 2015 Rabbit Island artists-in-residence Eugene Birman, a Juilliard-trained composer, and Scott Diel, an American librettist. 

  • September 12, 2016
    NMU Honors Constitution Day with Supreme Court Panel Discussion

    Northern Michigan University's political science department will honor the 229th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with a panel discussion titled "The 2016 Election and the Future of the Supreme Court." The event is scheduled from 2-3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in 1705 West Science. The public is invited.

  • September 12, 2016
    NMU French Film Collection Open to Community

    Northern Michigan University's French program has opened its expansive collection of French and Francophone films to the community for the first time. Classic and contemporary films are available in the language lab during operational hours and multiple headsets allow for group viewing. 

  • September 12, 2016
    Beaumier Center Offers Ghost Town Bus Tour

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host a Ghost Town Bus Tour during the fall color season on Saturday, Oct. 8. Daniel Truckey, director fo the center, will lead a walking tour of Fayette State Park and stops at Labranche in Menominee County, Metropolitan in Dickinson County and Watson in Marquette County.

  • September 12, 2016
    Regional Police Academy Holds Information Meetings

    The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will host informational meetings at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, and Wednesday Oct. 5,  in room 132 of the Jacobetti Complex. Individuals interested in attending the next academy are encouraged to attend one of the 45-minute sessions. 

  • September 10, 2016
    Marquette Ranks Among Safest College Towns

    Safety can be part of the college selection criteria for many students and their parents. Northern Michigan University’s home base of Marquette is the 21st safest college town in America, according to a ranking released by The SafeWise Report. Security experts from SafeWise evaluated the most recent FBI crime statistics available. They coupled that data with their own research on safety-related programs and initiatives, culminating in 2016’s “50 Safest College Towns in America.”

  • September 9, 2016
    Olson Library Showcases Faculty and Staff Art

    The inaugural NMU faculty and staff juried art exhibit at Olson Library is on display in the atrium through Oct. 15. A closing reception with hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be held from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. The exhibit features works by 12 faculty and staff members from various campus offices and departments.

  • September 9, 2016
    NMU Hosts UNITED Conference

    Northern Michigan University will hold its annual Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (UNITED) Conference. UNITED is composed of a broad range of presentations and films. This year’s featured speakers and events will address such topics as Jewish communities in the United States, murdered and missing Aboriginal Canadian women, merging African heritage with American culture, shrinking cities in the Midwest and creating unity through food.

  • September 9, 2016
    Former Football Player Addresses Sports Culture and Sexual Assault

    Don McPherson, College Football Hall of Fame inductee and former NFL and CFL player, will give a presentation on campus sexual assault at Northern Michigan University. His talk is titled “You Throw Like a Girl.” It will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in room 2904 of the West Science Building.

  • September 9, 2016
    NMU Aviation Maintenance Program Hosts Open House, Skills Competition

    Northern Michigan University will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its first aviation maintenance technology graduates on Saturday, Sept. 17. An open house of programs located in the Jacobetti Complex is scheduled at 1 p.m. and the final competition of the AeroSkills Tournament, in which participants compete against the clock to assemble components they fabricated, will be held at 3 p.m. The public is invited to both activities at no charge.

  • September 9, 2016
    Police Academy Holds Information Meeting at Bay

    The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will host an informational meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Bay College. The 45-minute session will be held in room 221 of the Bonifas Building. 

  • September 8, 2016
    NMU Releases 10th Day Enrollment

    Northern Michigan University’s 10th day enrollment report reflects a projected decrease in total headcount attributed to declining high school demographics and larger graduating classes in recent years. But the number of concurrently enrolled high school students has increased through expanded NMU partnerships with regional school districts that enable students to complete college credits prior to high school graduation at no tuition cost.

  • September 8, 2016
    New NMU Center to Address Autism and Other Behavioral Concerns

    Northern Michigan University’s psychology department plans to establish an applied behavior analysis center that will address the regional shortage of assessment and therapeutic services for young children with autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities and other behavioral concerns. The non-profit clinic and research facility will serve as a training site for NMU students pursuing a degree or certification in the field.

  • September 7, 2016
    NMU Engineering Technology Programs Accredited

    Northern Michigan University’s degree programs in mechanical engineering technology and electrical engineering technology have been accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.  

  • September 6, 2016
    NMU Public Safety Warns of Internet Scams

    NMU Public Safety is warning that an increase in internet scams of international origin has ushered in the start of the fall semester. Two NMU students recently fell prey to what they assumed were legitimate offers and lost money. Detective Guy LaPlante said one was promised a $9,000 scholarship if he sent $250 from a credit card or checking account. The other lost nearly $2,000 in a financial shell game after applying for a job advertised on a reputable career website. 

  • September 6, 2016
    Recruits Graduate from NMU Police Academy

    The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy recently held its graduation ceremony. Twenty-one recruits earned certificates of completion. 

  • September 2, 2016
    NMU Earns Gold for Student Veteran Support

    Northern Michigan University achieved gold-level status from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) for supporting the academic and transitional needs of student veterans.

  • September 2, 2016
    Decolonizing Diet Cooking Demonstration Sept. 9

    The Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies and Sault Tribe Community Health will co-host a Decolonizing Diet Project cooking demonstration. The event is scheduled from 2-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the Sault Tribe Health Clinic in Munising.

  • September 2, 2016
    Comedian Tyler Boeh Coming to NMU

    Comedian Tyler Boeh will bring his high-energy stand-up act to Northern Michigan University on Friday, Sept. 9. The show begins at 8 p.m. in 11 Jamrich Hall. It is sponsored by PrimeTime Productions. 

  • September 1, 2016
    NMU Plans Forensic Anthropology Program, Research Station

    Northern Michigan University is moving forward with plans to develop a new academic program in forensic anthropology, the science of analyzing human remains to determine an individual’s identity and the timing and manner of death. NMU’s program will include a secured outdoor research station that would be the eighth worldwide and the first cold-weather facility.

  • September 1, 2016
    Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center Expands Hours

    The Beaumier Alumni Welcome and U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University has expanded hours this semester, including evening hours on Thursdays. 

  • August 31, 2016
    NMU-MSU Agreement Accelerates Law School Training

    Northern Michigan University has signed an agreement with Michigan State University College of Law that will allow qualifying incoming NMU freshmen to complete both their bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor (JD) degree in about six years, instead of the normally required seven.

  • August 31, 2016
    SmartZone Holds LaunchPad Information Session

    The Innovate Marquette SmartZone is sponsoring an informational night for its new fall session of LaunchPad for campus and community members who may want to pursue an idea for a new business startup. The "no commitment" session will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Erie Room of the University Center. 

  • August 30, 2016
    Beaumier Coffee House Season Begins Sept. 10

    The Beaumier Coffee House Series kicks off the 2016-2017 season with performances by singer/songwriter Dave Bett and the experimental group, Radio On. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Black Box Theatre in NMU's McClintock Building. The suggested donation is $5 for adults and $1 for students.  Refreshments will be served.

  • August 30, 2016
    NMU Hosts College Fair

    Northern Michigan University will host a College Fair from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Jacobetti Complex.  The program will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. and is open to all high school juniors, seniors and their parents.   

  • August 29, 2016
    NMU Sonderegger Symposium Covers U.P. Topics

    Presentations on a variety of topics related to the history, life and culture of the Upper Peninsula are being offered at the Sonderegger Symposium XVI at Northern Michigan University on Friday, Sept. 9. The event is free and open to the public. The NMU Center for U.P. Studies is hosting the event, which will take place in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. 

  • August 26, 2016
    NMU Receives Grant for CTE Teachers Initiative

    NMU has received a $6,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Education for a project titled "Stand UP for Career and Technical Education (CTE)." The initiative is designed to increase the percentage of CTE teachers who meet certification or licensure requirements and to assist in recruiting and retaining CTE teachers in the Upper Peninsula.

  • August 26, 2016
    NMU Expands Educational Broadband Across U.P.

    High-speed internet is critical for economic vitality and education, yet many rural communities nationwide lack access. Northern Michigan University is helping to bridge the digital divide in the Upper Peninsula and potentially beyond through its innovative Educational Access Network. The EAN is available to any students taking NMU courses—whether they are on campus seeking a degree, at a partner high school offering dual enrollment or at home taking a class for continuing education, professional development or personal fulfillment.

  • August 26, 2016
    DeVos Exhibit Highlights Creative Letterpress Printing

    The DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University is featuring a new exhibit titled “Correlation Matrix: Vida Sacic + David Wolske." Both artists base their practice in the process of letterpress printing and showcase the creative ways designers utilize type beyond didactic communication. 

  • August 26, 2016
    U-M Expert Addresses Lack of Racial Diversity in Environmental Field

    Dorceta Taylor from the University of Michigan will present "Diversity in Environmental Institutions: Trends and Challenges" at NMU. Taylor is a professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment and U-M director of diversity, equality and inclusion. She will address the lack of racial diversity in the fast-growing environmental field and factors that have contributed to the trend. Her talk is scheduled from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, in 1320 Jamrich Hall. 

  • August 24, 2016
    NMU Faculty Co-Direct Rock Climbing Congress

    NMU School of Health and Human Performance faculty members Phil Watts, Lanae Joubert and Scott Drum co-directed the 3rd International Rock Climbing Research Association (IRCRA) Rock Congress held earlier this month in Telluride, Colo. They spent more than a year planning this installment of the biennial event—the first one held in the United States. Several attendees with NMU ties also gave presentations. Watts delivered the opening keynote titled “A Physiological Model for Rock Climbing: The First 2000 Years.” He also was honored in the conference program for his retirement and contributions to the field.

  • August 23, 2016
    NMU Alumnus Joins SBAM Board

    NMU alumnus Richard Tegge, president of Wealth Strategy Group of Marquette, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM).

  • August 19, 2016
    Former Wildcat QB Endows Scholarship

    Keith Nelsen, a 1986 NMU graduate and former Wildcat quarterback, recently established an endowed football scholarship. The Nelsen Football Scholarship will provide financial support for a student playing on the NMU football team (active roster) who is also a graduate of a Wisconsin high school. 

  • August 16, 2016
    NMU Fall Fest Aug. 22

    Northern Michigan University’s Fall Fest is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, the first day of classes. The event will take place on the lawn outside the University Center.

  • August 15, 2016
    ROTC Cadet Attends Course in Africa

    Northern Michigan University student Patrick Schiller, U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet, attended a three-week culture, understanding and language proficiency course with Djiboutian Army cadets in Djibouti, Africa, July 16-Aug. 6.

  • August 15, 2016
    NMU Student-Athlete Interns with Company Building Red Wings' Arena

    NMU soccer player and construction management major Gabriella Garza secured a summer internship with Barton Malow, the firm building the Detroit Red Wings' new arena. An NMU grad is one of the lead executives on the project and requested to have a Wildcat on the team. Read the full story on Garza's experience from NMU Sports Information here

  • August 15, 2016
    NCLL Offers Woodworker Rally

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer "Woodworker Rally V" from 8 a.m. to noon Mondays in the NMU Jacobetti Complex room 137. Session I runs Aug. 22-Oct. 3 and Session II runs Oct. 10-Nov. 14.

  • August 8, 2016
    'Dark Store' Documentary Produced at NMU

    The Michigan Tax Tribunal’s practice of “dark store assessing” is the subject of a new documentary produced by Northern Michigan University students and a faculty member. The premiere of “BOXED IN” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Peter White Public Library, with a reception to follow. The film will also air on WNMU-TV at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.

  • August 4, 2016
    Brad Canale Appointed CEO of NMU Foundation

    Marquette native Brad Canale has been appointed chief executive officer of the Northern Michigan University Foundation. He most recently served as executive director of advancement and senior adviser to the dean for the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

  • August 1, 2016
    Braga Returns to Native Brazil for Olympic Duty

    NMU diving coach Milton Braga will provide color commentary on the Olympic diving competition for a television sports network in his native Brazil. He is well-qualified for the role, not only because of his coaching experience, but because of the perspective he brings as a former athlete who achieved the Olympic dream. Braga was the first Brazilian diver to compete in two Summer Games: 1976 in Montreal and 1980 in Moscow.

  • August 1, 2016
    Mayer's Route to Rio Stopped at NMU

    Former NMU student Mikaela Mayer is one of only two U.S. women boxers who will compete in this month’s Olympics. Securing a spot on the team avenges her narrow miss in 2012, when women’s boxing made its debut as an Olympic sport in London.

  • August 1, 2016
    Several Olympic Athletes Have NMU Ties

    NMU alumnus Andy Bisek, who graduated in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in physical geography, will compete in his first Olympics in Greco-Roman wrestling. He is one of several Olympic athletes with an NMU connection. 

  • July 29, 2016
    State Infrastructure Commission Seeks Public Input

    The 21st Century Infrastructure Commission created by Gov. Rick Snyder will hold an Upper Peninsula town hall listening session at Northern Michigan University on Friday, Aug. 19. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide feedback on infrastructure needs from 9-11 a.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall.

  • July 28, 2016
    International Students Come to NMU for Language, Cultural Immersion

    NMU’s English Language Institute (ELI) is hosting a four-week summer program for 27 students from partner universities in South Korea, China and Japan. The participants attend daily, intensive English as a Second Language classes, complete an academic service learning project with local non-profit organizations, go on several cultural field trips and interact with community members.

  • July 28, 2016
    S&P Affirms 'A' Rating for NMU Bonds

    S&P Global Ratings affirmed its “A” long-term rating on Northern Michigan University’s series 2012 general revenue bonds and its “A” underlying rating (SPUR) on NMU’s series 2008 general revenue bonds.

  • July 26, 2016
    Percussive Attack Camp Concert Aug. 5

    Percussive Attack Camp will wrap up a week-long study of music at Northern Michigan University with a free public concert on Friday, Aug. 5. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall

  • July 25, 2016
    NMU Student Teaches Visually Impaired Woman to Golf

    When student Whitney Kulich reported to her job at the NMU Golf Course one afternoon, there was an intriguing handwritten phone message left on the counter in the clubhouse. It said that a “62-year-old visually impaired woman wanted to learn to hit a ball off a tee.” Gretchen Preston had accepted a challenge to play in a Leader Dogs for the Blind charity tournament next year and wondered if anyone at the course might be able to give her lessons. Kulich was eager to return the call.

  • July 21, 2016
    NCLL Hosts Architecture Presentation

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation titled "Architecture Today," featuring Studio RAD architects and founders Joe Rom and Joy Carcillo. They will discuss their current projects, including the renovation of a local house, a 19th century barn conversion and the Ore Dock BotEco Center. 

  • July 20, 2016
    NCLL Tours Humboldt Ore Processing Mill

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a tour of the Humboldt Ore Processing Mill, formerly utilized by Cleveland Cliffs Iron. It had numerous occupants until 2006, when it was purchased by Rio Tinto. Ore processing began again in 2014 after a $275 million investment to bring the historic mill back into operation.

  • July 18, 2016
    NMU Presentation Celebrates Tobacco-free Anniversary

    As part of the UP4Health Challenge, Northern Michigan University will host a presentation titled "It Takes a Village: Going Tobacco-free at NMU." The university is celebrating its second anniversary as a tobacco-free campus. 

  • July 15, 2016
    NMU Named 'College of Distinction'

    Northern Michigan University has been named a 2016-17 College of Distinction for its “engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes.” Those are four qualities that Colleges of Distinction considers in releasing its annual recommendations designed to match parents and students with the right college.

  • July 15, 2016
    NCLL Offers BSB Farms Tour

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a tour of BSB Farms in Skandia on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Owners Luke and Heather Bell will guide participants around their farm, which has about 4,000 cage-free Isa Brown chickens that lay eggs for NMU and other local outlets. 

  • July 13, 2016
    NMU Honored for Commitment to Student Veterans

    NMU was one of 15 colleges and universities recently honored for their commitment to helping student veterans transition from the military to college life through the Michigan Veteran Education Initiative. 

  • July 11, 2016
    NMU Class Unearths Beaver Island History

    Beaver Island is located on Lake Michigan, a two-hour ferry ride from Charlevoix. Its residents have included Native Americans, French fur trappers and traders, a Mormon sect called the Strangites whose leader declared himself king, and Irish immigrants. There was even a “secretive émigré from Russia who dispensed medical help to the islanders without charge,” according to the Beaver Beacon. Despite its unique and fascinating past, relatively little physical evidence of the island’s early history exists. NMU’s summer archaeological field school is helping to fill that void while giving students hands-on experience in excavation techniques and artifact analysis.

  • July 11, 2016
    Students Expand Perspective of Birds

    NMU students who participated in a recent field ornithology class recorded interactions with more than 175 bird species in various habitats. They saw raptors pepper the sky over Brockway Mountain during the spring migration, owls being banded by researchers at the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory and barn swallows nesting beneath the bridge where the AuTrain River spills into Lake Superior. Some were surprised to spot American white pelicans this far north.

  • July 11, 2016
    NMU Group Researches Biodiversity in Mongolia

    NMU Professor Kurt Galbreath and four students depart for Mongolia July 17 to study the biodiversity of mammals and parasites in remote regions. They will collect specimens and extract DNA for genetic clues as to how climate change and other factors influence population patterns. 

  • June 30, 2016
    NMU Blueberry Classic Golf Outing July 22

    The sixth annual Blueberry Classic golf outing will be held Friday, July 22, at the Northern Michigan University Golf Course in Chocolay Township. Funds raised at the event benefit NMU students who encounter unexpected financial challenges. Golfers of all levels are welcome to participate.

  • June 28, 2016
    NCLL Offers 'Political Primer'

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present "A Political Primer in a Year of Political Phenomena" from 6-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, in room B101 of the Superior Dome. 

  • June 28, 2016
    NCLL Offers Carp River Gardens Tour

    Editors: Please note the July 6 registration deadline. 

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will tour Negaunee's Carp River Gardens, the largest perennial garden in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin region, on Thursday, July 14.

  • June 24, 2016
    NCLL Visits Bay Cliff

    Editors: Please note the July 1 registration deadline. 

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will sponsor a tour of Bay Cliff Health Camp from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7. Bay Cliff provides therapy services for children with various disabilities. The summer camp will be in full swing, with about 160 kids plus staff.  

  • June 22, 2016
    Fix Named U.P. Economic Educator of the Year

    Northern Michigan University’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE) presented its inaugural U.P. Economic Education Teacher of the Year Award to Erika Fix, a high school social studies teacher with Gladstone Area Public Schools. She was honored at a CEEE advisory board luncheon held June 17 on NMU’s campus. 

  • June 22, 2016
    Panowski Playwriting Award Winner Announced

    “Building Madness,” a slapstick comedy by Kate Danley, is the winner of the 2016 Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Award at Northern Michigan University. 

  • June 20, 2016
    Wells Fargo Supports NMU Center

    Wells Fargo representative Alisha Janquart presents a $2,500 ceremonial check to Hugo Eyzaguirre, director of the NMU Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE). The money will be used to improve K-16 financial literacy in the Upper Peninsula through teacher workshops and student competitions. Wells Fargo has contributed nearly $20,000 to the CEEE since 2011. Janquart is manager of Wells Fargo's NMU branch. 

  • June 17, 2016
    Invent@NMU Announces Statewide Expansion through White House

    Northern Michigan University’s commitment to expand its Invent@NMU program throughout Michigan was published in a White House fact sheet released as part of the National Week of Making. Invent@NMU Founding Director David Ollila also has been invited by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to attend a related Maker-to-Manufacturer Stakeholder event Monday, June 20, in Washington, DC.

  • June 17, 2016
    NMU Board Sets Tuition and Fees

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved a 2016-17 tuition and fees schedule and agreed to restructure the university’s flat-rate tuition program. The combined average annual cost for full-time resident undergraduates will be $10,086, an increase of $406—or 4.2 percent—from last year’s rate of $9,680. NMU will maintain its longtime rank as having the second-lowest tuition and fees among Michigan’s public universities and the lowest in the Upper Peninsula. Northern’s rate also adheres to the tuition restraint language in the state’s higher education bill.

  • June 16, 2016
    NMU Participates in Art Week

    Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum, School of Art & Design and the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host an open house from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, as part of Marquette's Art Week celebration. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

  • June 2, 2016
    Leach Appointed to State Infrastructure Commission

    Gavin Leach, vice president for finance and administration at Northern Michigan University, is the only U.P. representative and one of 27 members statewide serving on the 21st Century Infrastructure Commission created by Gov. Rick Snyder. The commission will develop a comprehensive, long-term vision that guides strategic infrastructure planning, investment and prioritization in Michigan.

  • June 2, 2016
    NMU Offers Summer Cyber Camp

    Northern Michigan University is hosting a Cyber Camp for high school-age students from 1-4 p.m. Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22. Students will participate in a hands-on, challenge-based introduction to computer coding, programming and creating through technology.

  • June 1, 2016
    UP-AHEC Addresses Health Care Provider Retention

    The Upper Peninsula Area Education Center (UP-AHEC) has been working to identify the primary health care needs in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties. The center is looking for additional community members in business or health care to join a stakeholders group. UP-AHEC also completed a “Primary Care Provider Retention Survey” and will present the results during a public Health Care Recruitment Roundtable on Tuesday, Aug. 9, in Ironwood.

  • May 31, 2016
    NMU Wildcat Kids and Tween Camps June 13-Aug. 18

    Northern Michigan University's Recreational Services will offer two summer day camps: Wildcat Kids for ages 5 years to 5th grade; and Wildcat Tweens for 6th grade and older. Both will run June 13-Aug. 18.

  • May 27, 2016
    U.P. SMILE Offers Training, Tools to Teachers

    A new professional development opportunity for Upper Peninsula 6th-12th grade teachers will help them integrate literacy into science, engineering and mathematics instruction and use technology to break down the silos between traditional content areas. The U.P. Project SMILE program partners Northern Michigan University’s Seaborg Center with four intermediate school districts across the Upper Peninsula. Its goal is to engage students in “three-dimensional learning.”  

  • May 26, 2016
    Folk Music Camp Scholarships Available

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center announces two scholarship opportunities for high school students to attend the Folk Music School at Northern Michigan University. The camp is scheduled July 17 - 22, just before the beginning of the annual Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival in Marquette.

  • May 26, 2016
    'North of the 45th' Exhibit Opens at NMU

    Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum presents it ninth annual “North of the 45th” juried exhibition. Featured artists live in the geographical area north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 3.

  • May 25, 2016
    Kall Earns NASA Internship

    Northern Michigan University student Adam Kall will complete a summer internship with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., June 6-Aug. 12. He will be the only intern helping to maintain the digital security of the NASA servers. 

  • May 23, 2016
    Broderson Wins Bronze at Culinary Challenge

    Graham Broderson, food service worker II in NMU Dining, won the bronze award at the Midwest Culinary Challenge sponsored by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). He prepared Nigerian red rice with smoked black kale and edamame fritters.

  • May 23, 2016
    NMU Offers 'The Other Michigan' Summer Camp

    Northern Michigan University invites 10th-12th grade students to discover the wonders and complexities of the Upper Peninsula through its "The Other Michigan" residential summer program. The camp runs July 24-30. 

  • May 20, 2016
    Seaborg Center Offers Summer College for Kids

    Northern Michigan University’s Seaborg Center will host “Summer College for Kids” programs for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Morning and afternoon age-appropriate classes covering various topics will run June 20-24, June 27-July 1 and July 11-15.

  • May 20, 2016
    NMU Hosts Environmental and Sustainability Summer Camp

    Northern Michigan University will hold an Environmental and Sustainability Camp for high school-age students July 24-30. Students will experience first hand how scientists incorporate technology and field experiences into studies of the changing environment.

  • May 16, 2016
    NMU Class Returns from Belize

    Twenty Northern Michigan University students just returned from San Ignacio, Belize, where they gained hands-on clinical experiences under the guidance of NMU professors Kristi Robinia, Yuba Gautam and Mandi Roos. They were enrolled in an NMU course titled “Interdisciplinary Study in Global Health Care-Latin America.” The students worked with a Belizean physician to deliver care to more than 200 residents in the villages of Bullet Tree Falls and Benque Viejo. 

  • May 16, 2016
    Summer Skilled Trades Camps Offered at NMU

    Northern Michigan University will offer summer skilled trades camps at its Jacobetti Complex for middle school and high school students. One-day camps July 11-13 will cover either two topic areas at age-appropriate levels for grades 5-8 and 9-12 or one topic for all ages. A three-day camp with an engineering focus will be offered July 18-20 for students in grades 5-8.

  • May 13, 2016
    NMU Hall of Fame Class Announced

    The 1967 Wildcat football team and five former NMU athletes will be inducted into the NMU Sports Hall of Fame. All will be honored during Homecoming weekend Sept. 23-25. 

  • May 13, 2016
    Cellist and Pianist Present First U.S. Concerts of Stöhr's Works

    Cellist Stefan Koch and pianist Robert Conway are presenting the first U.S. performances of works by renowned Austrian composer Richard Stöhr (1874-1967). They will make a stop at Northern Michigan University for a performance and multimedia lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free. 

  • May 12, 2016
    Northern's MPA Program Among Most Affordable

    Northern Michigan University has one of the nation’s most affordable online master’s degree programs in public administration for 2016, according to gradschoolhub.com. It ranks 11th in the “Top 30” list compiled by the site.

  • May 12, 2016
    Invent@NMU Featured Among State's Top Innovative Programs

    Invent@NMU Founding Director David Ollila was invited to Detroit to participate in a May 11 panel presentation delivered to two high-ranking dignitaries from China. The presentation was titled “Michigan’s Leading Innovation Programs” and Invent@NMU was one of only five entities selected by the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to be featured. 

  • May 12, 2016
    NMU Hosts Young Wildcat Scholars

    Sixth-grade students from Northern Michigan University's nine charter schools attended a variety of hands-on, interactive classes this morning as part of Young Wildcat Scholars. The camp allows them to experience academics and campus life, along with highlights of the surrounding community.

  • May 11, 2016
    Pryor Places Second for Midwest Student Employee Award

    Megan Pryor of Marquette, a student employee with Northern Michigan University Dining, placed second among nominees for the Midwest Student Employee of the Year Award presented by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). She received $500 for the honor.

  • May 10, 2016
    Beaumier Center Highlights Products 'Made in Da U.P.'

    The Upper Peninsula has developed a more diversified economy since the mining and logging booms of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A variety of products are created and exported by U.P. companies. Many of these, both past and present, are featured in the “Made in Da U.P., Eh!” exhibit at Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center.

  • May 9, 2016
    Mansoor Honored by NMU Board

    Amer Mansoor of Bloomfield Hills received the 2016 Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees’ Outstanding Male Graduating Senior Award. 

  • May 9, 2016
    NMU Board Names Lieck Outstanding Female Graduate

    Lindsey Lieck of Rhinelander, Wis., received the 2016 Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees’ Outstanding Female Graduating Senior Award. She was a member of the NMU Honors Program and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in political science and a minor in environmental studies.

  • May 6, 2016
    Orstad Receives AAUW Martha Griffiths Award

    The Marquette Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) presented its 2016 Martha Griffiths Award to Grace Orstad, a spring Northern Michigan University graduate who earned a degree in biochemistry. 

  • May 6, 2016
    NMU Board Honors Orzechowski

    Melissa Orzechowski of Grandville was named the 2016 Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees’ Outstanding Student of any class standing. The board's student achievement awards are presented annually to recognize students for their significant contributions to the quality of life at NMU through involvement in extra-curricular activities or through work in a university department.

  • May 5, 2016
    NMU Names Outstanding Graduates

    Northern Michigan University academic departments recognized their 2015-16 outstanding graduates—both seniors and graduate students—in advance of spring commencement. Honorees were selected based on their academic performance, campus leadership and personal qualities.

  • May 5, 2016
    Children's Exhibition at DeVos Art Museum

    The annual Children’s Art Exhibition is on display through May 22 at Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum. A reception is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 13.

  • May 4, 2016
    Transparency Project Update

    The Transparency Project Committee continues to finalize its recommendations and plans to implement tools and resources to improve transparency in campus-wide decision-making processes.

  • May 4, 2016
    NMU Board Presents Student Achievement Awards

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees presented its annual student achievement awards in advance of spring commencement. The awards recognize students for their significant contributions to the quality of life at NMU through involvement in extracurricular activities or through work in a university department. 

  • April 29, 2016
    NMU Board Approves Room and Board Rates, New Student Housing

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved housing and dining rates for the 2016-17 academic year. The annual cost of a standard double-occupancy room and the “gold constant meal pass” dining option will be $9,604, an increase of $534 to cover inflationary cost increases and maintenance needs for housing facilities. The board also approved a resolution for construction and operation of new residence halls through a partnership with EdR, a national collegiate housing developer and manager.

  • April 29, 2016
    NMU Students Help to Brand Luge World Cup

    Northern Michigan University graphic communications students designed the logo and promotional materials that will be used for the International Luge Federation’s Luge World Cup on Natural Track at Lucy Hill in Negaunee. The Upper Peninsula Luge Club (UPLC), home of the only full-length natural luge track in the United States, will host the event in January 2017.

  • April 29, 2016
    Beaumier Alumni Welcome and U.P. Heritage Center Holds Grand Opening

    A grand opening celebration for the Beaumier Alumni Welcome and U.P. Heritage Center was held Thursday, April 28. The facility is named in honor of alumnus and retired orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Beaumier, who contributed $1 million to the NMU Foundation to make the project possible.

  • April 27, 2016
    Graduating Senior Maximizes NMU Experience

    There are many stellar students at Northern Michigan University, but perhaps few have climbed as high or extracted as much from their educational experience as Melissa Orzechowski of Grandville. Her long list of achievements and activities is exhausting to read, much less execute. Orzechowski will graduate Saturday with a triple major and was selected as outstanding graduating senior by two of those departments. She also received the 2016 award for outstanding student of any class standing from the NMU Board of Trustees.

  • April 27, 2016
    Egyptian Scholar Uses Literature to Address Misconceptions

    Amel Abbady, a Fulbright alumna from South Valley University in Egypt, completed a semester-long teaching fellowship through NMU’s College of Arts and Sciences. In her two sections of Arab literature, she shared works by predominantly female authors and addressed common misconceptions about the Middle East, Islam and Muslim women.

  • April 27, 2016
    Young Authors Read to NMU President

    Area elementary students who will participate in the Marquette-Alger Young Authors' Conference May 2-5 at Northern Michigan University read their books to NMU President Fritz Erickson and his wife, Jan. 

  • April 26, 2016
    'The Round House' is One Book, One Community Selection

    “The Round House,” a National Book Award winner for fiction by Louise Erdrich, is the 2016 One Book, One Community selection. Erdrich is a revered chronicler of Native American life and a former Pulitzer Prize finalist. In "The Round House," she transports readers to an Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota, where a boy on the cusp of manhood seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a brutal, racist attack on his mother. The incident upends and forever transforms his family.

  • April 26, 2016
    NMU Partners with Gwinn on Concurrent Enrollment

    Northern Michigan University and Gwinn High School administrators on Tuesday formalized an agreement to offer concurrent enrollment to Gwinn High School students. Concurrent enrollment is part of the Northern Promise, which gives high school students the opportunity to complete college credits prior to high school graduation at no tuition cost.

  • April 26, 2016
    Commencement Activities at NMU

    Northern Michigan University’s spring commencement ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30, in the Superior Dome. Of the 1,106 students eligible to graduate, 853 are scheduled to march in the ceremony.

  • April 25, 2016
    PRIME Project Explores Genetic Diversity of Wildebeest

    NMU undergraduate students are using cutting-edge DNA sequencing techniques to research the genetic diversity of blue wildebeest populations in Zambia and southern Africa. The project is one of two proposals selected to receive seed money in the inaugural year of the Northern PRIME Fund, an internal funding mechanism that provides up to $20,000 for substantive, interdisciplinary research that engages students.

  • April 25, 2016
    Students Create Chemo Care Baskets

    Chemo Care Baskets being assembled today (April 25) by Students for the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center will be distributed to newly diagnosed neuro-oncology patients at UP Health System Marquette.

  • April 22, 2016
    Surrell Named NMU Commencement Speaker

    Dr. James Surrell, Newberry native and board-certified colorectal surgeon at UP Health System Marquette, will be the keynote speaker at Northern Michigan University’s spring commencement on Saturday, April 30. The NMU alumnus also will receive an honorary doctor of science degree.

  • April 22, 2016
    Mansoor Selected NMU Student Commencement Speaker

    Amer Mansoor of Bloomfield Hills will be the student speaker at Northern Michigan University’s spring commencement on Saturday, April 30. He completed both NMU’s pre-med program and the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. Mansoor will graduate summa cum laude, a distinction for those who have achieved a 3.8-4.0 grade point average. He also received the outstanding male graduating senior award from the NMU Board of Trustees and was named outstanding graduate of the communication studies program.

  • April 22, 2016
    Hope Starts Here Challenge May 7

    The River Valley Bank Hope Starts Here Challenge will be held on Saturday, May 7. The annual challenge raises funds and awareness for the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center through competitive and leisurely events geared for all ages and skill levels.

  • April 21, 2016
    Gladstone Team WIns U.P. Personal Finance Challenge

    Several Upper Peninsula teams participated at the regional level of the National Personal Finance Challenge, with support from the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE) at Northern Michigan University.

  • April 21, 2016
    Art Lectures at NMU April 25

    Northern Michigan University's School of Art and Design will host a lecture event featuring Petra Giloy-Hirtz of Munich, Germany, and Terry Myers of Chicago. Their presentations begin at 6 p.m. and 6:40 p.m., respectively, on Monday, April 25, in room 165 of the Art and Design Building.

  • April 20, 2016
    U.P. Folklife Award Recipients Announced

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University has announced the 2016 recipients of the Upper Peninsula Folklife Award. Folk dancer, instructor and musician Kay Seppala of Chassell and the Hiawatha Music Co-op will be honored at a May 10 Scandinavian dinner.

  • April 19, 2016
    NCLL Offers 'Matter of Balance'

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host an eight-session program that emphasizes strategies to manage falls and increase activity levels. It is designed for those who want to improve balance, flexibility and strength or have concerns about falling.

  • April 19, 2016
    NCLL Program Explores Travel to Peru, Ecuador

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation titled “Peru and Ecuador: Machu Picchu, the Amazon Basin, Galapagos Islands.” NCLL members Carole and Zane Bard will lead participants on a journey through slides and stories from their travels to the region.

  • April 18, 2016
    NMU Launches 'Remove the Label' Campaign

    A new “Remove the Label” campaign at Northern Michigan University is designed to raise awareness about the damaging impact of stereotypes. It encourages the campus community to assess people based on their individual traits rather than categorize them according to negative assumptions, misinformation or unfair generalizations. Campaign posters were put in place last week. A “Remove the Label” event encouraging students to rip off post-it notes with handwritten stereotypes from oversized posters will begin Wednesday morning at Jamrich Hall.

  • April 18, 2016
    NMU Cosmetology Salon Unveils Upgrades

    The cosmetology program at Northern Michigan University will celebrate and showcase recent upgrades to its salon from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the Jacobetti Complex. The public is invited.

  • April 15, 2016
    Public Library's New Logo Designed by NMU Grad

    Recent Northern Michigan University graduate Stephen Tennis designed the new logo for Peter White Public Library, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary. His design was selected as the winner from about 30 submissions.

  • April 15, 2016
    NMU Senior Art Exhibit Opens

    Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum is hosting an exhibition of graduating seniors’ work. A closing reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 29.

  • April 15, 2016
    Stauber Wins New Business Venture Competition

    Logan Stauber of Lake Orion won first place in the New Business Venture Competition sponsored by the Northern Michigan University College of Business. His proposal, Upscale Energy Solutions, creates data-driven energy optimization solutions.

  • April 15, 2016
    Final Colloquium Features Faculty Panel

    Northern Michigan University's mathematics and computer science department will host its final colloquium of the academic year at 3 p.m. Friday, April 22, in 3100 Jamrich Hall. 

  • April 15, 2016
    NCLL Offers Macrame Workshop

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a workshop on the art of macrame. It will cover beginning knotting techniques; basic materials will be provided. 

  • April 15, 2016
    U.P. Chefs Present Scandinavian Dinner at NMU

    A six-course Scandinavian dinner with paired wines will be presented by the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the U.P. Chapter of the American Culinary Federation on Tuesday, May 10, at Northern Michigan University. A cocktail reception with cash bar begins at 6 p.m. in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. Dinner will follow at 6:30. The registration deadline is May 5.

  • April 14, 2016
    New Undergrad Journal Launch Party April 21

    The NMU Honors Program is managing a new peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal open to all undergraduate students. “Conspectus Borealis”—Latin for “A Northern Perspective”—will be available online as part of The Commons, NMU’s institutional repository. Submissions can include scholarly works such as research articles, lab reports and technical papers, along with creative writing, visual art and foreign language pieces. A launch party for the inaugural issue will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in Olson Library.

  • April 13, 2016
    NMU Student Wins Community Impact Award

    Northern Michigan University student Harrison Moynihan of Grand Haven received the Outstanding Community Impact Award from Michigan Campus Compact. He is one of six students throughout the state to receive the award, which honors those who have made community service an integral part of their college experience.

  • April 13, 2016
    Fonger Named Journalist of the Year

    NMU alumnus Ron Fonger was named Journalist of the Year by the Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for his reporting on the water crisis in his hometown of Flint. Fonger exposed health problems with the water system in the "Flint Journal" and for MLive.com before the story gained international traction when elevated lead levels were discovered in childrens' blood. Read the full story here or review a Q&A with Fonger that appeared in a March issue of the NMU Alumni Association's "What's New NMU?"

  • April 12, 2016
    NMU Honors Harrison with Pop-Up Reading

    The Northern Michigan University English department will host a “pop-up” reading to honor the work of author Jim Harrison, who died on March 26. The event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in Olson Library.

  • April 12, 2016
    Science on Tap Highlights Student Scholars

    Northern Michigan University student scholars will share their research at the next Science on Tap presentation at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. The event runs from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 14.

  • April 12, 2016
    ISIS Panel Discussion at NMU

    Northern Michigan University political science and criminal justice professors will participate in a panel discussion titled “The U.S. Role in Fighting ISIS.” The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the Cadillac room of the University Center. 

  • April 12, 2016
    NMU Orchestra Concert April 18

    The Northern Michigan University music department will present a concert by the NMU Orchestra, under the direction of Barbara Rhyneer. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • April 11, 2016
    Student Group's Project Focuses on Flint

    The NMU Students for Sustainability organization plans to send nearly 8,000 cans of water to Flint in the near future, with support from Blackrocks Brewery and Griffin Beverage Company. The project and a series of three campus presentations scheduled this week align with the group’s chosen theme for this year: water quality.

  • April 11, 2016
    NMU Alumni Qualify for Olympics

    Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site Greco-Roman wrestling team alumni Andy Bisek of the Minnesota Storm and Robby Smith of the NYAC earned spots on the 2016 Olympic Team at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials this past weekend in Iowa City, Iowa. They join fellow NMU-OTS alumnus Ben Provisor, of the Colorado Springs, Colo., OTC, who qualified for the team during yesterday’s 85-kilogram final.

  • April 11, 2016
    Black Hawk Helicopter Will Make Stop at NMU

    A UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter will land at the Northern Michigan University campus this week. It will be on a static display from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, April 14, on the soccer fields at the corner of Wright and Lincoln Streets. Beginning at 3 p.m., it will engage in orientation flights for current military members and cadets in NMU’s Wildcat Battalion ROTC program.

  • April 11, 2016
    NMU Percussion Ensemble Performs April 16

    The Northern Michigan University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of James Strain, will present its annual spring concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • April 11, 2016
    Lake Effect Choir Presents 'Taste of Heart & Soul'

    Northern Michigan University’s Lake Effect Show Choir will present “A Taste of Heart & Soul,” an evening of musical entertainment accompanied by appetizers, desserts and beverages. Two performances are scheduled on Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 21. 

  • April 9, 2016
    Walcott Named Newman Civic Fellow

    Olivia Walcott of Allendale, an environmental science major at Northern Michigan University, has been named a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact. The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors undergraduate and graduate students who have taken action in pursuit of long-term social change and who engage and inspire others in their communities.

  • April 8, 2016
    Kibit Semifinalist for National Award

    Christopher Kibit, hospitality and tourism management professor at Northern Michigan University, was a semifinalist for the Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award, presented earlier this week at the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) ChefConnect Convention in Hawaii.

  • April 8, 2016
    NMU Places Third in Gift of Life Challenge

    Northern Michigan University recently earned third place among 12 state universities participating in the Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge. This year’s effort resulted in 235 NMU students registering as organ, tissue and eye donors.

  • April 8, 2016
    NMU Chemistry Students Win First Place for Poster

    The NMU Chemistry Department recently hosted the annual Student Research Symposium of the UP local of the American Chemical Society. The event is for undergraduate and graduate students who are from the Upper Peninsula or attending a U.P. institution. NMU students June Kowalski and Kathryn Kulju won first prize in the undergraduate division.

  • April 7, 2016
    NMU Employees Recognized

    NMU’s newest retirees, along with employees who have reached years-of-service milestones, were honored at the faculty and staff recognition luncheon on April 6. Awards were also presented to distinguished teams, technology innovators and individuals recognized for excellence in service. 

  • April 7, 2016
    NMU Quiz Bowl Team Wins Home Meet

    A Northern Michigan University Quiz Bowl team enjoyed its first undefeated run and took first place at last weekend's home tournament. NMU's team A topped competitors from Lawrence University and Michigan Tech. NMU senior Paul Flaminio also was the highest-scoring individual player.

  • April 6, 2016
    NMU Unveils New Logos

    Northern Michigan University today launched its new academic and athletic logos. The revitalized graphic identity is the result of a year-long process that included extensive research on the distinctive attributes of NMU and feedback on the designs from hundreds of university stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff and alumni.

  • April 5, 2016
    Biology Student Receives Research Grant

    Kaylagh Hollen, a Northern Michigan University biology student, recently received $2,517 through the scientific grant-funding website, Instrumentl, for her research project titled “A New and Rapid Way to Identify Staph Bacteria.” She is working under the guidance of biology professor Josh Sharp.

  • April 5, 2016
    NMU Choir, Arts Chorale Perform April 14

    The Northern Michigan University Choir and Arts Chorale will present a spring festival concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • April 5, 2016
    Be the Match Registration Drive April 11-12

    The Northern Michigan University Volunteer Center will coordinate a Be the Match bone marrow registration drive on campus. The event will take place from 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 11, in the Payne/Halverson lobby and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Jamrich Hall ticket booth near the auditorium. 

  • April 4, 2016
    NMU College of Business Hosts Spring Celebration

    Northern Michigan University’s College of Business is hosting a Kevät Juhla, or spring celebration, on Thursday, April 21. The social hour with cash bar begins at 6 p.m. in the University Center Explorer Rooms, with dinner and the program following at 7 p.m.

  • March 25, 2016
    'Sexual Assault on Trial' April 5

    “Sexual Assault on Trial,” a scenario-based forum that compares the responses of the university and local judicial system to allegations of sexual assault, will be held on Tuesday, April 5, at Northern Michigan University. 

  • March 25, 2016
    NMU Showcases Student Research, Creativity

    Northern Michigan University's 21st annual Celebration of Student Research, Creative Works and Academic Service Learning will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in Jamrich Hall.

  • March 25, 2016
    NMU Screens Royal Ballet's 'Romeo and Juliet'

    The Northern Michigan University music department will host a screening of the Royal Ballet production of “Romeo and Juliet.” The show runs from 5-7:40 p.m. Sunday, April 10, in 1100 Jamrich Hall, with free pizza to follow. Admission is free for NMU students with ID, $5 for students under 18 and $15 for adults.

  • March 25, 2016
    Rolling Stones Trombonist Highlights NMU Jazz Festival

    Michael Davis, composer and trombonist most widely known for playing with the Rolling Stones since 1994, will be the featured guest artist at the Northern Michigan University Jazz Festival. He will perform the closing concert with the NMU Jazz Band and Jazz Combo on Friday, April 8.

  • March 24, 2016
    NMU Chili Challenge Tuesday

    The Culinary Students of Northern Michigan University will host their annual Chili Challenge from 3-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in the NMU Jacobetti Complex. The proceeds will benefit Beacon House.

  • March 24, 2016
    NMU Presents Silent French Film with Live Piano

    The Northern Michigan University French Club will present a showing of the classic silent film, La Maison du Mystère (The House of Mystery), with live grand piano accompaniment. The event begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Ontario Room of the University Center. It is free and open to the public.

  • March 24, 2016
    'Leatherheads,' 'North Country' Shown at NMU

    The History Film Series at Northern Michigan University will close with “Leatherheads”  on Monday, April 4, and “North Country” on Monday, April 11. Both will be shown at 7 p.m. in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. Admission is free.

  • March 24, 2016
    NCLL Explores Marquette's Golf History

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation on the history of golf in Marquette.  It will also address golf maintenance practices and new advances in golf equipment.

  • March 24, 2016
    NCLL Offers Waltz Workshop

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a workshop on ballroom dancing, focusing on the waltz.

  • March 24, 2016
    NCLL Hosts Family Lore Presentation

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a program titled “Family Stories, Family Surprises.” Bruce Larson, author of “Secrets and Rivals: Wartime Letters and the Parents I Never Knew” will be the presenter.

  • March 23, 2016
    NMU New Business Venture Competition Finale March 31

    The final phase of the New Business Venture Competition at Northern Michigan University will be held on Thursday, March 31. It features three components: a trade fair display from 1-2 p.m.; a 60-second elevator pitch presentation from 2-2:15; and an oral presentation of business plans from 2:15-3:45 and 4-5:30.

  • March 23, 2016
    Residential Renewable Energy Talk at NMU

    Residential renewable energy will be the focus of the final seminar of the academic year hosted by the Northern Climate Network at Northern Michigan University. Steve Waller and Ian Olmsted will give the talk at noon Friday, April 8, in 1318 Jamrich Hall. It is free and open to the public.

  • March 23, 2016
    Visiting Writers Give Reading at NMU

    Authors Eula Biss and Jennifer Percy will read from their latest nonfiction books during a visiting writers' program at Northern Michigan University. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the University Center Marquette and Nicolet rooms.

  • March 22, 2016
    Sigma Xi Honors Bacula

    Karen Bacula, Marquette Senior High School biology teacher and NMU alumnus, received the 2016 Sigma Xi High School Science and Math Teaching Award from the NMU Chapter of Sigma Xi, the National Scientific Research Society.  Bacula graduated from NMU in 1985 with a degree in zoology. She was honored with a plaque and a $100 gift certificate at the annual Sigma Xi banquet held March 17 at the University Center.

  • March 22, 2016
    Summer Writing Institute Accepting Applications

    The Northern Shores Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute is accepting applications from K-16 educators in the upper Midwest region through March 31. Educators will converge at Northern Michigan University in Marquette June 20-23 and 27-30 for an intensive professional experience.

  • March 22, 2016
    Nominations Accepted for UP Folklife Award

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University is seeking public nominations for the 2016 Upper Peninsula Folklife Award. The award recognizes those who make a difference in the creation and/or preservation of Upper Peninsula folk arts, including music, dance, storytelling, crafts and food. Persons or organizations can be nominated. The deadline is Thursday, April 7.

  • March 22, 2016
    Bishop Baraga Presentation at NMU

    James Seelye of Kent State University at Stark will present “Researching the Venerable: Frederic Baraga and the Catholic Hierarchy” at the Central Upper Peninsula & Northern Michigan University Archives. His talk begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in room 126 of the NMU Learning Resources Center.

  • March 22, 2016
    NMU Presents 'Secret Garden' Musical

    Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre will present “The Secret Garden” musical Wednesday, April 6, through Saturday, April 9. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., with an additional 1 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday.

  • March 21, 2016
    Faculty Research Grants Announced

    Nine research or scholarly works proposals will receive support from NMU Faculty Research Grants for the 2016-17 academic year. 

  • March 21, 2016
    High School Teams Advance in Economics Challenge

    A record 20 Upper Peninsula teams participated at the regional level of the National Economics Challenge, with support from the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE) at Northern Michigan University. Four of those U.P. teams advanced to the Michigan state finals on Thursday, March 24, in Novi. They will vie for an opportunity to compete at nationals in New York.

  • March 21, 2016
    Legacy of Challenger Astronaut Explored

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a program on “Challenger” astronaut Ron McNair’s legacy and the McNair Scholars Program at Northern Michigan University.

  • March 21, 2016
    NMU International Food Fest Saturday

    The 26th annual International Food Festival at Northern Michigan University will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, in the Jacobetti Complex. 

  • March 18, 2016
    Smith Elected to Second Term as MAPB President

    Eric Smith, director of broadcasting and audio-visual services at Northern Michigan University, has been elected to a second term as president of the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB). 

  • March 18, 2016
    Invent@NMU Hosts Customer Discovery Class

    Invent@NMU recently hosted an Introduction to Customer Discovery course in its continuing effort to support entrepreneurial growth in the Upper Peninsula. The course was offered in partnership with the University of Michigan’s Center for Entrepreneurship, with funding and support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. It is part of the national Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program.

  • March 18, 2016
    'Comedy of Evil' Comes to NMU March 23

    Award-winning comedian, best-selling author and TV personality Jeff Kreisler will bring his "Comedy Against Evil" to Northern Michigan University. The political stand-up comedy tour tackles the latest campaign news, along with issues and personalities shaping today's world. It is geared toward people of all political stripes and covers topics ranging from health care reform and student loans to filibusters and immigration.

  • March 18, 2016
    Music Seniors Perform Solo Recitals

    Northern Michigan University’s music department will showcase the talents of three seniors in upcoming solo recitals. The students being featured are: Audra Hagan on saxophone at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 26; Abbie Beekman, vocalist, at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 2; and Maggie Kieckhafer on piano at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16. 

  • March 17, 2016
    Autonomous Weapons' Moral Judgments Explored

    The next NMU Mathematics and Computer Science Department colloquium will be titled “Future Autonomous Weapons Will Make Moral Judgments.” Philosophy professor Zac Cogley will give the presentation at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 18, in 3100 Jamrich Hall. 

  • March 17, 2016
    Water Policy Expert Gives Talk at NMU

    Robert Glennon, one of the nation's thought leaders and commentators on water policy and law, will present "America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It" at Northern Michigan University. His talk will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in Jamrich 1322. It is sponsored by the NMU Environmental Science Organization.

  • March 16, 2016
    Invent@NMU Highlights Client Success Stories

    More than 150 ideas have come through Invent@NMU’s doors in its 17 months in operation. The organization has launched a website landing page, “Products and Propulsion,” to house and highlight some of these client success stories.

     

  • March 16, 2016
    Coca-Cola Recognizes NMU Student's Repurposed Jewelry

    NMU student Kimberly Norkooli is one of four artists highlighted on the Coca-Cola website for repurposing the company’s recyclable bottles, cans and bottle caps into hip jewelry. Norkooli is a health information processing major who also operates an Etsy shop, EtchingNJewelry. She was inspired by a movie to create her choker-style necklace adorned with silver Coke bottle caps.

  • March 16, 2016
    All Strings Considered, Knockabouts Perform April 9

    The Beamier Coffee House Concert Series will present All Strings Considered and The Knockabouts on Saturday, April 9. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Panowski Black Box Theatre in the McClintock Building at Northern Michigan University. The suggested donation is $5.

  • March 15, 2016
    Folk Music School Registration Opens

    Registration has opened for the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center's inaugural Folk Music School for high school students, to be held July 17-21 at Northern Michigan University. Interested students can register for the camp and see more information at folkmusicschool.nmu.edu.  

  • March 15, 2016
    'Angels of the Underground' Author Gives Talk at NMU

    Japan’s occupation of the U.S.-controlled Philippines, launched shortly after its surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, was one of the most brutal of World War II. It propelled some civilians into subversive resistance movements on behalf of the Allied effort. Angels of the Underground author Theresa Kaminski will visit Northern Michigan University to discuss her new book about four American women who risked their lives to smuggle food and supplies to POW and internment camps, relay strategic information, and serve in guerrilla bands stationed in the hills surrounding Manila. Her Women’s History Month presentation will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 21, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. Admission is free. 

  • March 14, 2016
    Finkbeiner Elected PRSSA National President

    Emma Finkbeiner, a Northern Michigan University senior from Marquette and Harbor Springs, has been elected 2016-17 national president of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

  • March 14, 2016
    Dental Day Registration March 21-25

    Registration will be open March 21-25 for Marquette-Baraga Dental Day, an event offering free oral health care services for uninsured and underinsured adults from both counties.

  • March 14, 2016
    NMU Talk Addresses Arctic Ice Melt

    Mark Serreze, director of the University of Colorado National Snow and Ice Data Center, will present “The New Arctic” at Northern Michigan University. 

  • March 11, 2016
    NMU Screens German Documentary

    Northern Michigan University will present a screening of German Town: The Lost Story of Seaford Town, Jamaica, a documentary by David Ritter. The event begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free. 

  • March 11, 2016
    Guest Horn Recital March 18

    The Northern Michigan University Music Department will host a concert performed by Brian Carter, the principal horn for the Marquette Symphony Orchestra. He will present a diverse program of solo horn literature along with Kelly Haselhuhn, one of his former students.

  • March 11, 2016
    World Languages Day March 18 at NMU

    Northern Michigan University will host World Languages Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 18, in the first-floor lounge of Jamrich Hall.

  • March 11, 2016
    NMU Screens Animated 'Le Tableau'

    The animated French film, Le Tableau, will be shown at Northern Michigan University at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in 1318 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free.

  • March 10, 2016
    'Resilience' Author Jessie Close Visits NMU

    Jessie Close, the author of Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness, will give a presentation at Northern Michigan University on Monday, March 21. Close struggled as a young adult with symptoms that would transform into severe bipolar disorder. Her book features a running commentary and epilogue written by her sister, actress Glenn Close. 

  • March 10, 2016
    NMU Presents Oscar-Nominated Foreign Film

    Northern Michigan University will present Relatos Salavajes, a 2015 Oscar nominee for best foreign language film. The Argentine-Spanish co-production is composed of six separate but related shorts that explore extremities of human behavior involving people in distress. All are written and directed by Damián Szifron. 

  • March 10, 2016
    NMU Screens Polish Film 'Ida'

    Northern Michigan University will hold a screening of the Polish film Ida, the 2015 Academy Award winner for best foreign language film, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 14 in Jamrich 1322. Admission is free.

  • March 8, 2016
    Women's Hockey Advances to National Championships

    The Northern Michigan women’s club hockey team is competing at the American Collegiate Hockey Association Women's D2 National Championships in Kalamazoo after remaining undefeated in conference play. The Wildcats won their opening round game on Wednesday, 5-1 over California University of Pennsylvania. They will play Rainy River at 5:30 p.m. today (March 10).

     

  • March 8, 2016
    Alumnus Named to Department of Education Committee

    NMU alumnus Aaron Payment is one of two Native education advocates selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Education's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. He is tribal chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. 

  • March 8, 2016
    Keith Secola Performs at NMU

    The Native American Student Association at Northern Michigan University will present a free concert by Keith Secola at 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, in Vandament Arena.

  • March 8, 2016
    NMU Hosts Reading by Author Steven Church

    Author Steven Church will give a reading at Northern Michigan University as part of the Visiting Writers Series. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Marquette/Nicolet Rooms of the University Center.

  • March 7, 2016
    'North of the 45th' Exhibition Entries Due March 14

    The DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University is seeking entries for its ninth annual “North of the 45th” upper Midwest juried exhibition. All residents of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin living north of the 45th parallel are encouraged to submit works in any media and of any size for consideration by the March 14 deadline. 

  • March 5, 2016
    Ski & Snowboard Team Qualifies for National Championships

    The NMU Alpine Ski & Snowboard Team has qualified for the U.S. Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships March 6-12 in Lake Placid, N.Y. NMU is one of 12 teams that will compete in the showcase event after scoring top finishes at six regional qualifiers. 

  • March 5, 2016
    Exercise Science Students Present Research

    Northern Michigan University second-year graduate students in exercise science will host a seminar series to present their research. The talks will take place at 6:15 p.m. Mondays, March 7 through April 18, in the PEIF room 241.

  • March 5, 2016
    NCLL Presents Photography Class

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning host a digital photography class taught by professional photographer Kim Marsh. The course will cover digital camera use, photographic techniques and composition. 

  • March 5, 2016
    NCLL Addresses Climate Change

    MARQUETTE, Mich. — The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation on outcomes of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, also known as COP21, as well as Michigan-specific climate issues. 

  • March 4, 2016
    NMU Pow Wow March 12

    Northern Michigan University will host the 23rd annual “Learning to Walk Together” Traditional Pow Wow, with doors opening at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, in Vandament Arena. Grand entries will be at noon and 6 p.m.

  • March 4, 2016
    NMU History Film Series Presents "Ohm Krüger"

    The Northern Michigan University history film series will present Ohm Krüger, a 1941 film created by Josef Goebbel’s Nazi propaganda machine. It is a biopic of Paul Kruger, the Boer guerilla fighter-turned-statesman and first president of South Africa.

  • March 3, 2016
    Talk Addresses Rising Health Care Costs

    The next Your Health presentation at Northern Michigan University will be titled "The Growing Cost of Health Care: Can We Endure It Much Longer?" 

  • March 2, 2016
    Irish Folk Group Dervish Performs March 9

    The Northern Nights performing arts series will close out the season with a concert by multi-award-winning Irish folk group Dervish on Wednesday, March 9. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Kaufman Auditorium.

  • February 29, 2016
    NMU Offers Great Decisions Series

    Northern Michigan University will continue the 2016 Great Decisions Global Discussion Series in March. Great Decisions is a series of critical examinations of foreign policy presented by a roster of nationally known experts.

  • February 29, 2016
    NMU Hosts Visiting Artists

    Artists Alison Reintjes and Anita Kunz will give workshops and public presentations at Northern Michigan University as part of Women's History Month. 

  • February 29, 2016
    Decolonizing Diet Cookbook Signing Reception at NMU

    Northern Michigan University’s Olson Library will host  "Minopagwad (It tastes good): Decolonizing Diet Project Cookbook Signing and Reception" on Tuesday, March 8. The event is being held in conjunction with the national touring exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness. It begins with a panel presentation from 4-5 p.m., followed by a cookbook signing reception featuring Great Lakes indigenous foods from 5-6 p.m. 

  • February 26, 2016
    Social Work Class Receives Grant

    Northern Michigan University's social work department was awarded a $500 Meemic Foundation mini-grant to support a Professionalism Day activity aimed at preparing students for senior year field placement with social service agencies. Erik Bergh of the Bergh Agency-Meemic Insurance presented the check to Ann Crandell-Williams' direct practice methods class.

  • February 26, 2016
    Students Present Research on Political Economy

    Northern Michigan University students enrolled in an international political economy course will present research papers addressing “The Future of Political Economy: Cooperation or Conflict?” The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building.

  • February 25, 2016
    NMU Dining Display Earns Rahoi Award

    NMU Dining is the winner of the 2016 Wildcat Wellness Health Fair "Robin Rahoi Award." The event planning committee presents the award to the entity judged to have the best fair display, based on the following criteria: clarity of health promotion message, attractiveness of display, interaction with participants, usefulness of take-home materials and encouragement of positive health change. Those results are combined with fair participants' votes for their favorite exhibit to determine the winner. The award honors the memory, dedication and energy of Rahoi, former NMU registered dietician.

  • February 25, 2016
    Exercise Science Grad Students Present Research

    Northern Michigan University's School of Health and Human Performance will present its 2016 Exercise Science Seminar Series.  Second-year graduate students will give talks on a variety of topics at 6:15 p.m. Mondays, March 7-April 18, in room 241 of the Physical Education Instructional Facility (PEIF). The public is invited.

  • February 24, 2016
    NMU Hosts Akropolis Reed Quintet

    The Akropolis Reed Quintet will be in residence at Northern Michigan University March 8-12. Its members will deliver classroom presentations at NMU and local schools and participate in mini-performances and jam sessions on campus. The residency will culminate in a public performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in Reynolds Recital Hall.

  • February 24, 2016
    NMU Offers Self-Defense Course for Women

    Northern Michigan University will offer a Rape Aggression Self-Defense class (RAD) for women in March. The four-session course will cover self-defense options that may prove viable if a woman is attacked.

  • February 23, 2016
    Grant Expands Bibliotherapy Resources

    NMU Counseling and Consultation Services has received a $450 grant from the Marquette Co. Suicide Prevention Alliance to build on its existing library of bibliotherapy resources. The funding will be used to purchase books for the mental health lending library, increasing the helpful resources available to enrolled NMU students. The grant is under the direction of Marie Aho. 

  • February 23, 2016
    'Wildcat Night Across the Country' March 5

    The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association has chosen Saturday, March 5, as “Wildcat Night Across the Country.” Alumni groups will meet at various U.S. locations to cheer on the Wildcat hockey team as it competes at home against rival Michigan Tech at 7 p.m. EST.

  • February 19, 2016
    NMU to Pursue Bookstore Contract with Barnes & Noble

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has authorized NMU to enter into contract negotiations with Barnes & Noble College to operate the on-campus bookstore. A university committee unanimously selected Barnes & Noble from among three vendors that responded to a request for proposals last fall.

  • February 19, 2016
    NMU Orchestra Presents Children's Concert

    The Northern Michigan University Orchestra will perform a free concert directed toward an audience ages 4-14 at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Reynolds Recital Hall. 

  • February 19, 2016
    Soul Food Taster Feb. 24

    Northern Michigan’s University’s Black Student Union will present a Soul Food Taster as its final celebration for Black History Month. The event is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Jacobetti Complex commons.  

  • February 18, 2016
    Cogley Responds to Startup Investor's Views

    NMU philosophy professor Zac Cogley wrote a piece that appears on The Critique titled “Paul Graham, Silicon Valley & Economic Inequality.” Graham, the co-founder of tech startup investment firm Y Combinator, had been getting attention for a personal essay on economic inequality on his website. Cogley’s piece dissects and responds to Graham’s views, even putting them in the context of the Flint water crisis.

  • February 18, 2016
    Kim Barker Presentation Feb. 22

    Kim Barker, former South Asia bureau chief for The Chicago Tribune and author of The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan, will speak at Northern Michigan University. 

  • February 17, 2016
    Invent@NMU Expands Clientele

    Invent@NMU's entrepreneurial support is expanding beyond garage and start-up projects to corporate clients. Its latest client is the Marquette-based company, Easy Ice, a national ice subscription service.

  • February 17, 2016
    Grant Supports Alger County Eco-Tourism Study

    Northern Michigan University’s outdoor recreation leadership management program will explore sustainable eco-tourism in Alger County. It has received a grant designed to support innovative economic development strategies that may yield entrepreneurship, job creation and economic innovation in distressed regions of Michigan. 

  • February 17, 2016
    Young Skaters Get Assist from Wildcat Players

    Wildcat hockey players have been lacing up their skates for a purpose beyond practice or competition. They take turns each week doing community service with Marquette Junior Hockey’s “Learn to Skate” program at Lakeview Arena. With youngsters ages 2-7 circling—and sometimes wobbling or falling—around them, the Wildcats say it’s a pleasant reminder of their early days on the ice under the guidance of adult mentors. And judging by their playful interactions with the kids, they fully embrace the importance of providing future players with a fun, enthusiastic introduction to the sport.

  • February 17, 2016
    NMU Alumnus Joins Outdoors Industry Media Team

    NMU alumnus Jay Anglin honed his outdoor skills in the Upper Peninsula while earning his wildlife biology degree. Raised on the water in Northern Indiana, he has been fly-fishing for more than 30 years and guiding hunters and anglers for the last 20. Anglin recently joined Traditions Media, a PR, media communications and social media team specializing in brands representing the outdoors industry.

  • February 17, 2016
    'Anatomy of a Murder' Screening at NMU

    Northern Michigan University Campus Cinema, in conjunction with the NMU Archives, will host a screening of “Anatomy of a Murder” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 in Jamrich 1100.

  • February 16, 2016
    NMU Quiz Bowl Competes in Sectional

    Ten student members of NMU Quiz Bowl competed at the recent sectional tournament in Minneapolis. They were divided into three squads that entered different levels of competition. The highest finish was NMU’s B team, which placed 7th out of 14 schools in Division II.

  • February 16, 2016
    NMU Board Meeting Friday

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees will hold a formal business session during its Feb. 18-19 retreat. The session is scheduled from 9-9:40 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in the University Center Marquette, Nicolet and Cadillac Rooms. To see the agenda and supporting materials, visit nmu.edu/boardbook. 

  • February 15, 2016
    Optogenetic Tools Enlighten Brain Research

    Optogenetic tools, which allow scientists to control neurons in the brain with bursts of light, provide a powerful new way to study the brain. These relatively recent innovations offer greater precision in targeting specific neurotransmitters responsible for behavior than traditional methods such as electrode stimulation. At the urging of a graduate student, Northern Michigan University’s neuroscience program has acquired the cutting-edge technology and genetically modified animals required to conduct research typically reserved for larger institutions.

  • February 12, 2016
    NMU Online Teaching Degrees Among Most Affordable

    Northern Michigan University ranks 18th nationwide for most affordable online teaching degrees, according to the 2016 rankings posted by the SR Education Group on its website, OnlineU. NMU is the only Michigan institution on the Top 25 list.

  • February 12, 2016
    NMU Choir Concert

    The Northern Michigan University Music Department will present a concert titled “Choral Music from the Western World” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • February 12, 2016
    Entrepreneur Training Info Session Feb. 17

    The Innovate Marquette SmartZone will hold an informational session titled "Do You Have the Next Big Idea?" on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Northern Michigan University. It is designed for individuals or start-up teams who might be interested in applying for the LaunchPad Tech Business Start-Up Coaching program for entrepreneurs. Sessions will begin soon.

  • February 11, 2016
    Governor's Budget Includes Higher Ed Increase

    Gov. Rick Snyder’s fiscal year 2017 executive budget released Wednesday includes an overall appropriations increase of 4.3 percent, or $61.2 million, for Michigan’s public universities. The tuition cap required to qualify for “performance funding” also has increased to 4.8 percent, compared with 3.2 percent last year. Under the governor’s plan, Northern Michigan University would receive a 3.9 percent increase: $45.1 million for operations and $1.8 million in performance funding. 

  • February 11, 2016
    'Native Voices' Panel and Reception Feb. 18

    Northern Michigan University will host a panel discussion and opening reception to coincide with the national touring exhibition, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness.” Both events will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18., and are open to the public.

  • February 11, 2016
    NMU Dining Hosts Beer and Wine Pairing Event

    Northern Michigan University Dining Services will partner with Gordon Food Service (GFS) to host a Wine and Beer Pairing Event on Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. Attendees will travel through food sampling stations that feature wine or local beer designed to enhance the flavor profile.

  • February 11, 2016
    'In the Name of the Father' Shown at NMU

    The Northern Michigan University history film series continues with a showing of “In the Name of the Father” starring Daniel Day-Lewis on Monday, Feb. 15. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. Admission is free.

  • February 10, 2016
    NMU Student Earns New York Internship

    Northern Michigan University education major Gwen Hoenke of Marquette has been awarded an internship with Uncommon Charter Schools in Brooklyn, N.Y. She will teach mathematics in a middle school classroom to students who need extra help during the summer months. The internship includes a $3,500 stipend and room and board.

  • February 9, 2016
    Free Open Skate During NMU Winterfest

    Northern Michigan University's Winterfest celebration will include a free open skate for campus and community members. The event is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Berry Events Center. Participants can join Wildcat Willy and NMU athletes on the ice. There will also be music by Double Trouble DJs and a photo booth. Skate rentals are free, but it is highly recommended that attendees bring their own, if possible. For more information on other Winterfest activities, visit nmu.edu/winterfest.

  • February 9, 2016
    Northern Climate Network Addresses Culpability

    The Northern Climate Network at Northern Michigan University will continue its colloquium series with “How Should We Think About Culpability for Climate Change?” NMU philosophy professor Zac Cogley will address the topic at noon on Friday, Feb. 19, in 1320 Jamrich Hall.

  • February 9, 2016
    President's Day Poli Palooza at NMU

    Northern Michigan University political science student organizations will celebrate President’s Day by hosting Poli Palooza, a voter registration and information event on Monday, Feb. 15. They invite all who may be interested in learning more about the presidential candidates from both major parties and discussing the issues and challenges facing the United States. Local elected officials and those running for local office also will attend.  

  • February 8, 2016
    NMU to Screen Royal Opera Production

    The Northern Michigan University music department will present a screening of the Royal Opera production of Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro). The event is scheduled at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in the Jamrich Hall auditorium, room 1100.

     

  • February 8, 2016
    Valentine's Dinner at Wildcat Den

    NMU Dining will transform the Wildcat Den for a four-course Sweethearts Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 14. The meal will feature a choice of three chef-selected entrées, a mocktail drink bar, dessert cart and a sweetheart photo booth.

  • February 5, 2016
    Students' Life-Saving Efforts Recognized

    The Marquette Police Department recognized NMU students Maria Kiilunen and Darrin Koivisto for their life-saving efforts after a man fell through the ice near the Lower Harbor Ore Dock.

  • February 5, 2016
    Adult Health Screenings Focus of Your Health Lecture

    The next presentation in the Your Health lecture series at Northern Michigan University will be titled “Staying Healthy: Appropriate Health Screenings for Adults.” It is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in Reynolds Recital Hall in the C.B. Hedgcock Building. Dr. David Walsworth of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine will be the presenter. The public is invited free of charge.

  • February 5, 2016
    NMU Hosts UP200 Warming Tent

    The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association will host a hospitality tent near the start gate of the UP200 sled dog race on Friday, Feb. 12. It will be open to the public from 6-9 p.m. on the corner of Washington and Fourth Street in the Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP) parking lot. 

  • February 5, 2016
    Summer Job Fair Feb. 10

    Northern Michigan University’s Career Services will host a Summer Job Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The event is an opportunity for companies and organizations to hire for summer full-time positions, part-time jobs and internships. The 97 employers scheduled to participate will be the most ever represented at this event. NMU students and alumni are welcome to attend at no cost. 

  • February 5, 2016
    'Race and Class in America' Talk at NMU

    An upcoming Black History Month presentation at Northern Michigan University will address  “Race and Class in America: Why What Impacts African Americans Impacts All Americans.” Carter Wilson, head of NMU’s political science department, will give the talk from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in 2904 West Science Building. The public is invited.

  • February 4, 2016
    Northern Nights Presents Jayme Stone's Lomax Project

    The Northern Nights performing arts series at Northern Michigan University will present Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project on Thursday, Feb. 11. Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this collaboration brings together award-winning banjoist and composer Stone and some of North America’s most distinctive roots musicians to revive, recycle and reimagine traditional music.

  • February 4, 2016
    NCLL Hosts Anderson Lake Snowshoe

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a winter snowshoe hike around Anderson Lake on Friday, Feb. 19. It will be a simple trek at a slow to moderate pace, followed by a Dutch treat meal at the Up North Lodge.

     

  • February 4, 2016
    NCLL Offers South American Dinner

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present a South American ethnic dinner at on Thursday, Feb. 18. The event runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Chez Nous restaurant in the Northern Michigan University Jacobetti Complex. It begins with a tasting buffet with foods from a variety of South American countries. Dinner will feature a soup from Brazil, a main course from Peru and desserts from Argentina and Ecuador.

  • February 3, 2016
    NMU Biology Department Hosts Darwin Week Events

    The Northern Michigan University biology department has planned four events next week around Charles Darwin’s birthdate. All are free and open to the public. Darwin was born Feb. 12, 1809. He is best-known for his contributions to evolutionary theory and his related book, On the Origin of Species.

  • February 2, 2016
    Student Honored by Marquette Rotary

    NMU junior Haley Knight of Muskegon received the Marquette Rotary Club’s Community Citizen Award. She founded the NMU student organization, Rotaract, part of an international network of young leaders ages 18-30 who take action in their communities, develop their leadership and professional skills, and engage in social and networking opportunities.

  • February 2, 2016
    Fringe Fest Coming to NMU

    Northern Michigan University presents Fringe Fest, a revolving combination of four different theatrical pieces performed, produced and directed by students in the theater and entertainment arts program.  

  • February 1, 2016
    NMU Student Raises $2,000 for Local High School

    A Northern Michigan University student raised $2,000 to support Marquette Alternative High School’s planned all-female trip to Washington, D.C. as part of its “She Believed” program. Brooke Baily, a special education major from Barrington, Ill., was inspired after only two visits to the school to launch an online crowd-funding campaign while home over NMU’s winter break. She did it unbeknownst to MAHS staff. More than 60 family members or friends with no connection to Marquette either contributed to the campaign or shared it on social media.

  • February 1, 2016
    Location, Ticketing Change for Dervish Concert

    The Northern Nights concert on March 9 with the Irish group, Dervish, is being moved to Kaufman Auditorium in Graveraet Elementary School on Front Street. The concert was originally scheduled to take place in Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre, which is undergoing renovations that will not be completed in time. Current ticket holders should visit the NMU ticket office in the Superior Dome to return their tickets and select new seats in Kaufman Auditorium. For more information on tickets, please contact the NMU Ticket Office at 227-1032.

  • February 1, 2016
    Sundre Grand Opening Feb. 3

    NMU Dining will hold a grand opening for its new location, Sundre Snack and Supply Co., on Wednesday, Feb. 3. If inclement weather closes campus, it will shift to Feb. 4. The event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the store, located in the lower level of the Learning Resources Center. It will feature samples of new salads and other snacks. Sundre serves as a collective micro-market of wholesome foods and everyday supplies at the center of campus.

  • January 29, 2016
    NMU Jacobetti Complex Open House Feb. 10

    Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Complex will host an open house of its career and technical education programs on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The event runs from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Prospective students have an opportunity to win a $500 scholarship. They can also tour the learning labs and meet with faculty and current students to discuss programs and career options.  

  • January 29, 2016
    REVISED TIME: NMU Presents 'The Colored Museum'

    We were just notified that the time indicated in the previous release on this theater production was incorrect. We would appreciate your help in relaying the correct time, as indicated below, between now and Saturday afternoon. Thank you. 

  • January 29, 2016
    NMU Offers Global Discussion Series

    Northern Michigan University will present the 2016 Great Decisions Global Discussion Series. Great Decisions is a series of critical examinations of foreign policy presented by a roster of nationally known experts. NMU’s political science department and international programs office are partnering with the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan to share these presentations on campus. 

  • January 28, 2016
    NCLL Hosts DeVos Art Museum Program

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will partner with the Northern Michigan University Retiree Association to host a presentation by Emily Lanctot, DeVos Art Museum collections and outreach curator. She will share information about the museum’s history, programs and exhibits. Lanctot also will lead a tour of the “Metamodern” exhibit and the NMU art studios. 

  • January 27, 2016
    Olson Library Hosts 'Native Voices' Touring Exhibition

    Northern Michigan University’s Olson Library has been selected to host a new traveling exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the free exhibition explores the connection between wellness, illness and cultural life through a combination of interviews, artwork, objects and interactive media. It will be on display at NMU Feb. 3-March 17.

  • January 27, 2016
    Kitwana Addresses 'Politics of Hip-Hop and Policing' at NMU

    Bakari Kitwana, a journalist and national thought leader in the area of hip-hop activism, will speak at Northern Michigan University for Black History Month. His talk is titled "The Politics of Hip-Hop and Policing: From N.W.A. to #BlackLivesMatter." 

  • January 26, 2016
    MPA Student Prepares Soo's Master Rec Plan

    Alex Strobehn, a Master of Public Administration student at NMU, prepared the master recreation plan for the City of Sault Ste. Marie that goes into effect Feb. 1. What started out as a short-term directed study morphed into a more complex project incorporating a public survey and detailed analysis of the city’s recreation services. Strobehn was so committed to drafting a quality plan for a community he admires that he invested about 400 hours, enrolled in an internship class he wasn’t required to take and even worked on the project during his military deployment to Kuwait.

  • January 26, 2016
    NMU Alumna Receives Reading Educator Award

    NMU alumna and Graveraet Elementary kindergarten teacher Erika Morrison is the recipient of the Michigan Reading Association’s K-6 Educator Award. She will be honored March 19 at the 60th annual MRA conference in Detroit. NMU professor Christi Edge nominated Morrison for the award.

  • January 26, 2016
    Vintage Ski Day at Marquette Mountain Feb. 6

    The Beaumier Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame are planning a Vintage Ski Day at Marquette Mountain on Saturday, Feb. 6. Participants will have an opportunity to go back in time and possibly win prizes while gliding down the hill on old skis or wearing retro ski apparel. Marquette Mountain will donate $5 to the museums for each person who buys a day ski pass in a vintage ski outfit.

  • January 25, 2016
    NMU Board Elects 2016 Chair, Vice Chair

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees elected H. Sook Wilkinson of Bloomfield Hills as board chair for calendar year 2016 and Thomas Zurbuchen of Ann Arbor as vice chair.

  • January 25, 2016
    Grams Honored for Innovative Scholarship

    Northern Michigan University student Tim Grams was recently honored as the Region III winner of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Prize for innovative work by a graduate student. Grams is completing his master's degree in English/theatre. 

  • January 22, 2016
    Joubert Puts New Dietary Guidelines in Perspective

    The new federal dietary guidelines released this month have generated mixed reviews. A notable change is a specific restriction on sugar intake—less than 10 percent of daily calories. Those who enjoy eggs and shellfish, high-fat nuts and avocados, coffee or an occasional alcoholic beverage can be reassured that the emphasis is on moderation and a healthy eating pattern “across the lifespan.” But critics say the guidelines don’t adequately address health and sustainability concerns related to red and processed meats. Assistant professor Lanae Joubert said the advice is one of many available tools and is open to varied interpretations.

  • January 22, 2016
    'French Table' Convenes at NMU

    The French Program at Northern Michigan University will hold weekly French speaking segments titled “La Table Francaise.” These sessions are to help students brush up on their high school French skills. They will take place from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays through the winter semester in room 326 of Olson Library. Participants of all levels of language are welcome. This program is free. For more information, contact Nell Kupper at nkupper@nmu.edu or 227-2648.

  • January 21, 2016
    Students Receive Research Grants

    The NMU Grants and Contracts Office reports that two biology graduate students each received $1,000 from the Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid Research Program for their research projects under the direction of professor Kurt Galbreath. The Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid Research Program is a highly competitive process; only about 15 percent of applicants receive any level of funding.

  • January 21, 2016
    Northern Climate Network Seminar Explores Bio-Char

    The Northern Climate Network at Northern Michigan University will continue its seminar series with “What is Bio-Char?” Heather Nobert, Marquette native and Nebraska Forest Service employee, will give the talk at noon Friday, Jan. 29, in 1318 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited.

  • January 21, 2016
    Olson Library Showcases Student Art

    Northern Michigan University’s Lydia M. Olson Library will host its first juried student art show from Monday, Feb. 1 through Friday, March 11. The pieces that will be on display represent a variety of media submitted by NMU students. An opening reception is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. 

  • January 21, 2016
    History Film Series Opens with 'A Knight's Tale'

    Northern Michigan University's Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, history department and NMU History Club are collaborating on a history film series over several weeks this semester. Faculty or staff members will introduce films set in historic eras and hold a discussion after the screening. The series opens with A Knight’s Tale, starring Health Ledger and Paul Bettany.

  • January 19, 2016
    Snyder Recognizes Invent@NMU in State of the State

    Gov. Rick Snyder singled out Invent@NMU in Tuesday night’s State of the State address. The program gives students real-world experience helping clients take physical products from concept to market. Under the guidance of professional mentors, students develop competitive skill sets related to design, manufacturing and marketing. Representing Invent@NMU in the gallery at the speech and asked by the governor to stand were: Dave Ollila, executive director; and Rachel Griep, student employee from Dayton, Ohio.

  • January 19, 2016
    NMU College of Business Announces Semester Events

    Northern Michigan University’s College of Business has announced its winter semester schedule of events. Most will involve Upper Peninsula business professionals and employers; some are open to community members. All events are free and require advance registration, unless otherwise indicated.

  • January 18, 2016
    NMU Diversity Common Reader Selection Explores Mental Illness

    Northern Michigan University will host a Diversity Common Reader Program built around Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness. The book is written by Jessie Close, who struggled as a young adult with symptoms that would transform into severe bipolar disorder, with running commentary and an epilogue written by her sister, actress Glenn Close. Up to 240 free copies of the book will be distributed to NMU students beginning at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, in the atrium of the Hedgcock Building. NMU faculty and staff, as well as community members, are also encouraged to read this selection and participate in program activities.

  • January 18, 2016
    Autism Language Skills Focus of NMU Colloquium

    The Northern Michigan University psychology department will host a presentation titled “Teaching Complex Verbal Operants to Children with Autism.” Jacob Daar, an assistant professor candidate from Southern Illinois University, will give the talk. The event begins at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, in West Science 3808. It is free and open to the public.  

  • January 18, 2016
    Paris Climate Talks Presentation Friday

    The Northern Climate Network at Northern Michigan University is hosting a Climate Network Seminar Series throughout the 2016 winter semester. The series begins with “Paris Climate Talks: What’d They Say and Why?” at noon Friday, Jan. 22, in 1318 Jamrich Hall. Jenn Hill, program manager at Superior Watershed Partnership, will present the seminar. The public is invited.

  • January 15, 2016
    KBIC Supports NMU Pow Wow

    The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) has contributed $10,500 to support this year's "Learning to Walk Together" traditional pow wow at Northern Michigan University. The NMU Native American Student Association submitted a proposal to the KBIC seeking support for the event. The 23rd annual pow wow will be held Saturday, March 12, in Vandament Arena, with grand entries at noon and 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

  • January 15, 2016
    Fly Tying and Casting Classes Offered at NMU

    The Northern Michigan University Fly Fishing Club, with support from the Fred Waara chapter of Trout Unlimited, will offer free fly tying and fly casting classes on Thursdays, Jan. 28-Feb. 25. The classes are open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Equipment and materials will be provided.

  • January 15, 2016
    Science on Tap Addresses Evolution

    The next event in the Science on Tap series at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. will be titled "Where Did We Come From? New Genetic Evidence for Human Evolution." Neil Cumberlidge, Northern Michigan University biology professor, will give the talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Ore Dock's community space on the second floor. Admission is free to all ages.

  • January 15, 2016
    NCLL Hosts Game Night

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a game night from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1700 W. Fair Avenue. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite board games, a deck of cards, a cribbage board or a new game idea. Desserts and warm beverages will be served.

  • January 14, 2016
    NMU Faculty Member Receives NEA Fellowship

    Monica McFawn Robinson, author and assistant professor of English at Northern Michigan University, has received a $25,000 creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is one of 37 fiction and creative nonfiction writers from 17 states selected to receive the grants. The NEA fellowships give writers the time and space to create, revise, conduct research and connect with readers.

  • January 13, 2016
    UP-AHEC Receives Support for Dental Day

    The Upper Peninsula Area Health Education Center (UP-AHEC), based at Northern Michigan University, has received  $3,000 from the Delta Dental Foundation to help support Dental Day for residents of Marquette and Baraga Counties.

  • January 11, 2016
    NMU President Announces New Realignment Plan

    With the recent approval of the new strategic plan by the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees, President Fritz Erickson today announced the first steps toward implementation, including changes across all divisions of the university.

  • January 8, 2016
    NMU Gauges Interest in Community Grants Office

    Opportunities to collaborate and share resources are the factors driving Northern Michigan University to hold a public forum on Monday, Jan. 25, to explore the potential of a community grants office. The forum will be held from 5-6 p.m. in the Charcoal Room of the University Center.

  • January 6, 2016
    NMU Library Seeks Student Art for Exhibit

    Northern Michigan University’s Olson Library will host its first juried student art exhibition and is seeking submissions of 2D and 3D pieces from NMU undergraduate and graduate students. The deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.

  • January 4, 2016
    NMU Holds Auditions for 'The Secret Garden'

    Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre will hold community auditions for adult roles in the musical, The Secret Garden. Children's roles have been cast. Appointments can be scheduled online for the evenings of Tuesday, Jan. 12, or Wednesday, Jan. 13, with callbacks beginning at 8 p.m. Jan. 13.

  • December 21, 2015
    Union Suits, John Gillette & Sarah Mittlefehldt Perform

    The Beaumier Coffee House Series will present the Union Suits and the duo, John Gillette & Sarah Mittlefehldt. They will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, in the Black Box Theatre in Northern Michigan University’s McClintock Building. The suggested donation is $5 for adults and $1 for students.

  • December 12, 2015
    Alumnus and 501st Legion Member Awaits 'Star Wars' Opening

    NMU alumnus Brendon Ewers is among those eagerly anticipating the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He will play double duty on opening weekend, watching the film as a diehard fan of the series and also greeting theater patrons before some shows dressed as a Stormtrooper. Ewers is a member of the 501st Legion, billed as “the world’s definitive Imperial costuming organization.” The legion and its subgroups, such as the Great Lakes Garrison to which Ewers belongs, provide a network for fans to research and develop screen-quality Star Wars props and costumes. Members also serve their communities and various charitable organizations. 

  • December 11, 2015
    Board Approves Revised Budget, Property Sale

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved a revised general fund operating budget of $105.7 million for 2015-16, a decrease from the $108.3 million previously approved at the board’s July meeting. The revised budget includes estimated cost-saving measures in general categories to counter a $2.6 million shortfall in tuition and fee revenue associated with this year’s enrollment decline.

     

  • December 11, 2015
    'The Mad Feast' Offers Fresh Approach to Food Writing

    Food typically plays a prominent role in holiday celebrations with family and friends. It also can serve as a distinctive representation of a particular region. Matthew Gavin Frank, author and NMU English department faculty member, has served up a holiday gift idea for foodies and general readers alike. His latest book offers a richly illustrated culinary tour of the United States with 50 signature dishes and a “radical exploration of our gastronomic heritage.” It is titled The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America’s Food 

  • December 10, 2015
    NMU Wins Honorable Mention from CASE V

    A Northern Michigan University event held in conjunction with Fall Fest received honorable mention in the awards program sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District V. It was entered in the “excellence in special events-individual event” category and was a collaborative effort of Alumni Relations, the NMU Foundation, University Marketing and Communications and outside vendors. The event was titled “Follow the Trail: Connecting the Campus to the Importance of Alumni Engagement and Private Giving.”

  • December 10, 2015
    NMU Faculty Honored

    Northern Michigan University faculty members were honored at the annual Celebration of Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship ceremony. Recipients and their awards are: Maggie Moore of the School of Health and Human Performance, Excellence in Teaching; Steve Hughes of Art and Design and Mounia Ziat of Psychology, Excellence in Scholarship; and Scott Demel of Sociology and Anthropology, Breanne Carlson and Chris Kirk of Health and Human Performance and Kristi Robinia of the School of Nursing, Technology Innovation. 

  • December 9, 2015
    ISIS Panel Discussion at NMU Dec. 16

    William McCants, author of The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State, will participate in a phone conference at Northern Michigan University. A panel discussion will follow. The event is scheduled from 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, in 1318 Jamrich Hall. 

  • December 4, 2015
    Biology Student Wins Top Poster Award at National Conference

    Northern Michigan University senior and McNair Scholar Tiaira Porter received an award for presenting one of the top 15 neuroscience research posters, from 300 submissions in the discipline, at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Seattle, Wash. She also was invited to apply for a post-baccalaureate fellowship with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Porter is a biology major, chemistry minor and recipient of the Paulus McNair Scholarship through the NMU Foundation. She attended the conference with her research mentor and NMU biology faculty member, Erich Ottem.

  • December 4, 2015
    NMU Alumni Offer Encouragement to Theater Students

    Angelina Fiordellisi and Nikki Nanos recently returned to NMU, where they met as students, to share their respective journeys in the New York and Los Angeles entertainment industries. They participated in an Inside the Actors Studio-style public forum, visited NMU theater experience classes and held individual feedback sessions with students who presented audition monologues.

  • December 4, 2015
    Library Brings in Therapy Animals in Advance of Finals

    NMU's Olson Library recruited Dixie, a therapy miniature horse, and several therapy dogs from Superiorland Pet Partners to provide stress relief for NMU students as they prepare for final exams. Dixie was on campus Thursday night outside the library on the academic mall. She may be back for a return engagement on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The dogs were inside the library. All of the animals received plenty of hands-on attention from NMU students.

  • December 3, 2015
    Isaacson Receives PRSSA Hall of Fame Award

    Northern Michigan University assistant professor Tom Isaacson and the NMU chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America received awards at the recent PRSSA national conference in Atlanta, Ga. Isaacson, a faculty member in the communication and performance studies department, received the PRSSA Hall of Fame Award. The NMU chapter he advises earned the Star Chapter Award. A delegation of 15 students accompanied Isaacson to the conference.

  • December 3, 2015
    NMU Presents 'Santaland Diaries' Dinner Theater

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Coco’s Restaurant in Marquette. Two performances are scheduled: a 7:30 p.m. show with a full-course dinner (vegetarian option available); and a midnight show with appetizers. The production is a fundraiser for the NMU First Nighters Club.

  • December 2, 2015
    NMU Student Commencement Speaker, Soloist Announced

    Trevor Case of Chatham, Mich. will be the student speaker at Northern Michigan University’s mid-year commencement on Saturday, Dec. 12. He will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship and a double minor in anthropology and alternative energies. Lauren Larsen of Brighton, Mich., will be the student soloist.

  • November 25, 2015
    Pummill to Deliver NMU Commencement Keynote

    Danny Pummill, acting under secretary for benefits in the Department of Veterans Affairs, will be the keynote speaker at Northern Michigan University’s mid-year commencement on Saturday, Dec. 12. He also will be awarded an honorary doctorate of public service. The NMU alumnus graduated in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement.

  • November 24, 2015
    NMU Associate Professor, Student Win Top Paper Award

    Northern Michigan University associate professor Jessica Thompson and undergraduate student Jose Aburto from Cicero, Ill., won the Top Paper in Environmental Communication Award at the National Communication Association Conference in Las Vegas. They were recognized for their research titled, Ecosystem-What? Public Understanding and Trust in Conservation Science and Ecosystem Services. Aburto also gave a formal presentation highlighting the results of the paper on Nov. 19. He is a participant in the McNair Scholars Program and is pursuing a public relations major and sustainability minor. Thompson teaches courses in public relations and communication studies.

  • November 24, 2015
    NCLL Tours Sawyer Airport

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation at Sawyer International Airport. The discussion will address Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and airline guidelines regarding acceptable luggage. There will also be handouts, examples of allowable items and a question-and-answer period.

  • November 24, 2015
    NMU's Lighting Up the Holidays Dec. 2

    Northern Michigan University will host its 28th annual Lighting up the Holidays from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. The event is free and open to the public. Activities at the University Center include a visit from Santa and photos, horse-drawn hayrides, face painting, free children's books, entertainment, games, crafts and refreshments.

  • November 23, 2015
    Regional Police Academy Meeting Dec. 1

    The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will hold a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1, for those planning to attend the 2016 academy. The meeting will run from 5-5:45 p.m. in room 132 of the Jacobetti Complex. It is intended for those who will participate in the May 2-Aug. 16 session.

  • November 18, 2015
    NMU Named Military Friendly School

    Northern Michigan University has been named a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media. This is NMU’s seventh consecutive appearance on the list. The designation honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are “doing the most to embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.”

  • November 18, 2015
    Oxford Fellow Gives Nutrition and Health Talk at NMU

    Dr. Paul Clayton, an Oxford Fellow with the Royal Society of Medicine, will present “Dietary Shifts and Changes in Public Health Patterns” at Northern Michigan University. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in the Jamrich Hall auditorium. The public is invited. 

  • November 18, 2015
    Claudia Schmidt Performance Dec. 4

    Folk singer Claudia Schmidt will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the Marquette Regional History Center. This Beaumier Coffee House concert is co-sponsored by the Hiawatha Music Co-op and the Marquette Regional History Center. A Michigan native, Schmidt has spent more than four decades as a touring professional. She has played in North American and European venues ranging from intimate clubs to 4,000-seat theaters to festival stages before a crowd of 25,000. Schmidt has recorded 19 albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues and jazz idioms featuring her acclaimed skills playing 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer.

  • November 17, 2015
    NCLL Hosts Immigration Discussion

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a discussion titled "Immigration: A 21st Century Challenge.” The event will explore the legal, religious and educational aspects of immigration.

  • November 13, 2015
    Alien Presentation at NMU

    The UFO alien, with its lightbulb head and enormous eyes, is the 20th century's contribution to the Halloween gallery of witches, ghosts and assorted terrors. Who is this creature? How did it come to be part of our cultural landscape? What is it here to teach us about ourselves, our yearnings and our fears? David Halperin, a religious studies professor turned novelist, explores these questions and comes to some unconventional answers. He will give a presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in 1318 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited free of charge.

  • November 13, 2015
    School of Art and Design Presents Artist's Talk

    Brian Dudley Barrett, an independent scholar from the United Kingdom, will present "Coastal Artists' Colonies of Europe's North Sea" at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in room 165 of the Art and Design Building.

  • November 13, 2015
    Indigenous Foods Presentation at NMU

    Martin Reinhardt, assistant professor of Native American studies at Northern Michigan University, will present “Pre-colonization Diet and Indigenous Foods" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center. The center is located in 105 Cohodas Hall at NMU. 

  • November 13, 2015
    Bat-Moth Presentation at NMU

    Akito Kawahara, assistant professor at the University of Florida and curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History, will present "Bat-moth interactions and ultrasound evolution" at Northern Michigan University. This NMU biology department seminar is scheduled from 4-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited. 

  • November 12, 2015
    DeVos Loans Shiras Prints to Paris Museum

    NMU’s DeVos Art Museum has loaned several prints by renowned wildlife photographer George Shiras III (1859-1942) to the Museum of Hunting and Nature in Paris. Shiras developed breakthrough methods for photographing animals at night in natural habitats—largely in the Upper Peninsula—and continues to be recognized for his contributions. The Paris exhibition of his work runs through Feb. 14. It features prints from the DeVos Art Museum and National Geographic magazinewhich prominently showcased 74 of Shiras’ pictures in a July 1906, single-article issue titled, “Hunting Wild Game with Flashlight and Camera.”   

  • November 11, 2015
    Athletic Training Students Win State Quiz Bowl

    An NMU team won the quiz bowl event at the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society's Annual Student Educational Conference on Nov. 8. This was the first victory for NMU in the yearly competition. Fifteen state schools participate, including the University of Michigan and Michigan State. NMU's team will now represent Michigan in the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association quiz bowl in March, competing against students from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. The NMU students are Duane Bair from Huntington, Ind., Tyler Hillstead of Rochester, Mich., and Justin Young of Ishpeming. Other athletic training students also attended the conference.

  • November 11, 2015
    Women Discuss Entertainment Industry at NMU

    Angelina Fiordellisi and Nikki Nanos will return to Northern Michigan University, where they met as students, to participate in a public forum and lead workshops for NMU students. The women will discuss their experiences in the entertainment worlds of Los Angeles and New York at a forum that will follow a format similar to Inside the Actors Studio. The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in the Panowski Black Box Theatre in the McClintock Building. NMU professor Paul Truckey will serve as the moderator. There is no admission charge.

  • November 11, 2015
    Visiting Prof Explores 'Weak States in International Relations Theory'

    Hanna Samir Kassab, a visiting professor in Northern Michigan University’s political science department, will give a public presentation based on her book, Weak States in International Relations Theory: The Cases of Armenia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Lebanon and Cambodia.” The event will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. There is no admission charge.

  • November 10, 2015
    NMU Students Assist City with Recycling Survey

    Four NMU students designed and launched a recycling survey included in recent Marquette utility bills. They are enrolled in the senior capstone course, human impact on the environment, taught by Susy Ziegler (Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences). The main goal of the project is to gather information on community recycling knowledge and habits and make recommendations for improvement.

  • November 10, 2015
    NMU Orchestra, Jazz Band Concerts Scheduled

    Two Northern Michigan University instrumental groups will perform in concert on consecutive nights. Both events begin at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall. The NMU Orchestra will present a "pops" concert featuring energetic arrangements of popular film and holiday music on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The NMU Jazz Band will perform music by Sonny Rollins, Oscar Pettiford, Charlie Parker, Maria Schneider and more on Thursday, Nov. 19. Admission is free.

  • November 9, 2015
    NMU French Club Screens Silent Film

    The Northern Michigan University French Club will present a showing of the classic silent film, La Maison du Mystère (The House of Mystery), with live grand piano accompaniment. The event begins at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the Ontario Room of the University Center. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • November 9, 2015
    NMU President Seeks Public Input on Strategic Plan

    Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson invites community members and NMU alumni to participate in a discussion of the university's strategic plan draft. He has been meeting with campus groups to gather input throughout the semester and would like to broaden participation to obtain the perspective of as many stakeholders as possible.

  • November 9, 2015
    NMU Choir, Madrigal Singers Perform Sunday

    The Northern Michigan University Choir and Madrigal Singers will perform holiday-themed pieces in celebration of Thanksgiving and Christmas at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in Reynolds Recital Hall in the Hedgcock Building. Admission is free.

  • November 9, 2015
    NMU to Screen Royal Ballet's 'Swan Lake'

    The Northern Michigan University music department will bring a London production to campus with a screening of the Royal Ballet's production of Swan Lake. It will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in the Jamrich Hall auditorium.

  • November 9, 2015
    NCLL Hosts Author Presentation

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host an author talk with Matthew Gavin Frank related to his new book, The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America’s Food. Frank examines a quintessential dish from each state, interweaving the culinary with personal and cultural associations of each region.

     

  • November 6, 2015
    NMU Receives Sexual Assault Programming Grant

    Northern Michigan University will receive $30,000 in funding from the Michigan State Police campus sexual assault grant program. First Lady Sue Snyder recently announced the awards that will be distributed to 22 Michigan colleges and universities. The grant program encourages new approaches designed to change the overall culture of sexual assault among the college-age population. A key and innovative component of NMU’s initiative, “End Sexual Violence: 50 Shades of K(no)w,” will be outreach to regional school districts to raise awareness before students enter college.

  • November 6, 2015
    UP Forests and Climate Change Talk at NMU

    The Northern Climate Network at Northern Michigan University will host a presentation titled "UP Forests and Climate Change: Risks, Opportunities and Ways to Adapt" on Friday, Nov. 13. Stephen Handler, climate change specialist for the U.S. Forest Service, will lead the discussion at noon in 1318 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited.

  • November 6, 2015
    NMU Group Hosts Reel Rock Film, Headlamp Climbing

    The South Superior Climbing Club at Northern Michigan University will host a screening of the annual Reel Rock Film Tour, followed by a “Midnight Madness” climbing activity, on Friday, Nov. 13. Both are open to the public.  

  • November 5, 2015
    Richmond Receives MCTE Fries Award

    Kia Jane Richmond, an English professor at Northern Michigan University, received the Charles Carpenter Fries Award from the Michigan Council of Teachers of English. She was honored at the MCTE fall conference Oct. 30 in East Lansing. 

  • November 4, 2015
    Class Raises Funds for Children's Books

    Four Marquette elementary schools will receive free books, thanks to the fundraising efforts of Northern Michigan University students enrolled in a “small group process” class taught by Sara Potter. They collected $1,400, which will be divided among Superior Hills, Sandy Knoll, Graveraet and North Star Academy.

  • November 4, 2015
    Wisaal Concert Friday

    Wisaal, an Arabic-influenced world music ensemble based in Lansing, will perform a concert as part of the Northern Nights series at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in Forest Roberts Theatre.

  • November 4, 2015
    NMU Presents 'Into the Woods'

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present the Stephen Sondheim musical, Into The Woods. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11-14 and Nov. 18-21, with additional 1 p.m. matinee performances on Nov. 14 and 21. The production will be performed in the James A Panowski Black Box Theatre.

  • November 3, 2015
    Native American Films Featured at NMU

    Three films will be shown at Northern Michigan University in conjunction with Native American Heritage Month: Our Fires Still Burn at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12; Christmas in the Clouds at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16; and Smoke Signals at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. All three will be shown in the Whitman Hall Commons with a discussion following each screening. The public is invited.

  • November 3, 2015
    NCLL Hosts Edmund Fitzgerald Talk

    Historian Fred Stonehouse, a recognized authority on the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, will give a presentation marking the 40th anniversary of the tragedy through the Northern Center for Lifelong Learning. He will explain the mysterious loss of the 729-foot ore carrier with all 29 people on board on Nov. 10 1975. It is often described as the great shipwreck on the Great Lake.

  • November 3, 2015
    NCLL Hosts Independent Travel Program

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a talk on independent travel on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Sandi Poindexter will address planning methods, safety concerns and information on rentals, hotels and hostels. She will also discuss her travels from the Netherlands to Switzerland and countries in between.

  • November 3, 2015
    Percussion Concert Sunday

    The Northern Michigan University music department will host a percussion ensemble concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, in Reynolds Recital Hall. 

  • October 30, 2015
    Decolonizing Diet Project Impacts Native American Heritage Month

    The Decolonizing Diet Project, in which volunteers committed a full year to eating foods indigenous to the Great Lakes region, was initiated in 2012 by associate professor Martin Reinhardt of the Center for Native American Studies. The DDP has had a lingering impact on campus and beyond, particularly this year as the center ushers in Native American Heritage Month.

  • October 29, 2015
    Detroit Mayor Gives Talk at NMU

    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will give a presentation on the revitalization of Detroit on Monday, Nov. 2, at Northern Michigan University. His talk begins at 3 p.m. in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. It is free and open to the public.

  • October 29, 2015
    First Nations Food Taster Nov. 6

    The Northern Michigan University Native American Student Association is hosting its 15th annual First Nations Food Taster from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the NMU Jacobetti Complex. This year’s menu features recipes from the Decolonizing Diet Project, as well as contemporary Native American dishes. Selections include pumpkin cornbread, bison/venison meatloaf, sweet potatoes, sun butter cookies, wild rice and three sisters casserole. Elda Tate will provide Native American flute music.

  • October 29, 2015
    Actor Sean Astin Coming to NMU

    Actor Sean Astin will present “Life Lessons from a Career in Film” at Northern Michigan University on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center. Astin is best known for his film roles as Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the title character of Rudy and Mikey Walsh in The Goonies

  • October 29, 2015
    Play Reading Marks 40th Anniversary of Edmund Fitzgerald Tragedy

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present a concert reading of professor Shelley Russell’s Holdin’ Our Own: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. This special event coincides with the 40th anniversary of the ship’s sinking. It begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Jamrich Hall auditorium (room 1100). Tickets are free and available in advance at the Forest Roberts Theatre box office.

  • October 26, 2015
    Black Student Union Recruits for NMU by Bus

    Campus visits are a highly effective recruiting tool because they allow students to experience the distinctive qualities of the university and community that cannot be fully conveyed through a website or brochure. But for high school students who can’t make the trip to Northern, perhaps the next best thing is to bring Northern to them. That is exactly what the Black Student Union did during an ambitious Oct. 18-22 recruiting bus trip that stopped at nine schools in the Chicago and Detroit areas. 

  • October 23, 2015
    Students Investigate Mock Crime Scenes

    Students in the new forensic anthropology course searched for bones, cartridge casings and other evidence at mock crime scenes marked by yellow police tape near the McClintock Building earlier this week. They were split into five teams, each of which developed a scenario and created a site for their peers to investigate.

  • October 23, 2015
    Dustin Lynch, Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys Perform at NMU

    Country singer Dustin Lynch and the Michigan-born band, Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys, will perform on Sunday, Nov. 1, at Northern Michigan University. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Berry Events Center.

  • October 23, 2015
    Mining Executive Speaks at NMU

    Carlos Bertoni, executive vice president for project development at Highland Copper Company, will present “The Future of Mining in the UP: Developing New Copper Deposits” at Northern Michigan University. His talk will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. It is free and open to the public. 

  • October 22, 2015
    Halloween Open House at NMU Permaculture Garden

    A Halloween-themed community open house will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the new Superior Acre Permaculture garden at Northern Michigan University. The event will feature pumpkin carving and face-painting activities, donuts, cider and coffee. Costumes are encouraged. The garden is located at the intersection of Summit and Longyear, a few blocks west of the Superior Dome.

  • October 21, 2015
    NMU Alumnus Named Outdoor Educator of the Year

    NMU alumnus Pete Stobie was named Outdoor Educator of the Year by the Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education. He was one of several state educators honored for their work in bringing science and nature to students in the classroom and to the public through other creative outlets. 

  • October 21, 2015
    Haunted Theatre Returns

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will be transformed into a fun and spooky haunted house Thursday, Oct. 29-Saturday, Oct. 31. Designed for all ages, it will feature a PG-13 version from 8-11 each evening and a child-friendly version from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday. This annual event serves as a fundraiser for the First Nighters Club Scholarship Fund that supports NMU students who study and work in Forest Roberts Theatre.

  • October 20, 2015
    Invent@NMU Offers Funding for Student Inventors

    Invent@NMU has announced financial award opportunities for students who want to bring their product ideas and inventions to consumer markets. With support from John Hebert, NMU Foundation Board of Trustees officer and 1968 graduate, Invent@NMU now offers funding opportunities to assist 68 full-time students who want to turn their passions into actions. 

  • October 20, 2015
    NMU Participates in Make a Difference Day

    “Make a Difference Day,” a nationwide event that celebrates neighbors helping neighbors and the power all individuals have to improve someone else's life, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24.  The Northern Michigan University Volunteer Center is coordinating the event locally. More than 1,000 student and community volunteers will help rake leaves and do other yard work for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities in the local communities of Marquette, Negaunee, Ishpeming, Harvey and Gwinn.

  • October 20, 2015
    NCLL Offers NMU Tour, Spice Workshop

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer two early November events: a guided tour of Northern Michigan University's campus; and a workshop on how to properly use spices. Each costs $3 for NCLL members and $8 for nonmembers and has an advance registration deadlines of Wednesday, Oct. 28.

  • October 20, 2015
    NCLL Woodworking Class Begins Monday

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a Woodworkers Rally from 8 a.m. to noon Mondays, Oct. 26-Nov. 17. The workshop will convene in room 137 of the Jacobetti Complex at Northern Michigan University. 

  • October 19, 2015
    NMU Executive in Residence Gives Leadership Presentation

    Barry West, president of the Mason Harriman Group in Washington, D.C., and 35-year veteran of the information technology field, will give a free public presentation at Northern Michigan University. He will discuss leadership as the key ingredient for today’s business executives. West is returning to his alma mater as the executive in residence for the NMU College of Business. His talk will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Huron Room of the University Center. A reception will follow in the adjacent Erie Room.

  • October 16, 2015
    'Your Health' Focuses on Healthy Kids

    The next Your Health community presentation, “Healthy Communities Start with Healthy Kids,” will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29, at Northern Michigan University.

  • October 15, 2015
    NMU Prof Contributes to First Field Description of Whale Species

    Thousands of new species of animals are described each year. Few are mammals and even fewer of those are as large as a standard school bus. While it may seem hard for a whale to hide, it took two years for a team of conservation biologists, including NMU professor Alec Lindsay, to provide the first-ever scientific documentation of the extremely rare “Omura’s whale” living in the wild off the coast of Madagascar. They just published the first descriptions of this species in the Royal Society Open Science journal on Oct. 14.

  • October 15, 2015
    Author Robin Sloan to Visit NMU

    Robin Sloan, author of the One Book One Community selection, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, will give a free public presentation and book signing at Northern Michigan University on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The event begins at 7 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall.

  • October 15, 2015
    Marquette Climate Change Task Force Topic of Talk

    The Northern Climate Network at Northern Michigan University will continue its monthly presentation series with a discussion of Marquette’s Climate Change Adaptation Task Force” on Friday, Oct. 16. Bob Kulisheck, retired NMU political science professor, will give the talk at noon in 1318 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited.

     

  • October 14, 2015
    Wilbern Completes Research at Argonne

    Daniel Wilbern, a Northern Michigan University physics student from Cary, Ill., completed a 10-week undergraduate research experience at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont in advance of the fall semester. The department he worked in focused on high-energy physics analysis for the ATLAS experiment at CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research, whose particle physics lab is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • October 14, 2015
    Data Science Talk Oct. 19

    Amit Bhattacharyya, the lead data scientist at Teachers Pay Teachers, will give a presentation on data science hosted by the NMU physics department. Data science uses skills from numerous disciplines across the social and physical sciences to extract knowledge or insights from large volumes of data. This talk will focus on some of the basic issues that a data scientist is faced with and skills that help along the way. It will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. 

  • October 14, 2015
    NMU Board and Ski Club Hosts Movie Premiere

    The Northern Michigan University Board and Ski club will host a premiere of the movie, 2023 Thirtytwo, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in 1100 Jamrich Hall.

  • October 12, 2015
    NMU Student, Alumnus Complete Field Work in Alaska

    Clayton Queen, a Northern Michigan University environmental science major from Cedar, recently completed grant-funded field work on Alaska’s North Slope as part of the international Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) IV program. He was the only undergraduate student on the team and worked alongside NMU alumnus Frederick “Fritz” Nelson, one of the researchers who established the program more than two decades ago.

  • October 12, 2015
    Reinhardt Impacted by Colorado Research Experience

    Four Northern Michigan University physics students returned to campus this fall with the value-added benefit of summer research conducted at different locations. One was Biidaaban "Daabii" Reinhardt of Gwinn, who went to the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo.  

  • October 12, 2015
    Former Packer LeRoy Butler to Speak at NMU

    Former Green Bay Packers strong safety LeRoy Butler will speak at Northern Michigan University about how he overcame physical problems as a child to become a four-time Pro Bowl honoree and Super Bowl champion. His presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. Admission is free for NMU students and $2 for the general public.

  • October 12, 2015
    'Off the Grid' Exhibit Opens Saturday at Beaumier Center

    A new exhibition titled “Off the Grid,” about the quest of people to achieve a self-sufficient lifestyle in the Upper Peninsula, will open Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University. An opening reception featuring refreshments and hors d’ouevres is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. in 105 Cohodas Hall. Admission is free. 

  • October 8, 2015
    Invent@NMU Lauded by Governor, 40 Below Group

    Invent@NMU, which helps clients bring product ideas and inventions to consumer markets, was the subject of a complimentary tweet yesterday by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. It also received the Next Generation Best Place to Work Award at the 40 Below birthday bash honoring Marquette County young professionals. Students from Invent@NMU accepted the honor at the late September event.

  • October 8, 2015
    Paquet Completes Helly Hansen Internship

    Northern Michigan University 2015 public relations graduate Jordan Paquet recently completed a digital marketing internship with Helly Hansen, a European outdoor sportswear company based in Oslo, Norway.

  • October 8, 2015
    NMU Vocal Groups Perform

    The Northern Michigan University Madrigal Singers, University Chorus and Lake Effect Show Choir will perform a concert that explores matters of the heart. Material will range from romantic classical composers to Disney’s Frozen soundtrack and other love songs.

  • October 8, 2015
    NMU Archives Hosts Events for Archives Month

    The Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives will host two October events in celebration of American Archives Month. An open house and presentation titled “The Embezzling Bishop” is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 15. A presentation on the archives’ role in documenting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community history will take place Thursday, Oct. 29. Both are free and will be held in room 126 of the NMU Learning Resources Center.

  • October 7, 2015
    NMU Hosts AmeriCorps Trio

    Northern Michigan University has received a grant to host three AmeriCorps members who will act as mentors/coaches for 50 high school students to help them prepare for postsecondary education. Those stationed at NMU through the Mentoring to Access Corps are Jeff Spagenburg, Jeri Hall and NMU alumnus Andy Cretens. Each had to demonstrate passion about creating equitable opportunities and addressing barriers so that youth can attend college and commit to 1,700 hours of service over one year.

  • October 7, 2015
    'Learning to Lead' Conference at NMU

    A professional development conference titled “Learning to Lead: Moving Up the Company Ladder” will be hosted by Northern Michigan University Continuing Education and Workplace Development on Thursday, Nov. 5. Participants will gain an understanding of the ins and outs of managing people and teams, learn how different leadership styles impact the workplace, and receive guidance in navigating basic employment laws.

  • October 2, 2015
    NMU Students Donate Care Packs to Room at the Inn

    Northern Michigan University students delivered 60 care packs intended for guests of Room at the Inn, Marquette's emergency homeless shelter and warming center. The packs included gloves, hats, socks, reusable water bottles, toiletries and snacks.

  • October 2, 2015
    Visiting Writer Kazim Ali at NMU Oct. 8

    Award-winning poet Kazim Ali will give a reading at Northern Michigan University as part of the English department's Visiting Writer Series. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the University Center Charcoal Room. It is free and open to the public.

  • October 2, 2015
    Student Nurses Association Hosts 5K

    The Northern Michigan University Student Nurses Association (SNA) will hold a "Run For Shelter" 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 17. The SNA is donating all proceeds to Janzen House, a non-profit shelter for low-income, potentially homeless people in the Marquette area.

  • October 1, 2015
    NMU Returned MPSERS Payments

    Northern Michigan University was returned funds of about $9 million as a result of an error in billings by the Michigan Public State Employees Retirement System (MPSERS) that occurred over the past nearly two decades. NMU President Fritz Erickson said the funds will be designated for future payments on NMU’s share of the MPSERS unfunded pension liability, which exceeds $40 million that will be owed through 2036.

  • October 1, 2015
    Cat Packs Rummage Sale Saturday

    Cat Packs, an NMU-initiated program that provides weekend meals to North Star Academy students from financially challenged families, will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at North Star Academy. Donations of clothing, household items, books and baked goods can be dropped off at the school between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2. 

  • October 1, 2015
    NMU Family Weekend Oct. 9-11

    Northern Michigan University will host Family Weekend Oct. 9-11. The event is designed so that families can feel as if they are a part of their student’s college experience.

  • October 1, 2015
    NMU Hosts Brain-Computer Interfaces Workshop

    A free workshop on the current and future applications of non-invasive and invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) will be offered on Friday, Oct. 23, by Northern Michigan University’s psychology department and g.tec Guger Technologies Austria. 

  • September 30, 2015
    NMU's Richards Earns CEFP Credential

    Kathy Richards, Northern Michigan University’s associate vice president of engineering and planning/facilities, received the Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential from APPA, the association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities. The CEFP is a way to validate the knowledge and competency required of a professional in the field.

  • September 30, 2015
    Actress Brings Play About Writer Willa Cather to NMU

    Actress and writer Prudence Wright Holmes will bring her one-woman show, Call Me William: The Life and Loves of Willa Cather, to Northern Michigan University on Saturday, Oct. 10. In 1888, Cather “astounded” her Nebraska neighbors with her mind and cross-dressing ways. She had a successful career in publishing and wrote best-selling novels My Antonia and Death Comes for the Archbishop. She won a Pulitzer Prize in 1923.

  • September 29, 2015
    Croschere Awarded Indian Health Service Scholarship

    Northern Michigan University senior Larry Croschere has recently been awarded a scholarship from Indian Health Service. Croschere is a pre-dental major and Native American studies minor at NMU and is a tribal citizen of Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

  • September 29, 2015
    Indigenous People's Resistance Day Event Oct. 12

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    Northern Michigan University’s Center for Native American Studies will host an Indigenous People’s Resistance Day event. It will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in Jamrich 1322. 

  • September 28, 2015
    Traditional French-Canadian Dance Oct. 4

    The musical group Les Poules á Colin will play at a dance being held as part of local French-Canadian Heritage Week activities. The dance begins at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. 

  • September 26, 2015
    NMU Online Master's Program Among 50 Most Affordable

    Northern Michigan University offers one of the 50 most affordable online graduate degrees in curriculum and instruction in the nation, according to a ranking by topeducationdegrees.org. NMU was the only school in Michigan to make the list.

  • September 26, 2015
    NMU Shows 'Hunting Ground' Documentary

    The Hunting Ground, a documentary that explores sexual assault on college campuses, will be shown at Northern Michigan University. The screenings are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 1, in Jamrich Hall 1100.

  • September 25, 2015
    Coder DoJo Comes to NMU

    The Northern Michigan University Seaborg Center will host Coder Dojo 906, a free after-school program that teaches kids how to code and explore technology in a casual and creative environment. 

  • September 25, 2015
    One Book One Community October Events Announced

    The One Book One Community program will present several free October events related to this year’s selection, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. The program encourages Marquette County and the Northern Michigan University community to share the joy of reading and the free exchange of ideas through a common book. It is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a title that honors the long history of books. 

  • September 24, 2015
    'Superior' Feature Film Coming to NMU

    Superior, an independent feature film by Michigan native Edd Benda that was shot entirely in the Upper Peninsula, will be screened at Northern Michigan University on Wednesday, Oct. 14. This free event begins at 8:30 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall. It is sponsored by the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center. Marquette is one of nine stops on the “Official Superior Roadshow” in Benda’s home state. The movie from Beyond the Porch Productions premiered this summer at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., as part of the Dances With Films festival. It also will be screened at the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis Oct. 16-25.

  • September 19, 2015
    Groundbreaking for Alumni and U.P. Heritage Center

    A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Beaumier Alumni Welcome and U.P. Heritage Center was held Saturday over Homecoming weekend. Work on the project is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 21. Dr. John Beaumier, a retired orthopedic surgeon and NMU alumnus, committed $1 million to the NMU Foundation for the facility. 

  • September 19, 2015
    Alumni Award Winners Honored

    The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association honored three award winners at a celebration brunch over Homecoming weekend. Lisa Kelley of Buffalo, N.Y., and Jon Kukuk of Marinette, Wis., received Alumni Achievement Awards. Michael Oswald of Rowlett, Texas, was recognized as NMU’s Outstanding Young Alumni.

  • September 19, 2015
    Forest Roberts Theatre Presents 'California Suite'

    Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre will present the Neil Simon comedy California Suite. It is composed of four playlets that take place in suites 203 and 204 of the Beverly Hills Hotel. Marriage, relationships and human emotion give this play a real yet humorous look in to the lives of the California Suite guests. This play contains adult themes and language.

  • September 18, 2015
    NMU Board Approves First Native American Studies Major in Michigan

    NMU will offer the first Native American studies academic major in Michigan, beginning with the fall 2016 semester. The NMU Board of Trustees today approved a recommendation by its academic affairs committee to build upon the previously established academic minor.

  • September 15, 2015
    Rabbit Island Residency Exhibition Opens at DeVos

    The Rabbit Island 2015 Residency Exhibition will open Friday, Sept. 25, at the DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University. It highlights the work of five artists, composers and writers who spent part of the summer on the remote Lake Superior island. 

  • September 14, 2015
    Forest Roberts Theatre Season Announced

    NMU's Forest Roberts Theatre has announced its 2015-15 production schedule. Shows include a Neil Simon comedy, musicals Into the Woods and The Secret Garden, a Fringe Festival of student-directed pieces and a few special event performances.

  • September 14, 2015
    NCLL Holds Power History Hike

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will lead a trail hike to Penstock, the site of former Collinsville Dam, and to the Forestville Power House. 

  • September 14, 2015
    NCLL Program Explores Leader Dogs for the Blind

    Local author Gretchen Preston, accompanied by her leader dog, Floyd, will present a Northern Center for Lifelong Learning program on her lifelong journey with visual impairment and Leader Dogs for the Blind in Michigan. 

  • September 12, 2015
    Northern Climate Network Looks at Michigan Response

    The Northern Climate Network at NMU will continue its colloquium series with “What Are Other Michigan Communities Doing?” on Friday, Sept. 18. Daniel Brown, a climatologist at the University of Michigan, will give the presentation at noon in 1318 Jamrich Hall.

  • September 11, 2015
    New Health Research Collaboration Announced

    Michigan State University College of Human Medicine today announced a health research collaboration with UP Health System-Marquette and Northern Michigan University. The collaboration is part of MSU’s statewide initiative to bring academic health research to each of its community campuses.

  • September 10, 2015
    'Beethoven and Banjos' Concert at NMU

    The Upper Peninsula’s new series of cross-genre annual concerts will feature a collaboration between members of Carnegie Hall’s affiliate ensemble, Decoda, and the Americana roots duo, Red Tail Ring. They

  • September 9, 2015
    NMU Releases 10th Day Enrollment
    NMU's 10th day enrollment report reflects administrators’ projections of a decrease in total headcount, but more admitted students enrolled.
  • September 9, 2015
    UNITED Conference Begins Sept. 19
    NMU's UNITED conference is composed of a broad range of presentations, musical performances and film related to diversity and inclusion.
  • September 5, 2015
    NMU Symposium Explores UP Topics

    Presentations on a variety of topics related to the Upper Peninsula will be offered at the Sonderegger Symposium XV at NMU on Friday, Sept. 11.

  • August 27, 2015
    Talking Books Topic of NCLL Program
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a program on the latest technologies to facilitate reading for those with limitations.
  • August 27, 2015
    NCLL Program Addresses Hospice
    The founder of the third hospice program established in the United States will lead a Northern Center for Lifelong Learning program on hospice care.
  • August 26, 2015
    NMU Police Academy Holds Graduation
    The NMU Regional Police Academy recently held its graduation ceremony, where 14 recruits received certificates of completion.
  • August 26, 2015
    NCLL Offers Archaeology Program
    Archaeology is more than the recovery of artifacts such as pottery, beads and tools that are often exhibited in museums.
  • August 21, 2015
    'Sex Signals' Coming to NMU
    Sex Signals, an unorthodox sexual assault awareness program that combines education with humor and improvisation, is coming to NMU.
  • July 31, 2015
    NCLL Explores Aurelia Pottery
    Paula Neville of Aurelia Studio Pottery will showcase her garden sculptures and demonstrate her creative process in an upcoming NCLL program.
  • July 31, 2015
    NCLL Offers North Country Trail Hike
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning invites participants to hike a segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail on Sunday, Aug. 16.
  • July 31, 2015
    Art of Macrame Explored
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will revisit the art of macrame during a program from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, in 404A Cohodas Hall.
  • July 30, 2015
    New Art Exhibit Opens at NMU
    NMU's DeVos Art Museum will unveil a new exhibit, “John R.G. Roth: Transmissive Morphology,” on Monday, Aug. 10.
  • July 29, 2015
    Percussion Concert at NMU Aug. 7
    A closing concert for the Percussive Attack Camp being held at NMU is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
  • July 29, 2015
    Mind-Body Connection Conference at NMU
    A teleconference titled “Treating the Whole Community: the Mind-Body Connection” will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at NMU.
  • July 28, 2015
    NMU's Whalen Awarded NEH Grant
    Robert Whalen, an English professor at NMU, has been awarded a $250,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Scholarly Editions Grant.
  • July 16, 2015
    NCLL Presents Outboard Motor History
    The history of the outboard motor will be the focus of an upcoming Northern Center for Lifelong Learning program on Thursday, July 30.
  • June 30, 2015
    Yoga Therapy Focus of NCLL Program
    Yoga therapy for aches and pains will be the focus of a Northern Center for Lifelong Learning program on Thursday, July 23.
  • June 2, 2015
    NCLL Hosts Little Garlic Hike
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a Little Garlic (Elliott Donnell Wilderness) hike on Tuesday, June 23.
  • June 2, 2015
    NCLL Offers Kite-Making Workshop
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer an intergenerational kite-making workshop from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 24.
  • June 1, 2015
    NCLL Offers 'Barber of Seville' Bus Tour
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a tour to a Pine Mountain Music Festival performance of the comic opera, The Barber of Seville.
  • May 29, 2015
    NCLL Gives Presentation in Negaunee
    The Negaunee Senior Center will host a presentation on the Northern Center for Lifelong Learning from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 10.
  • May 18, 2015
    AAUW Presents Griffiths Award
    Melissa Zeglen of Marquette is the 2015 recipient of the Martha Griffiths Award presented by the AAUW Marquette Branch.
  • May 14, 2015
    NMU College of Business Honors Students
    The Northern Michigan University College of Business honored students with awards and scholarships at a breakfast to close out the academic year.
  • May 14, 2015
    USDA Rep Discusses Climate at NMU
    Eric Hoberg of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will address consequences of a "wobbling climate in a warming world" at NMU.
  • May 13, 2015
    Schuiling Named NMU Provost
    Kerri Schuiling is the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northern Michigan University.
  • May 7, 2015
    NMU's Online MPA Ranks in Top 50
    NMU is represented in the “Top 50 Schools for Online Master’s Degrees in Public Administration” 2015 rankings compiled by topmanagementdegrees.com.
  • May 5, 2015
    Science on Tap Event May 14
    The next event in the Science on Tap monthly pub series will explore "The Face of Fear: How Our Brain is Influenced by Others' Facial Expressions."
  • April 28, 2015
    Young Authors Read to Ericksons
    Students participating in the upcoming Young Authors Conference recently read their books to NMU President Fritz Erickson and Jan Erickson.
  • April 21, 2015
    Guest Pianist Performs at NMU
    Montreal-based pianist Derek Yaple-Schobert will perform Monday, April 27, at Northern Michigan University.
  • April 21, 2015
    Children's Art Exhibited at NMU
    Art work by students from area schools will be featured at the annual Marquette Children’s Exhibition at NMU's DeVos Art Museum.
  • April 17, 2015
    'Anderton's Earth Day' Event at NMU
    A special Earth Day celebration in remembrance of late professor John Anderton will be held on Wednesday, April 22, at Northern Michigan University.
  • April 13, 2015
    Mary Lambert Performs at NMU Friday
    Mary Lambert, the singer/songwriter best known for her "Same Love'"collaboration with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at NMU.
  • April 2, 2015
    Pakistani Student Discusses Homeland
    An NMU exchange student from Pakistan will give a presentation on urban life, the natural world and traditions shaping her country today.
  • March 30, 2015
    Altius String Quartet Performs at NMU
    The Altius Quartet, a string ensemble based in Colorado, will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
  • March 30, 2015
    Ultra-Runner Krissy Moehl Visits NMU
    Internationally accomplished ultra-runner Krissy Moehl will lead a group fun run and give a motivational talk during her April 8-9 visit to NMU.
  • March 30, 2015
    Motown-Themed Dinner at NMU
    The NMU hospitality management program will host "Motown," a five-course gala dinner with select wine pairings inspired by the city of Detroit.
  • March 30, 2015
    Opera Workshop at NMU April 9
    The NMU music department will present an Opera Workshop at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
  • March 23, 2015
    Run for Shelter April 11
    NMU's Student Nurses Association will hold its annual "Run for Shelter" 5K run/walk on Saturday, April 11.
  • March 23, 2015
    Dance Concert at NMU
    An NMU dance concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in Forest Roberts Theatre.
  • March 23, 2015
    MSHS Ensembles Perform at NMU
    Marquette Senior High School orchestra and choral ensembles will perform a concert at Northern Michigan University in advance of their trip to Europe.
  • March 23, 2015
    NMU International Food Festival Saturday
    The 25th annual International Food Festival hosted by the All Nations Club will be held from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in the Jacobetti Complex.
  • March 20, 2015
    Robin Rahoi Award Presented
    NMU's Public Safety and Police Services was presented with the 2015 Wildcat Wellness Health Fair's Robin Rahoi Award.
  • March 18, 2015
    Horn Concert at NMU
    Brian Carter, principal horn player in the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, will give a concert at NMU.
  • March 13, 2015
    'Braiding Sweetgrass' Author Visits NMU
    Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, will give presentations at NMU
  • March 13, 2015
    Actor Kal Penn Speaks at NMU
    Actor Kal Penn, who put his career on hold to fill a role in President Barack Obama's administration, will speak at NMU.
  • March 13, 2015
    Applied Behavior Analysis Talk at NMU
    Paul Andronis, NMU psychology professor and department head, will give a presentation on applied behavior analysis on Friday, March 20.
  • March 10, 2015
    NMU Pow Wow March 14
    The 22nd annual “Learning to Walk Together” traditional pow wow will be held on Saturday, March 14, at Northern Michigan University’s Vandament Arena.
  • March 6, 2015
    U.P. Education Partnership Honored
    The U.P. Education Partnership, led by presidents of the U.P.'s three state universities, received the 2015 Collaborate Award at a Michigan summit.
  • March 5, 2015
    Jazz Combos Perform at NMU
    NMU jazz combos will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
  • March 3, 2015
    GMAT Prep Course Begins March 10
    The NMU College of Business will offer a Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) prep course beginning Tuesday, March 10.
  • March 3, 2015
    Coffee House Concert March 7
    The Beaumier Coffee House Series at NMU will feature two Marquette folk acts: singer/songwriter Diana Moyle and jam-grass masters Sparrow (Three).
  • February 27, 2015
    Improvised Music Workshop at NMU
    An Improvised Music Workshop led by cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and percussionist Michael Zerang will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, March 6.
  • February 27, 2015
    'Elect Her' Workshop at NMU
    Elect Her, a free workshop that encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office, will be held at NMU.
  • February 23, 2015
    Art Talk Rescheduled for Feb. 27
    An NMU faculty presentation on the "gothic" in art, which was postponed by weather last week, has been rescheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27.
  • February 23, 2015
    NMU Jazz Concert Thursday
    The NMU music department will present the first jazz concert of the winter semester at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
  • February 20, 2015
    NMU Symphonic Band Performs
    The NMU Symphonic Band featuring the Saxophone Quartet, with an opening performance by the Wind Ensemble, will perform in concert Tuesday, Feb. 24.
  • February 18, 2015
    Neuroscience Colloquium at NMU
    Neuroscientist Qi Wang will present “Thalamic Synchrony and Adaptive Tradeoff Between Detection and Discrimination in Behavior” at NMU.
  • February 18, 2015
    NCLL Hikes to Eben Ice Caves
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a guided winter hike to the Eben Ice Caves.
  • February 17, 2015
    NMU Vocal Groups Perform
    Two NMU vocal groups—the University Choir and Lake Effect Show Choir—will perform a joint concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
  • February 13, 2015
    DeVos Art Museum Hosts Events
    DeVos Art Museum will wrap up February with a faculty presentation on the “gothic” in art and a new display of five mini-exhibitions of student work.
  • February 13, 2015
    Home Brewing Classes Offered
    A home-brewing class will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at NMU. Advance registration is required.
  • February 10, 2015
    Student Group Builds UP 200 Barricades
    The Northern Michigan Constructors, a community service-oriented student organization, is building and repairing barricades for the UP 200.
  • February 2, 2015
    NMU Jacobetti Complex Open House Feb. 11
    NMU's Jacobetti Complex will host an open house to showcase academic programs offered through the Center for Innovation and Industrial Technologies.
  • January 30, 2015
    Spain Saxophonist Performs at NMU
    Rodrigo Vila, professor of saxophone at the Conservatory of Music of the Balearic Islands in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, will perform a concert at NMU.
  • January 30, 2015
    Folk Musicians Perform at NMU
    Two folk music acts—the duo Alloatar and singer/songwriter Eli Hebel—will perform a Beaumier Coffee House concert at NMU.
  • January 28, 2015
    New Vet Resources Rep Ready to Assist
    A new veterans resource representative is stationed at NMU to help individuals on campus and in the community take advantage all available benefits.
  • January 28, 2015
    NMU President's Investiture Feb. 9
    The investiture of Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in 1100 Jamrich Hall.
  • January 23, 2015
    Summer Job Fair at NMU
    Northern Michigan University will host a Summer Job Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 11.
  • January 16, 2015
    Author Scarpino to Give Reading at NMU
    Andrea Scarpino, author of the poetry collection Once, Then and the chapbook, The Grove Behind, will hold a reading at Northern Michigan University.
  • January 12, 2015
    NCLL Offers Skype Workshop
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer an overview of Skype, the video chatting technology, on Wednesday, Jan. 21.
  • December 23, 2014
    NMU Surgical Tech Accreditation Continued
    NMU's surgical technology program has been awarded continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
  • December 16, 2014
    NMU Faculty Honored
    Two Northern Michigan University professors were honored at the annual Celebration of Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship.
  • December 12, 2014
    NMU Board Salutes Outgoing Trustees
    The NMU governing board honored outgoing trustees Stephen Adamini and Gilbert Ziegler, whose terms expire at the end of December.
  • November 25, 2014
    Marquette Ending Hunger Collects Food
    Marquette Ending Hunger, an NMU student organization, is teaming up with the 32nd annual TV6 Canathon to collect non-perishable food items.
  • November 25, 2014
    NMU Lights Up the Holidays Dec 3
    NMU will hold its 27th annual “Lighting Up the Holidays” celebration from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the University Center.
  • November 25, 2014
    Senior Art Exhibit at NMU
    Graduating seniors of the Northern Michigan University School of Art and Design will showcase their work at the Devos Art Museum on campus.
  • November 25, 2014
    Neurobiologist Gives Talk at NMU
    Alan Pehrson, a neurobiologist focused on developing novel pharmacological treatments for central nervous system disorders, will speak at NMU.
  • November 25, 2014
    NMU Dance Concert Dec. 4
    Northern Michigan University faculty and students will perform a dance concert on Thursday, Dec. 4.
  • November 21, 2014
    Police Academy Meetings Dec. 2-3
    The NMU Regional Police Academy will hold mandatory meetings for those planning to attend the May 2015 police academy.
  • November 17, 2014
    'Smoke Signals' Showing at NMU
    A special showing of the 1998 film, Smoke Signals, will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in 1322 Jamrich Hall at NMU.
  • November 14, 2014
    African Guitar Summit at NMU
    The Northern Nights performing arts series will present a concert by the Juno Award-winning African Guitar Summit on Thursday, Nov. 20.
  • November 13, 2014
    'Chicago' Performed at NMU
    Northern Michigan University will present the musical Chicago Wednesday, Nov. 19, through Saturday, Nov. 22, at Forest Roberts Theatre.
  • November 10, 2014
    REVISED DATE: Choice and ADHD Colloquium
    NMU will host a psychology colloquium title "Choice Amount and Choice-Making in Children: A Comparison of Children With and Without Symptoms of ADHD."
  • October 31, 2014
    Faculty Saxophone Recital at NMU
    The Northern Michigan University music department will present a saxophone recital by new faculty member Jeffrey Vickers on Thursday, Nov. 6.
  • October 30, 2014
    NMU Alumni Reception in Escanaba Nov. 5
    The NMU Alumni Association will host a reception for all Escanaba-area alumni from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Nov. 5, at the House of Ludington.
  • October 30, 2014
    Genealogy Presentation at NMU
    The Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives will host an event focused on genealogy and genealogical research.
  • October 30, 2014
    First Nations Food Taster Nov. 7
    NMU's Native American Student Association will host its 14th annual First Nations Food Taster from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Jacobetti Complex.
  • October 29, 2014
    'Your Health' Diabetes Talk at NMU
    The next event in the Your Health public lecture series at Northern Michigan University will focus on "Diabetes and Your Health."
  • October 16, 2014
    Invent@NMU Enhances Student Experience
    Invent@NMU, which gives students real-world experience helping clients take physical products from concept to market, officially launched today.
  • October 16, 2014
    Old-Time Music Presentation at NMU
    William Van Vugt, professor of history at Calvin College, will present "English Music on the American Frontier" at NMU on Tuesday, Oct. 28.
  • October 16, 2014
    Coffee House Concert Nov. 1
    The next Beaumier Coffee House Series concert features Great Lakes Graham & the Fiddle Man and singer-songwriter Jerry Mills.
  • October 16, 2014
    Suicide Prevention Expert Gives NMU Talk
    Former California Highway Patrol officer Kevin Briggs, who saved hundreds from committing suicide off the Golden Gate Bridge, will speak at NMU.
  • October 9, 2014
    NMU Student's Novel Published
    Natalie Berger, an NMU student from Ferndale, had her first novel published. It is titled "The Towers."
  • October 9, 2014
    NMU Alumni Receive Awards
    The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association recently honored four award winners during Homecoming weekend.
  • October 9, 2014
    NMU Choirs Perform Sunday
    NMU's University Choir and Lake Effect Show Choir will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
  • October 9, 2014
    City, County Managers Discuss Key Issues
    City and county managers from across Michigan will discuss key issues facing their communities at a panel discussion hosted by Northern's MPA program.
  • October 2, 2014
    Egyptian Scholar Teaching at NMU
    Students in Hagar Eltarabishy’s classes learn are challenging their preconceived, media-influenced notions about the Middle East.
  • October 2, 2014
    Wilderness Act Celebration Oct. 10
    A symposium marking the 50th anniversary of the federal Wilderness Act’s passage will be held on Friday, Oct. 10, at Northern Michigan University.
  • October 2, 2014
    AHEC Holds Community Forum in Newberry
    The U.P. Area Health Education Center will host a community forum in Newberry designed to connect students with health profession opportunities.
  • September 29, 2014
    Faculty Piano Recital at NMU Sunday
    Northern Michigan University music professor Nancy Redfern will be featured in a piano recital alongside alumnus Mary Ann Boniface of Ironwood.
  • September 26, 2014
    NMU Board Adds Four Sports
    The NMU Board of Trustees approved the addition of four intercollegiate varsity sports, all at the Division II level.
  • September 26, 2014
    Jamrich Biography Completed
    A new biography titled John X. Jamrich: The Man and the University was presented to the 94-year-old president emeritus at the Jamrich Hall dedication.
  • September 22, 2014
    Visiting Writer Gives Reading
    Fiction writer and playwright Monica McFawn will read from her work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 9, at NMU.
  • September 19, 2014
    Poetry, Music, Dance Performance at NMU
    Desire: Poetry, Music and Dance, a collaboration of three Northern Michigan University faculty members, will be performed at Forest Roberts Theatre.
  • September 16, 2014
    NMU Police Academy Announces Graduates
    The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy recently held its graduation ceremony and awarded certificates of completion to 13 recruits.
  • September 16, 2014
    NCLL Offers Hoop House Tour
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a tour of the hoop house outside the Jacobetti Complex at NMU on Tuesday, Sept. 30.
  • September 16, 2014
    Fish Hatchery Focus of NCLL Program
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will lead a tour of the Marquette State Fish Hatchery from 9-11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6.
  • September 16, 2014
    Shared Governance Talk at NMU
    NMU archivist Marcus Robyns will present “Blood on the Table: The Battle for Shared Governance” from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24.
  • September 15, 2014
    NCLL Explores Social Media
    he Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer an overview of various social media platforms Sept. 29 and Oct. 6.
  • September 15, 2014
    NMU Holds UNITED Conference
    NMU will hold its annual Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (UNITED) Conference Sunday, Sept. 28, through Wednesday, Oct. 1.
  • September 15, 2014
    NMU Homecoming Events Announced
    Northern Michigan University’s 2014 Homecoming celebration will include activities for alumni and community members.
  • September 12, 2014
    Hobby Lobby Case Discussed at NMU
    A panel discussion titled "Hobby Lobby and Other Supreme Court Controversies" will be held at Northern Michigan University to mark Constitution Day.
  • September 10, 2014
    NCLL Hikes Saux Head Trail
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will lead a hike of Saux Head trail from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.
  • September 10, 2014
    NMU Hosts College Fair
    Northern Michigan University will host a College Fair from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Jacobetti Complex.
  • September 3, 2014
    NCLL Explores Road Scholar Program
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning invites community members to learn about educational and travel opportunities afforded through Road Scholar.
  • September 2, 2014
    Artist Gives Talk at NMU
    Chicago-based woodworker and sculptor Mike Rea will give a presentation at Northern Michigan University on Friday, Sept 5.
  • August 28, 2014
    Illinois Poet Gives Reading at NMU
    Poet, writer and professor Michael Madonick will perform selected readings on Tuesday, Sept. 9, as part of the Visiting Writer Program at NMU
  • August 22, 2014
    NMU Recognizes Cliffs Gift
    NMU’s clinical laboratory sciences programs have received a $250,000 gift, disbursed over five years, from the Cliffs Natural Resources Foundation.
  • August 14, 2014
    Governor Visits NMU
    Technology was the focus of Gov. Rick Snyder’s visit to Northern Michigan University on Tuesday, Aug. 12.
  • July 23, 2014
    'MUTT' Film Showing at NMU
    MUTT, a feature film shot entirely in the Upper Peninsula with local actors, will be screened at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 18, 2014
    NMU Board Approves Budget
    The NMU Board of Trustees today approved a 2014-15 general fund operating budget of nearly $108 million, a 2.4 percent decrease from last year.
  • July 9, 2014
    Pascoe Receives NMU Scholarship
    Rachel Pascoe of Ishpeming is the recipient of the George and Evelyn Kivela Endowed Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 9, 2014
    Buhl Receives NMU Scholarship
    Anna Buhl of St. Paul, Minn. is the recipient of the Eva T. Haring Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Schramm Receives NMU Scholarship
    Jacob Schramm of Munising is the recipient of the Hinda Cunningham Music Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Hagan Receives NMU Scholarship
    Audra Hagan of Iron Mountain is the recipient of the Julie M. Tomasi Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Ginzel Receives NMU Scholarship
    Alyssha Ginzel of Emmett is the recipient of the W. Albert Hakala Endowed Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Glass Receives NMU Scholarship
    Kira Glass of Grand Haven is the recipient of the W. Albert Hakala Endowed Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Owens Receives NMU Scholarship
    Michele Owens of Escanaba is the recipient of the W. Albert Hakala Endowed Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Pascoe Receives NMU Scholarship
    Rachel Pascoe of Ishpeming is the recipient of the W. Albert Hakala Endowed Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Wilson Receives NMU Scholarship
    Callie Wilson of St. Clair Shores is the recipient of the W. Albert Hakala Endowed Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Riddell Receives NMU Scholarship
    Melody Riddell of St. Clair Shores is the recipient of the W. Albert Hakala Endowed Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Steele Receives NMU Scholarship
    Dakota Steele of Iron Mountain is the recipient of the John Rolando Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Black Receives NMU Scholarship
    Angela Black of Standish is the recipient of the Dakota House Endowed Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Ridge Receives NMU Scholarship
    Elizabeth Ridge of Clarkston is the recipient of the Dr. Jean M. Rutherford Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Shope Receives NMU Scholarship
    Kayla Shope of Rapid River is the recipient of the Dr. Jean M. Rutherford Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Zenner Receives NMU Scholarship
    Blaire Zenner of Houghton is the recipient of the Ellen Juntunen Bryan Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Wilson Receives NMU Scholarship
    Christine Wilson of Baraga is the recipient of the Ellen Juntunen Bryan Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Waara Receives NMU Scholarship
    Meredith Waara of Calument is the recipient of the Ellen Juntunen Bryan Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Store Receives NMU Scholarship
    Tiffany Store of Negaunee is the recipient of the Ellen Juntunen Bryan Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Short Receives NMU Scholarship
    Sara Short of Iron Mountain is the recipient of the Ellen Juntunen Bryan Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Roth Receives NMU Scholarship
    Katelyn Roth of Negaunee is the recipient of the Ellen Juntunen Bryan Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Pascoe Receives NMU Scholarship
    Rachel Pascoe of Ishpeming is the recipient of the Ellen Juntunen Bryan Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Owens Receives NMU Scholarship
    Michele Owens of Escanaba is the recipient of the Ellen Juntunen Bryan Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Lusardi Receives NMU Scholarship
    Kelly Lusardi of Iron Mountain is the recipient of the Ellen Juntunen Bryan Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Garnell Receives NMU Scholarship
    Kassandra Garnell of Houghton is the recipient of the Ellen Juntunen Bryan Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Branz Receives NMU Scholarship
    Samantha Branz of Iron Mountain is the recipient of the Ellen Juntunen Bryan Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Ahnen Receives NMU Scholarship
    Sarah Ahnen of Bessemer is the recipient of the Ellen Juntunen Bryan Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Grandahl Receives NMU Scholarship
    Kathleen Grandahl of Crystal Falls is the recipient of the Ellen Gustafson Thurston Teacher Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Johnson Receives NMU Scholarship
    Leah Johnson of Kewaunee, Wis. is the recipient of the William and Margery Vandament Endowment at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Taurence Receives NMU Scholarship
    Nathan Taurence of Trenton is the recipient of the Quinlan Teacher Education Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Brooks Receives NMU Scholarship
    Marissa Brooks of Farmington is the recipient of the Nellie Johnson Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Roth Receives NMU Scholarship
    Katelyn Roth of Negaunee is the recipient of the Roy and Ellen Brigman Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Sabin Receives NMU Scholarship
    Elizabeth Sabin of Grand Rapids is the recipient of the Telephone Pioneers of America Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Delaney Receives NMU Scholarship
    Kathryn Delaney of Clarendon Hills, Ill. is the recipient of the Luella R. Johnson Education Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Roth Receives NMU Scholarship
    Katelyn Roth of Negaunee is the recipient of the Luther and Gladys Gant Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Store Receives NMU Scholarship
    Tiffany Store of Negaunee is the recipient of the Luther and Gladys Gant Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Lamb Receives NMU Scholarship
    Paige Lamb of Niles is the recipient of the Michele M. (Morin) Lundberg Education Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Ahnen Receives NMU Scholarship
    Sarah Ahnen of Bessemer is the recipient of the James Wahla Science Education Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Lightfoot Receives NMU Scholarship
    Kathryn Lightfoot of Sault Sainte Marie is the recipient of the Joseph L. DeCook Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Forintos Receives NMU Scholarship
    Samantha Forintos of Alpena is the recipient of the Keith Forsberg Accounting Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Ringler Receives NMU Scholarship
    Katie Ringler of Morley is the recipient of the Fillmore C.F. Earney Endowed Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 8, 2014
    Smith Receives NMU Scholarship
    Courtney Smith of Boulder Junction, Wis. is the recipient of the Skillin GAP Fund at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Cleary Receives NMU Scholarship
    Charles James Cleary of Marquette is the recipient of the Gloria and William Jackson Endowed Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Huss Receives NMU Scholarship
    Spencer Huss of Marquette is the recipient of the Gloria and William Jackson Endowed Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Valle Receives NMU Scholarship
    Alexander Valle of Marquette is the recipient of the Gloria and William Jackson Endowed Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Allen Receives NMU Scholarship
    Emily Allen of Ravenna is the recipient of the Jacob Vinocur Pre-Med Endowment at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Boule' Receives NMU Scholarship
    Randi Boule' of Champion is the recipient of the James D. Parsek Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Menard Receives NMU Scholarship
    Jacob Menard of Iron Mountain is the recipient of the James D. Parsek Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Landers Receives NMU Scholarship
    Sydney Landers of Marquette is the recipient of the John E. and Jean B. Brown Economics Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Kienitz Receives NMU Scholarship
    Michelle Kienitz of Menominee is the recipient of the John and Susi Dahlke Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    White Receives NMU Scholarship
    Ryan White of Marquette is the recipient of the Karen J. Radenmacher Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Snow Receives NMU Scholarship
    Elisabeth Snow of Marquette is the recipient of the Julie L. Kosonen Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Halonen Receives NMU Scholarship
    Larissa Halonen of Delano, Minn. is the recipient of the Margaret Weller Rettig Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Lundin Receives NMU Scholarship
    Miranda Lundin of Niagara, Wis. is the recipient of the Olive Pendill Nursing Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Rajala Receives NMU Scholarship
    Joshua Rajala of Marquette is the recipient of the Olive Pendill Nursing Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Warren Receives NMU Scholarship
    Amber Warren of East Tawas is the recipient of the Peter White Student Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Short Receives NMU Scholarship
    Caitlin Short of Marquette is the recipient of the Ludlow Family Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Casanova Receives NMU Scholarship
    Ross Casanova of Norway is the recipient of the Patricia A. and David E. Lahti Business Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Eberts Receives NMU Scholarship
    Mary Eberts of Hessel is the recipient of the Patricia A. and David E. Lahti Business Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Greig Receives NMU Scholarship
    Eric Greig of Iron River is the recipient of the Patricia A. and David E. Lahti Business Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Jacobson Receives NMU Scholarship
    Haley Jacobson of Bessemer is the recipient of the Patricia A. and David E. Lahti Business Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Nowack Receives NMU Scholarship
    Hannah Nowack of Menominee is the recipient of the Patricia A. and David E. Lahti Business Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    McAuliffe Receives NMU Scholarship
    Eric McAuliffe of Marquette is the recipient of the Makela, Toutant, Hill and Nardi, P.C., Accounting Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Short Receives NMU Scholarship
    Laurie Short of Marquette is the recipient of the Makela, Toutant, Hill and Nardi, P.C., Accounting Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Irish Receives NMU Scholarship
    Daniel Irish of Ishpeming is the recipient of the Kenneth A. Larsen Accounting Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Froberg Receives NMU Scholarship
    Amber Froberg of Rapid River is the recipient of the Paul Ramseth Nursing Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Nordquist Receives NMU Scholarship
    Melinda Nordquist of Munising is the recipient of the Robert S. Myefski Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Bekkala Receives NMU Scholarship
    Samantha Bekkala of Iron River is the recipient of the Sam M. Cohodas Business Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Kesti Receives NMU Scholarship
    Ryan Kesti of Red Wing, Minn. is the recipient of the Sam M. Cohodas Business Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Hinsa Receives NMU Scholarship
    Nicholas Hinsa of Munising is the recipient of the Signild Buck Endowed Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Schultz Receives NMU Scholarship
    Rachel Schultz of Saugatuck is the recipient of the Sten Taube/John Hughes Earth Science Award at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Johnson Receives NMU Scholarship
    Raquel Johnson of Cornell is the recipient of the Stan Whitman Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Rickauer Receives NMU Scholarship
    Krystyna Rickauer of Marquette is the recipient of the Stan Whitman Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Jones Receives NMU Scholarship
    Kaitlyn Jones of New Boston is the recipient of The Upper Peninsula Environment Coalition Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Casey Receives NMU Scholarship
    Kayla Casey of Marquette is the recipient of the Sigurd Wilson Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Hanson Receives NMU Scholarship
    Christina Hanson of Gwinn is the recipient of the Sigurd Wilson Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Lewis Receives NMU Scholarship
    Cindy Lewis of Marquette is the recipient of the Sigurd Wilson Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Miller Receives NMU Scholarship
    Alicia Miller of Kingsford is the recipient of the Sigurd Wilson Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Slotman Receives NMU Scholarship
    Matthew Slotman of Byron Center is the recipient of the Sigurd Wilson Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Miller Receives NMU Scholarship
    Chloe Miller of Shepherd is the recipient of the John S. Presensky Endowed Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Kesti Receives NMU Scholarship
    Ryan Kesti of Redwing, Minn. is the recipient of the James David Fund Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    McBrien Receives NMU Scholarship
    Madisen McBrien of Grayslake, Ill. is the recipient of the Telford Risk Management Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Nummilien Receives NMU Scholarship
    Miranda Nummilien of Marquette is the recipient of the Two Men and a Truck, Inc. Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Verstegen Receives NMU Scholarship
    Lucas Verstegen of Mequon, Wis. is the recipient of the John W. Hebert Accounting Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Troxel Receives NMU Scholarship
    Savannah Troxel of Lander, Wyo. is the recipient of the Lynn S. Hadden Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    LaCount Receives NMU Scholarship
    Danielle LaCount of Pulaski, Wic. is the recipient of the Phyllis and Carol Maki Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Jarvi Receives NMU Scholarship
    Emily Jarvi of Trout Creek is the recipient of the Sam and Evelyn Cohodas Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Meade Receives NMU Scholarship
    Kathryn Meade of Plymouth is the recipient of the Gerlinde and Marvin Lewis Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Kienitz Receives NMU Scholarship
    Michelle Kienitz of Menominee is the recipient of the Dr. George Carnahan Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Pellizzer Receives NMU Scholarship
    Joanna Pellizzer of Iron River is the recipient of the Andrew and Theresa Brunswick Marketing Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Swiston Receives NMU Scholarship
    Cole Swiston of Washburn, Wis. is the recipient of the Bill and Vivian Buccalo Medical Science Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Lalonde Receives NMU Scholarship
    Alyssa Lalonde of Rapid River is the recipient of the Timothy Herbert Scholarship Fund at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Farrel Receives NMU Scholarship
    Alexis Farrel of Mesick is the recipient of the College of Business Scholarship Now at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Hugus Receives NMU Scholarship
    Benjamin Hugus of Marathon, Wis. is the recipient of the Science Educator Annual Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Rodriguez Receives NMU Scholarship
    Rachel Rodriguez of Garden City is the recipient of the Fillmore C.F. Earney Endowed Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    Nummilien Receives NMU Scholarship
    Miranda Nummilien of Marquette is the recipient of the Kenneth and Virginia Bureau Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 3, 2014
    NCLL Explores Marquette Tourism
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present, “Our Marquette: What Do You Really Know?” from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, July 14.
  • July 3, 2014
    U.P. Murders Topic of NCLL Program
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present “More Murders in the UP: Solved and Unsolved” from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 23
  • July 3, 2014
    NCLL Hikes IOHT
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will lead a hike on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 31.
  • July 2, 2014
    Anderson Receives NMU Scholarship
    Cody Anderson of Gladstone, Mich. is the recipient of the John Karageorge Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 2, 2014
    Short Receives NMU Scholarship
    Caitlin Short of Marquette is the recipient of the Albert L. Quaal Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 2, 2014
    Nixon Receives NMU Scholarship
    Sarah Nixon of Mancelona is the recipient of the Betty J. Gunnes Endowed Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 2, 2014
    Hansen Receives NMU Scholarship
    Kaitlyn Hansen of Beloit, Wis. is the recipient of the Carol and Thomas Buchl Endowed Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 2, 2014
    LaLonde Receives NMU Scholarship
    Alyssa LaLonde of Rapid River is the recipient of the Burton G. Frick Business Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 2, 2014
    Klawes Receives NMU Scholarship
    Katerina Klawes of Oconto, Wis.is the recipient of the Forest Roberts Family Endowment at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 2, 2014
    White Receives NMU Scholarship
    Ryan White of Marquette is the recipient of the Forest Roberts Family Endowment at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 2, 2014
    Fernstrum Receives NMU Scholarship
    Colton Fernstrum of Menominee is the recipient of the Dr. Roger Ashton James Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 2, 2014
    Grotberg Receives NMU Scholarship
    Hannah Grotberg of Ironwood is the recipient of the Dr. Roger Ashton James Memorial Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 2, 2014
    Nowack Receives NMU Scholarship
    Hannah Nowack of Menominee is the recipient of the Fred and Jane Sabin Scholarship at Northern Michigan University.
  • July 1, 2014
    Wells Fargo Supports NMU Center
    Wells Fargo recently contributed $2,500 to the Northern Michigan University Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE).
  • June 20, 2014
    NMU Deans Appointed
    Two familiar faces have earned dean appointments at Northern Michigan University.
  • June 20, 2014
    NMU Offers Percussive Attack Camp
    Registration is now open for the Percussive Attack Camp being offered by the Northern Michigan University music department July 28-Aug. 1.
  • June 18, 2014
    NMU Lundin Scholars Named
    Four Northern Michigan University students were chosen as recipients of the 2014 Lundin Scholarship.
  • June 13, 2014
    NMU Board Sets Tuition
    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved a 2014-15 tuition and fees schedule.
  • June 13, 2014
    MCOLES Meeting at NMU
    The Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) will be holding its summer meeting at Northern Michigan University on Wednesday, June 18
  • June 2, 2014
    Open House Honors NMU President
    The NMU Board of Trustees will host a public open house to recognize outgoing President David Haynes for his leadership and service.
  • June 2, 2014
    NCLL Tours County Courthouse
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a tour of the historic Marquette Country Courthouse.
  • May 27, 2014
    NCLL Offers Piano Presentation
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Nancy Riley, founder of Marquette’s Lake Superior Piano Workshop, will give an NCLL presentation with performance pieces.
  • May 27, 2014
    NCLL Offers Leather Workshops
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present two hands-on workshops led by leather worker Al Winfield.
  • May 23, 2014
    Magnaghi Book Celebration June 4
    NMU professor and historian Russell Magnaghi will be honored with the release of a new volume of essays about the U.P. and beyond.
  • May 21, 2014
    Summer Speech Therapy Offered
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—A summer speech therapy program for children of all ages will be offered at Northern Michigan University.
  • May 13, 2014
    Children's Art Reception Friday
    Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum is hosting its annual Marquette Country Children’s Art Exhibition.
  • May 8, 2014
    NMU Board Honors Students
    The NMU Board of Trustees presented Student Achievement Awards to Mark Surrell, Cassandra Hastings, Neil Poglese and Alex Nye.
  • May 6, 2014
    GEAR UP Program Funding Renewed
    Northern's GEAR UP program has been renewed for three years through a grant from the federal King Chavez Parks Initiative College Day Program.
  • May 5, 2014
    NMU Summer Hours Begin
    Northern Michigan University's summer hours are in effect. Most offices and departments are open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • May 2, 2014
    NMU Names Distinguished Faculty
    Professors Judith Puncochar and Michael Strahan are the 2014 Distinguished Faculty Award recipients at Northern Michigan University.
  • May 2, 2014
    NMU Employees Recognized
    Northern Michigan University staff members received Distinguished Team and Excellence in Service Awards at the annual employee recognition luncheon.
  • April 28, 2014
    Playwriting Award Winner Announced
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—A Paper Tiger in the Rain by David J. Swanson was selected as the winner of the Albert and Mildred Panowski Playwriting Award.
  • April 28, 2014
    NMU Marks 115th Milestone
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — It was 115 years ago today that Michigan Gov. Hazen Pingree signed the bill authorizing Northern State Normal School in Marquette.
  • April 28, 2014
    NCLL Tours U.P. SportsPlex
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will hold a tour of the U.P. SportsPlex with former Marquette Parks and Recreation employee Doug Smith.
  • April 28, 2014
    NCLL Offers Florida Photo Tour
    Photographer Chuck Warner will present photographic views of Florida land, sea and air for an upcoming Northern Center for Lifelong Learning program.
  • April 28, 2014
    'Little Brothers' Topic of NCLL Program
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation by the Upper Peninsula chapter of “Little Brothers: Friends of the Elderly.”
  • April 26, 2014
    NCLL Offers Astronomy Session
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will hold a hands-on learning session with astronomer and NCLL member Scott Stobbelaar.
  • April 25, 2014
    NMU Students Honored for Service
    Sixty three NMU students have received the Heart and Soul Award from Michigan Campus Compact for their dedication and commitment to community service.
  • April 21, 2014
    NMU Psychology Colloquium Friday
    The next NMU psychology colloquium will be titled "The Ins and Outs of Defining Sex and Virginity Loss: Variations by Sexual Orientation."
  • April 18, 2014
    MFA Candidates Give Reading
    Graduating Master of Fine Arts (MFA) students from NMU's English department will read their work at a celebration on Friday, April 25.
  • April 14, 2014
    Vandament Memorial at NMU April 21
    A public memorial celebrating the life of former NMU President William E. Vandament will be held Monday, April 21, in Vandament Arena.
  • April 11, 2014
    NMU Jacobetti Complex Open House April 16
    NMU’s Jacobetti Complex will host an open house to highlight academic programs offered through the Center for Innovation and Industrial Technologies.
  • April 9, 2014
    NMU Inducts Mortar Board Members
    Twenty-eight NMU students were selected for membership in the Telion Chapter of the Mortar Board National College Senior Hono
  • April 9, 2014
    Olympic Medalist to Speak at NMU
    Speedskater Jordan Malone will give a presentation titled “Testing Mettle, Earning Medals” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Jamrich Hall room 104.
  • April 8, 2014
    NCLL Ventures Outside Comfort Zone
    A Northern Center for Lifelong Learning workshop will help participants see the value of “Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone."
  • April 8, 2014
    NMU Senior Art Exhibit Opens April 16
    Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum will host the winter semester senior exhibition titled “Zeitgeist” April 16-May 2.
  • April 3, 2014
    NMU Opera Class Performs Works
    NMU music students will present arias and ensembles from various operas Tuesday, April 8, in the Reynolds Recital Hall.
  • April 2, 2014
    Your Wealth Lecture Addresses Debt
    The next Your Wealth lecture is titled "The Walking Debt: Don't Become a Financial Zombie." The time has been changed on this event.
  • March 28, 2014
    Coffee House Concert April 5
    The Beaumier Coffee House Concert Series will feature Marquette County singer-songwriters Bryan Drewyor and Raymond Little Saturday, April 5.
  • March 28, 2014
    Regenerative Biology Seminar at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.--The next presentation in the Northern Michigan University biology seminar series is titled "Regenerative Biology: A Last Frontier."
  • March 28, 2014
    NMU Theater Presents 'She Kills Monsters'
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University’s theater program will present a production of She Kills Monsters by award-winning playwright Qui Nguyen.
  • March 28, 2014
    NCLL Presents 'ROCKLAND' Program
    The Northern Center for Learning presents “Yoopera! Local History Comes to Life in Opera and Story” on Tuesday, April 15.
  • March 28, 2014
    GRiZ Performs at NMU
    Northern Arts & Entertainment will sponsor a performance by electronic artist and producer GRiZ Thursday, April 3, at Vandament Arena.
  • March 28, 2014
    'Living Well with Parkinson's' at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— The next Your Health lecture at Northern Michigan University will be titled “Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease.”
  • March 27, 2014
    NMU Student Wins Music Scholarship
    MARQUETTE, Mich.--Jacob Barnby from Onaway won a $1,000 scholarship from the Northern Michigan University music department.
  • March 27, 2014
    Violinist Carter Headlines Jazz Fest, Northern Nights
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— Grammy-nominated jazz violinist Regina Carter will perform at the NMU Jazz Festival closing concert on Friday, April 11, and as part of the Northern Nights performing arts series on Saturday, April 12.
  • March 27, 2014
    Reynolds Touts Smoke-Free Society at NMU
    MARQUETTE—Patrick Reynolds, anti-smoking crusader and grandson of tobacco company founder RJ Reynolds, will present “Tobacco Wars: The Battle for a Smoke-Free Society” at Northern Michigan University.
  • March 27, 2014
    Drone Warfare Talk at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich. —Medea Benjamin will give a presentation on the ethics of drone warfare on Tuesday, April 1, at Northern Michigan University.
  • March 26, 2014
    Policy Experts Debate Marijuana
    NMU will host a debate between two high-profile policy experts titled “Legalize It? Marijuana Policy Experts Debate Reefer Policy.”
  • March 26, 2014
    NCLL Offers Energy Medicine Program
    The Northern Center for Learning will present “What is Eden Energy Medicine?” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in the Peter White Public Library’s Shiras Room.
  • March 25, 2014
    Anti-Bullying Art Contest Winners Named
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The top three award winners have been announced for a recent anti-bullying art exhibit at Northern Michigan University titled “Sticks and Stones."
  • March 25, 2014
    NMU Psychology Colloquium Friday
    Discussion on rehabilitation for suffers of upper limb paralysis due to brain injury using touch devices in a virtual environment.
  • March 25, 2014
    NMU Music Performances Planned
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — Northern Michigan University’s music department will host various student performances to close out March.
  • March 24, 2014
    International Food Fest at NMU
    NMU will hold its 24th Annual International Food Festival from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Jacobetti Complex.
  • March 21, 2014
    NMU Biology Seminars Planned
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — Northern Michigan University’s biology department will sponsor three upcoming seminars, two delivered by master's degree candidates, as part of its Biology Seminar Series.
  • March 21, 2014
    JavaScript Presentation at NMU
    Northern Michigan University's mathematics and computer science department will host a presentation titled "Evolving JavaScript" at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building.
  • March 20, 2014
    NCLL Presents Poetry Event
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present a poetry reading and writing workshop to celebrate National Poetry Month.
  • March 17, 2014
    Finnish Folk Rock/Soul Duo Performs at NMU
    Markus Nordenstreng and Tuomo Prättälä, a Finnish folk rock and soul duo, will perform at Northern Michigan University as part of the Northern Nights series.
  • March 14, 2014
    Sen. Carl Levin Speaks at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — Sen. Carl Levin will give a presentation at Northern Michigan University titled “Public Service: The Heart of Democracy.” The event begins at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
  • March 14, 2014
    Fish's Diet Topic of NMU Biology Seminar
    MARQUETTE— The next biology seminar at Northern Michigan University will examine the 1992-2012 diet of the burbot, a fish found in many Midwest lakes.
  • March 14, 2014
    NMU Police Academy Accepts Applications
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy is accepting applications for its upcoming training session, which runs May 4-Aug. 19.
  • March 14, 2014
    Chili Challenge and Tasting at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — Northern Michigan University will hold its fourth annual Memorial Chili Challenge from 3-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at the Jacobetti Complex.
  • March 14, 2014
    NMU Music Students Compete for Scholarship
    MARQUETTE, Mich.--Northern Michigan University's music department will hold a student performance scholarship recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
  • March 13, 2014
    Online MPA Reception March 18
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— Northern Michigan University will host a free informational reception in Lansing for its Master of Public Administration degree, the only MPA program in the state offered completely online.
  • February 27, 2014
    NMU Makes Peace Corps Volunteer Rankings
    MARQUETTE, Mich.--Northern Michigan University has made its debut appearance on the Peace Corps' annual list of the top 25 volunteer-producing mid-sized colleges and universities nationwide.
  • February 27, 2014
    NMU Students Help Superior Central
    MARQUETTE, Mich.--With support from an academic service learning grant, Northern Michigan University students in a protected area management course took a field trip to Superior Central School in Eben Junction.
  • February 27, 2014
    NMU Black Box Has New Seats
    MARQUETTE, Mich.--Audiences at the recent Northern Michigan University production, Comedy of Errors, were the first to experience new seating in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre.
  • February 27, 2014
    NMU's Ganzert, Bonsall Honored
    MARQUETTE, Mich.--Northern Michigan University professor Charles Ganzert and retired Center for Student Enrichment director David Bonsall were recognized by the Michigan Campus Compact at its 2014 Institute.
  • February 27, 2014
    Women's History Month Events at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— In honor of Women’s History Month, Northern Michigan University will show a film by independent video producer and director Audrey Geyer and bring photographer iO Tillett Wright to campus to present her work.
  • February 27, 2014
    NCLL Presents Mine Panel Discussion
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a panel discussion on environmental impacts related to Eagle Mine operations.
  • February 27, 2014
    NASCAR Author Talks Science of Speed at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, author of The Physics of NASCAR, will present “The Science of Speed: Why driving fast is harder than you think” at Northern Michigan University.
  • February 27, 2014
    NCLL Hosts Braille Workshop
    Marquette, Mich. — The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present “Braille: The Touch System of Reading” from 1-3 p.m. Monday, March 17, at First United Methodist Church in Marquette.
  • February 27, 2014
    Your Wealth Presentation at NMU
    Marquette, Mich. — The next Your Wealth presentation at Northern Michigan University will be titled “Enterprise Facilitation: A New Approach to Business Development.”
  • February 27, 2014
    Job Fair at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.--The Upper Great Lakes Collegiate Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 19, at Northern Michigan University.
  • February 27, 2014
    NCLL Offers Leather Workshop
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present a workshop on how to create an embossed and stained leather guest log book.
  • February 27, 2014
    NCLL Program Explores Northwest Travel
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present a talk on Northwest travel excursions titled “Seattle Sights and Mt. Rainier Heights.”
  • February 27, 2014
    Faculty Percussion Recital at NMU
    NMU's music department will present Carrie Biolo in a faculty percussion recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
  • February 27, 2014
    NCLL Tours New Chocolay Facility
    MARQUETTE, Mich. —The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a tour of the new Chocolay Township Volunteer Fire Department facility from 1-3p.m. Friday, March 21.
  • February 27, 2014
    March 'Cabin Fever Days' Events Announced
    MARQUETTE, Mich. —The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will hold the following March events as part of its “Cabin Fever Days” celebration:
  • February 27, 2014
    Klezmer Performance at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.--Yale Strom, one of the world's leading authorities on Klezmer music, will present a lecture-performance on Saturday, March 15, at Northern Michigan University.
  • February 27, 2014
    NMU Pow Wow March 15
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— This year marks the 21st annual “Learning to Walk Together” traditional pow wow at Northern Michigan University.
  • February 27, 2014
    NMU Offers GMAT Prep Course
    NMU's College of Business will offer a six-week course to prepare for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
  • February 19, 2014
    Location Change for Michigan Folksong Event
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The location has changed for the Michigan folksong performance event scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Northern Michigan University.
  • February 19, 2014
    Step Afrika! Performs at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.--Step Afrika! will perform at Northern Michigan University on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
  • February 14, 2014
    Children's Concert at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich. -- The Northern Michigan University music department will present a children's concert performed by the NMU String Chamber Ensemble on Sunday, Feb. 16.
  • February 14, 2014
    Talk on Biology and Homosexuality Opens NMU Reader Program
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—A presentation on current research in biology and homosexuality will be the first event in Northern Michigan University’s Diversity Common Reader Program, which is built around John Corvino’s What’s Wrong with Homosexuality?
  • February 14, 2014
    Tonight's Holmes Brothers Concert Postponed
    The Holmes Brothers concert, scheduled for tonight at Northern Michigan University, has been postponed because weather issues on the East Coast have impacted flight schedules.
  • February 14, 2014
    Four Rock Bands Perform at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — Four rock bands from across the country will converge at Northern Michigan University for a one-night show on Thursday, Feb. 20.
  • February 14, 2014
    NMU Seminar Focuses on Brain Injury Response
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University will host a biology seminar titled “A Brain that Heals Itself: Neurogenesis and Regeneration in Response to Brain Injury in Zebrafish.”
  • February 13, 2014
    NMU Receives Grants
    MARQUETTE, Mich. -- Northern Michigan University recently received two grants from external agencies to support an artists-in-residence partnership and a residency by a violinist.
  • February 12, 2014
    Award-Winning Comedian Performs at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — Jay Black, the 2013 College Performer and College Comedian of the Year, will perform at Northern Michigan University on Thursday, Feb. 20.
  • February 12, 2014
    Wildcat Night Across the Country Feb. 22
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association has selected Saturday, Feb. 22, as “Wildcat Night Across the Country.”
  • February 6, 2014
    Author-Activist Talks Global Food Crisis at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Controversial author, activist and food policy expert Raj Patel will present “How will we feed 10 billion people sustainably?” at Northern Michigan University.
  • February 6, 2014
    NMU Summer Job Fair Feb. 12
    MARQUETTE— Northern Michigan University will hold a Summer Job Fair from 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms.
  • February 6, 2014
    Civil Rights Film Series at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University is celebrating Black History Month with a Civil Rights film series highlighting three classic movies. All will be shown from 11:30-1:30 p.m. in Whitman Hall 136 on their respective dates.
  • February 6, 2014
    NMU Prof Discusses Regional Impact of War of 1812
    Marquette, Mich. —NMU history professor Russell Magnaghi will discuss the regional impact of one of the most decisive wars in American history when he presents “Remembering the War of 1812 in the Lake Superior Basin” at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center.
  • February 6, 2014
    Premos to Receive U.P. Folklife Award
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Dean and Bette Premo of Amasa will receive the 2014 Upper Peninsula Folklife Award from the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University.
  • February 6, 2014
    Michigan Folk Music Performance, Exhibit at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—A free multimedia performance event titled “Michigan Folksong Legacy” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in Forest Roberts Theatre at Northern Michigan University.
  • February 3, 2014
    NMU Prof Shares Insight on Pakistan
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Aura Syed, a political science professor at Northern Michigan University, recently returned from Pakistan.
  • January 31, 2014
    NMU Hosts 'Elect Her' Conference
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— A free conference encouraging young people, especially women, to assume campus leadership roles and run for elected office on and off campus is being provided by Northern Michigan University.
  • January 30, 2014
    'Digital Darwin' Talk at NMU
    Robert Pennock will present “Digital Darwin: Harnessing Evolution in Your Computer" at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Mead Auditorium.
  • January 30, 2014
    Holmes Brothers Perform at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Holmes Brothers, a rhythm and blues trio whose career has spanned more than 30 years, will perform at the next Northern Nights event at Northern Michigan University.
  • January 24, 2014
    NMU Presents 'American in Paris'
    MARQUETTE, Mich.--Northern Michigan University senior Alycia Heckathorn of Ironwood will present her capstone project, an original ballet set to George Gershwin’s An American in Paris, in NMU’s Forest Roberts Theatre.
  • January 24, 2014
    Wildcat Market Offers Student-Made Goods
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — A Wildcat Market held every Friday at Northern Michigan University transforms the University Center into a walk-through marketplace of handmade art, jewelry and other goods.
  • January 24, 2014
    NCLL Explores Donckers Behind the Scenes
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — Donckers owners Tom Vear and Jen Ray will give a behind-the-scenes look at their candy-making operation for an upcoming Northern Center for Lifelong Learning event.
  • January 22, 2014
    NMU Hosts Native American Speaker
    MARQUETTE, Mich.--Phil Bellfy, author of Three Fires Unity: The Anishnaabeg of the Lake Huron Borderlands, will discuss the cross-border history of the Anishinaabeg at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building at NMU.
  • January 16, 2014
    NMU Seeks Business Presentation Proposals
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University’s College of Business is seeking presentation proposals for its inaugural Celebration of Entrepreneurship and Business Conference.
  • January 16, 2014
    Former Oil Company Insider Talks Affordable Energy
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—John Hofmeister, founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy and former president of Shell Oil Company, will present “Affordable and Sustainable Energy” on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Northern Michigan University.
  • January 16, 2014
    Community's Impact on Health Explored
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The next event in the Your Health lecture series at Northern Michigan University is titled “Does Your Community Impact Your Health?”
  • January 13, 2014
    Yooper Dance Kicks Off Cabin Fever Days
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Great Yooper Folk Dance on Saturday, Jan. 25, will kick off the inaugural Cabin Fever Days sponsored by the Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center at NMU.
  • January 8, 2014
    '1812' Exhibit Opens at NMU Beaumier Center
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—A traveling exhibition on the War of 1812, produced by the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, will be on display at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University.
  • January 8, 2014
    Portrayal of John Muir at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Famed naturalist John Muir will tell his life story via a one-man performance by Steve Waller at Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center.
  • January 7, 2014
    Hunt Starts Alaska Native Veterinary Program
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Tim Hunt, owner of Bayshore Veterinary Clinic, will give a Northern Center for Lifelong Learning presentation on his trip to start the Alaska Native Rural Veterinary Program.
  • January 7, 2014
    NCLL Presents Talk on Burma (Myanmar)
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—A century ago, Rudyard Kipling described Burma as a place “quite unlike any land you know about.” After a long period of isolation, the country--also known as Myanmar—has started to encourage tourism.
  • January 7, 2014
    NCLL Hosts Woodworker's Rally
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present “Woodworker’s Rally Sessions III and IV.”
  • December 23, 2013
    Coffee House Concert Jan. 4
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The next Beaumier Coffee House Series concert at Northern Michigan University will feature performances by two singer-songwriters from different parts of the Upper Peninsula.
  • December 23, 2013
    NCLL Hosts 'Sea to Sky' Winter Kickoff
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will hold its “Sea to Sky” winter kickoff from 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
  • December 23, 2013
    NCLL Offers Basic Fitness Class
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present a basic fitness class from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Superior Fitness, 1310 S. Front Street in Marquette.
  • December 20, 2013
    NMU Honors Students Present at Conference
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— Three Northern Michigan University students presented original research at the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference in New Orleans, La.
  • December 20, 2013
    NMU Announces Results of Intel App Contest
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— Three Northern Michigan University student teams completed an Intel app-design competition, which ended in a three-way tie for first place.
  • December 19, 2013
    NMU Economics Student's Work Published
    MARQUETTE—A Northern Michigan University economics major recently published an article. Senior Laura Leppanen’s lesson plan, “The Crow and the Pitcher,” was published on the website EconEdLink.
  • December 13, 2013
    NMU Board Approves Three Charter Schools
    MARQUETTE, Mich.--The NMU Board of Trustees approved charters and start-up boards for three schools in lower Michigan, effective July 1. This brings the total number of NMU charter schools to 10.
  • December 13, 2013
    NMU Brings Back 'Santaland Diaries'
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University’s theater program will bring back David Sedaris’ Santaland Diaries at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21, in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre.
  • December 10, 2013
    NMU Student Commencement Speaker, Soloist Announced
    MARQUETTE, MI— Charlotte Cialek of South Lyon, Mich., will be the student speaker at Northern Michigan University’s commencement on Saturday, Dec. 14. She will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry.
  • December 3, 2013
    NMU Online Programs Recognized
    MARQUETTE, Mich.--Northern Michigan University ranked No. 1 among Michigan’s colleges and universities for the most affordable online degree programs, according to Affordable Colleges Online.
  • December 3, 2013
    NMU Commencement Speaker Announced
    Northern Michigan University alumnus Ernie Telford of Thousand Oaks, Calif., will be the keynote speaker at December commencement.
  • December 3, 2013
    NMU Students Aid Syrian Refugees
    NMU students in a world history class devised an academic service learning project to benefit Syrian refugee children.
  • December 3, 2013
    Two NMU Employees Certified
    Two Northern Michigan University employees successfully completed the certification process in their respective areas.
  • December 3, 2013
    NMU Wood Ash Used at Area Farm
    Northern Michigan University found a way to repurpose the wood ash from its biomass facility instead of paying a tipping fee to dispose of it in a landfill.
  • December 3, 2013
    NMU Profs Research Northern Ireland Conflict
    MARQUETTE, Mich.--Northern Michigan University criminal justice professors Greg Warchol and Bob Hanson recently traveled to Belfast to research the Northern Ireland conflict, commonly known as the Troubles.
  • November 27, 2013
    NMU to Establish Theater Honor Society
    MARQUETTE— Northern Michigan University is planning to introduce a new chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, a national honor society for theater students.
  • November 27, 2013
    English Family Donates Land to NMU
    Marquette, Mich.--The Dr. John English family has donated 142 acres of land in Chocolay Township to the Northern Michigan University Foundation.
  • November 27, 2013
    NMU Hosts Holiday-Themed Meals
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— Northern Michigan University’s Dining Services will host a holiday lunch and a holiday dinner before the end of the semester. Both are open to the public.
  • November 27, 2013
    Senior Art Exhibit at NMU
    Marquette, Mich. —Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum will host the fall senior exhibition titled “403: Not Found” Dec. 2-13.
  • November 27, 2013
    NMU Choirs Perform Dec. 5
    MARQUETTE— Northern Michigan University will hold a choir concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in Reynolds Recital Hall inside the C.B. Hedgcock building.
  • November 27, 2013
    NMU Dance Concert Scheduled
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University will present a dance concert featuring faculty and student-directed pieces at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in Forest Roberts Theatre.
  • November 27, 2013
    NMU Theater Presents 'The 12 Dates of Christmas'
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— Northern Michigan University will present the one-woman show, The 12 Dates of Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Dec. 5, and Friday, Dec. 6, in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre.
  • November 27, 2013
    NCLL Hosts L'Attitude Lunch
    MARQUETTE--The Northern Center for LIfelong Learning will offer a lunch program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at L'Attitude Cafe in Marquette.
  • November 27, 2013
    Beaumier Coffee House Concert Dec. 7
    MARQUETTE--Marquette singer-songwriters Amy Lakanen and Troy Graham will be the featured Beaumier Coffee House Series performers on Saturday, Dec. 7.
  • November 27, 2013
    Genomics Impact on Cancer, Autism Discussed
    MARQUETTE, Mich.--The 2013 Howard Hughes Medical Institute's holiday lectures will explore how advances in genomics are leading to a better understanding of disease and to improved treatments.
  • November 25, 2013
    NMU Police Academy Meetings Set
    MARQUETTE--The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will host an informational meeting for those planning to participate in the 2014 academy.
  • November 20, 2013
    Eslinger Named NMU Point Person for Economic Development
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Robert “Bob” Eslinger has been promoted to special assistant to the president for economic development and director of the Center for Innovation and Industrial Technologies at Northern Michigan University.
  • November 15, 2013
    'Carols in the Cathedral' Dec. 7-8
    The Marquette Choral Society will present a concert of Christmas music titled "Carols in the Cathedral" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette.
  • November 15, 2013
    Human Emotions Talk at NMU
    A colloquium on how human emotions correlate with psychological conditions is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 22.
  • November 15, 2013
    NCLL Offers Program on Creches
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a program on collecting crèches, or models displaying the scene of Jesus Christ’s birth.
  • November 15, 2013
    NCLL Offers Leather Ornament Workshop
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will hold a workshop on the creation of leather Christmas ornaments from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Peter White Public Library’s craft room.
  • November 15, 2013
    NMU Students Host UPAWS Benefit
    Northern Michigan University students will host Party for the Pets, a fundraiser for the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS).
  • November 14, 2013
    NMU Adds 'Les Miserable' Shows
    Northern Michigan University has scheduled additional performances of the musical Les Miserables, fueled by popular demand and a sold-out initial run.
  • November 13, 2013
    High School Show Choirs Perform at NMU
    Marquette, Mich. —Northern Michigan University’s Lake Effect Show Choir is hosting the SING! DANCE! Concert on Tuesday, Nov. 19. It begins at 6:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall and is the final event of a day-long high school show choir workshop.
  • November 8, 2013
    NMU ROTC Removed from Elimination List
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University has received notification that its Army Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) program has been removed from the list of programs facing elimination.
  • November 8, 2013
    NMU Student Interns with eBay
    MARQUETTE— Northern Michigan University senior Heather Drangin of Cedar Springs, Mich., recently completed an internship with eBay.
  • November 8, 2013
    Open Mind Chamber Ensemble Performs
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Michigan University music department will present a performance by the Open Mind Chamber Ensemble on Sunday, Nov. 17, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
  • November 8, 2013
    Hunters' Feast Lunch at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — Northern Michigan University will host a Hunters’ Feast lunch on Thursday, Nov. 14.
  • November 8, 2013
    Senior Piano Recital Nov. 17
    Marquette, Mich. — Northern Michigan University senior piano student, Andrew Graham, will present a solo recital on Sunday, Nov. 17.
  • November 4, 2013
    Moy's Art Selected for Exhibit
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Alyssa Moy of Plainfield, Ill., is among 22 students from Michigan’s public universities selected to have works displayed in the Michigan House of Representatives’ annual "Art in the House" exhibit.
  • November 4, 2013
    NMU Surgical Tech Program Turns 20
    MARQUETTE, Mich.--Northern Michigan University's surgical tech program has two reasons to celebrate: it reached its 20-year milestone and began awarding bachelor's degrees.
  • November 4, 2013
    NCLL Offers Floral Design Class
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will hold a creative floral design class from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Garden Bouquet on Baraga Avenue in Marquette.
  • November 4, 2013
    Biology Seminar at NMU
    Marquette, Mich.--Kyla Iwinski, a master's degree candidate at Northern Michigan University, will present the next NMU biology seminar on Friday, Nov. 8.
  • November 4, 2013
    Young Dubliners Concert at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Young Dubliners, a Celtic rock group, will perform Saturday, Nov. 16, at Northern Michigan University.
  • November 1, 2013
    Comedian Coming to NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – Emily Galati will perform stand-up comedy at Northern Michigan University on Thursday, Nov. 7. The event begins at 8 p.m. in 103 Jamrich Hall and is free and open to the public.
  • November 1, 2013
    'Breaking Bad' Star Visits NMU
    Marquette, Mich. —Actor Giancarlo Esposito, who played Gus in the cable television series, Breaking Bad, will speak at Northern Michigan University on Monday, Nov. 11.
  • November 1, 2013
    NMU Presents 'Les Miserables'
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Former Broadway actor and Northern Michigan University theater professor Paul Truckey will play Jean Valjean in the NMU production of Les Misérables.
  • November 1, 2013
    Superior Select Choir Performs at NMU
    MARQUETTE—Northern Michigan University’s music department will hold a concert featuring the Superior Select Choir at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
  • October 31, 2013
    Jazz Trio Performs at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University’s music department will present a jazz trio concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
  • October 31, 2013
    NCLL Offers Program on Paris, Loire Valley
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation on the geography, history, art and architecture of Paris and the Loire Valley from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in room 101-B of the Superior Dome.
  • October 31, 2013
    NMU Marks International Education Week
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 18-22 as part of the nationwide celebration of international education and exchange sponsored jointly by the U.S. Departments of State and Education.
  • October 29, 2013
    Native Heritage Events Planned at NMU
    MARQUETTE— November is Native American Heritage Month and Northern Michigan University’s Center for Native American Studies has events planned throughout the month.
  • October 29, 2013
    NMU Senior Performs on Saxophone
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Michigan University music department will host a senior music recital featuring Ian Nankervis on saxophone.
  • October 29, 2013
    Music Seminar at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Michigan music department will hold a music seminar at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in 111 Thomas Fine Arts.
  • October 29, 2013
    Shared Decision Making with Health Providers Addressed
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present “Shared Decision Making with your Health Providers,” with a focus on mental health treatment options available in Marquette.
  • October 29, 2013
    Longyear Slideshow at NMU
    MARQUETTE— The DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University will present a historical slideshow titled “J.M. Longyear: A Grand Tour through Lantern Slides.”
  • October 25, 2013
    Athlete Talent Show to Benefit Hancock Girl
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University’s varsity athletic teams will participate in a charitable talent show to benefit a 6-year-old girl from Hancock through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
  • October 25, 2013
    Garden City Music Club Performs Nov. 2
    Marquette, Mich.--The Beaumier Coffee House Series continues on Saturday, Nov. 2, with a performance by Steve Jones and the Garden City Hot Club.
  • October 23, 2013
    NCLL Presents Jewelry Workshop
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present a jewelry-making workshop from 1:30- 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the lower level of Peter White Public Library.
  • October 23, 2013
    NCLL Offers Program on Pacific Northwest
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation on a journey through the Pacific Northwest titled “Peaks, Parks and Perks” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, in room 101-B of the Superior Dome.
  • October 21, 2013
    Four Biology Seminars at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Four biology seminars are scheduled this week at Northern Michigan University.
  • October 21, 2013
    Presentation on Sustainable Future at NMU
    MARQUETTE—Nicole Foss and Laurence Boomert will speak at Northern Michigan University about the state of human population and what can be done to ensure a comfortable future for upcoming generations.
  • October 18, 2013
    Lieutenant Governor to Speak at NMU
    MARQUETTE — Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley will speak at Northern Michigan University on Friday, Nov. 1. His presentation, “Transforming a Great State,” is part of President David Haynes’ Critical Issues Conversation Series.
  • October 16, 2013
    'Make a Difference Day' Volunteers Needed
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Additional volunteers are needed for “Make a Difference Day,” which is being coordinated locally through the Northern Michigan University Volunteer Center. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26.
  • October 16, 2013
    Rodney Atkins Concert at NMU
    MARQUETTE—Northern Michigan University will present a concert by country music artist Rodney Atkins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in Vandament Arena.
  • October 16, 2013
    Rodney Atkins Concert at NMU
    MARQUETTE—Northern Michigan University will present a concert by country music artist Rodney Atkins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in Vandament Arena.
  • October 16, 2013
    'Planet Chat' at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich. —Three Northern Michigan University students will share their recent adventures abroad in Morocco, Spain and South Korea during a “Planet Chat” presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 23.
  • October 15, 2013
    NMU Student Attends NASA Institute
    MARQUETTE— Alanna Hamel, a Northern Michigan University student from Champion, participated in the NASA Pre-Service Teacher Institute in Houston.
  • October 15, 2013
    BlackMahal Performs at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Nights series at Northern Michigan University will host BlackMahal, a San Francisco-based live music experience. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in the Great Lakes Room of the University Center.
  • October 15, 2013
    Film on Calumet Tragedy Screened at DeVos
    MARQUETTE— The DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University will screen 1913 Massacre, a film about Calumet’s Italian Hall disaster, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
  • October 15, 2013
    NCLL Offers DNR Talk
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning is offering an overview of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 30, in room 101B of the Superior Dome.
  • October 15, 2013
    'U.P. Mosaic' Exhibit Opens
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The complicated-yet-rich relationship between the people of the Upper Peninsula and its natural world and landscape will be the focus of a new exhibition at the Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center.
  • October 14, 2013
    Poet with Marquette Ties Gives Reading
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— Poet Jonathan Johnson, a Marquette Senior High School and Northern Michigan University graduate, will give a public reading on Thursday, Oct. 17, as part of the NMU Visiting Writers Program.
  • October 14, 2013
    NCLL Hosts Intro to Photography Program
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will hold an introductory digital photography class from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, and Monday, Nov. 11, at the Lakeview Arena Citizen’s forum.
  • October 11, 2013
    NMU Presents ‘The Medicine of Music’ with Robert Gupta
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University’s student organization Platform Personalities will present speaker and advocate Robert Gupta at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center.
  • October 11, 2013
    One Book Author Visits NMU
    Karen Thompson Walker, author of the One Book One Community selection The Age of Miracles, will participate in two events at Northern Michigan University on Monday, Oct. 28.
  • October 11, 2013
    NCLL Holds Intro Photography Class
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will hold an introductory digital photography program from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, and Monday, Nov. 11, at the Lakeview Arena Citizen’s Forum Room.
  • October 11, 2013
    NCLL Holds Planning Sessions for Winter Events
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will hold winter curriculum planning sessions from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 24, and Thursday, Nov. 7, in 404A Cohodas Hall.
  • October 10, 2013
    Athletes Ages 5-11 Needed for NMU Concussion Study
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University researchers are looking for area hockey and soccer players ages 5-11 to participate in a study that will help to define parameters for the only computerized concussion evaluation system for children.
  • October 9, 2013
    Autism Presentation at NMU
    MARQUETTE—The Northern Michigan University psychology department will hold a presentation on educating children with autism at 3:10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in 167 Gries Hall.
  • October 7, 2013
    Make A Difference Day Service Requests Due Oct. 16
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Michigan University Volunteer Center is seeking service requests from area seniors who may need assistance with raking or other small tasks on Make a Difference Day.
  • October 7, 2013
    'Wealth is a Choice' Author Speaks at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— James Studinger, the author of Wealth is a Choice, will give a presentation on financial decision-making and responsibility on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Northern Michigan University.
  • October 7, 2013
    NMU Marks Indigenous People's Resistance Day
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— A musical performance and motivational presentation will be held at Northern Michigan University in celebration of Indigenous People’s Resistance Day on Monday, Oct. 14.
  • October 7, 2013
    DeVos Art Museum Unveils Two New Exhibits Friday
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— The DeVos Art Museum is unveiling two new exhibits on Friday, Oct. 11: “Illustrators 55: The Society of Illustrators Annual Travel Show” and “Rabbit Island: Works and Research 2010-2013.”
  • October 7, 2013
    DeVos Art Museum Unveils Two New Exhibits Friday
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— The DeVos Art Museum is unveiling two new exhibits on Friday, Oct. 11: “Illustrators 55: The Society of Illustrators Annual Travel Show” and “Rabbit Island: Works and Research 2010-2013.”
  • October 7, 2013
    'Amazonian Dark Earths' Talk at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — Northern Michigan University will host a presentation titled “Amazonian Dark Earths and Their Implications for the Conservation and Development of the Region" on Monday, Oct. 14.
  • October 4, 2013
    NMU Appoints New Vice President
    Steven Neiheisel is the new vice president for enrollment and student services at Northern Michigan University.
  • October 4, 2013
    Public Schools Presentation at NMU
    MARQUETTE— Diane Ravitch, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, will present “Is There Any Hope for Public Schools?” at Northern Michigan University.
  • October 3, 2013
    NMU's Timlin Receives Fellowship
    MARQUETTE— Kevin Timlin, director of International Programs at Northern Michigan University, has earned one of five 2013-14 Neal Presidential Fellowships for from the Association of International Education Administrators.
  • October 3, 2013
    Choir Concert at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— The Northern Michigan University Choir, Madrigal Singers and Lake Effect Show Choir will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
  • October 3, 2013
    NMU Theater Presents A Kind of Alaska
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University’s 2013-14 Theater Studio Series will present A Kind of Alaska by Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter on Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19.
  • September 27, 2013
    Popp Elected Chair of NMU Board
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Rick Popp of Northville Township will serve as chair of the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees for the 2014 calendar year. He is an NMU alumnus and Iron Mountain native.
  • September 27, 2013
    NCLL Visits Negaunee Historical Museum
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will hold a program at the Negaunee Historical Museum from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15.
  • September 27, 2013
    NCLL Offers Digital Photo Book Workshop
    MARQUETTE, Mich. —The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will hold a hands-on workshop for creating photo books from digital images with NCLL member and presenter Elizabeth Bates.
  • September 27, 2013
    NMU Jazz Band Performs Oct. 8
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University’s jazz ensembles will perform their first concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
  • September 27, 2013
    French Canadian Heritage Day Celebrated
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The State of Michigan has designated Oct. 4 as French Canadian Heritage Day. The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at NMU and the City of Marquette will honor the occasion with a series of related events over two days.
  • September 27, 2013
    Coffee House Concert Oct. 5
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Beaumier Coffee House Concert Series will continue with its second show of the season on Saturday, Oct. 5. Performances by singer-songwriters Jenn Copeman and Angela Josephine will begin at 7 p.m. in the Peter White Lounge.
  • September 27, 2013
    Gay Marriage Presentation at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Chet DeFonso, head of the Northern Michigan University history department, will deliver a presentation titled “The Triumph of Adam and Steve: The State of Gay Marriage in 2013.”
  • September 26, 2013
    NMU Homecoming King and Queen Selected
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Hau Khuong of De Pere, Wis., and Sydney Landers of Marquette were voted 2013 Homecoming king and queen at Northern Michigan University.
  • September 25, 2013
    Police Academy Information Meetings Scheduled
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will host an informational meeting for prospective applicants. There are two sessions to choose from: Tuesday, Oct. 8, or Wednesday, Oct. 9.
  • September 24, 2013
    NMU Biology Seminar Friday
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— The next Northern Michigan University biology seminar will explore “Mosquito Saliva Serine Protease Enhances Dissemination of Dengue Virus into the Host.”
  • September 23, 2013
    NMU Unveils Campaign Goal
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—With the marching band providing a festive musical backdrop and students holding flip cards with eight figures preceded by a dollar sign, Northern Michigan University officials revealed the $25 million fundraising campaign goal.
  • September 20, 2013
    NMU Board Selects Presidential Search Firm, Committee
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has secured an executive search firm and established a campus advisory committee to initiate the search for NMU’s next president.
  • September 20, 2013
    St. Louis Brass Performs in Marquette
    MARQUETTE— The St. Louis Brass Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in Kaufman Auditorium as part of the Northern Nights series at Northern Michigan University.
  • September 20, 2013
    NMU Holds Fall Job Fair
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— The Fall Job Fair at Northern Michigan University will be held from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Great Lakes Rooms in the University Center.
  • September 19, 2013
    Tonight's Chavez Speech Rescheduled
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Tonight’s Latino Month presentation at NMU has been rescheduled because of travel issues. Christine Chavez, granddaughter of Cesar Chavez, will speak from noon to 2 p.m. Friday (Sept. 20) in the Pioneer Room of the University Center.
  • September 17, 2013
    Swick Donates Boilers to HVAC Program at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University students in the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) program will now have an opportunity to work on the type of full-modulating boilers that are becoming the industry standard.
  • September 17, 2013
    Bone Marrow Registration Drive at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Michigan University Volunteer Center will sponsor a “Be the Match” bone marrow registration drive.
  • September 16, 2013
    NMU Honors Alumni
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association will honor four award winners this weekend over Homecoming.
  • September 13, 2013
    Talk on Psychiatric Diagnosis Labels at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Mary Pelton-Cooper will offer a clinician’s perspective of recent changes to the Diagnostic Manual of the American Psychiatric Association during a talk at Northern Michigan University.
  • September 13, 2013
    NMU Homecoming Set
    MARQUETTE— NMU’s 2013 Homecoming celebration includes activities for alumni and community members. It will culminate on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21, with the parade, all-alumni reception, community block party and football game.
  • September 12, 2013
    NMU Holds Latino Heritage Month Events
    MARQUETTE— Two events honoring Latino Heritage Month will be held at Northern Michigan University, including a presentation by Christine Chavez, granddaughter of Cesar Chavez.
  • September 12, 2013
    Entrepreneurs Share Stories, Advice
    MARQUETTE— An entrepreneurship panel featuring NMU and Marquette community members will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Reynolds Recital Hall. It is titled "Make Your Dent in the Universe: Lessons from Three Entrepreneurial Stories."
  • September 12, 2013
    NMU Hosts UNITED Conference
    MARQUETTE— Northern Michigan University’s UNITED Conference will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, through Thursday, Sept. 26. UNITED stands for Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity.
  • September 12, 2013
    Biodiversity Talk at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The next biology seminar at Northern Michigan Unviersity is titled “Some Random Thoughts on Biodiversity: What We Don’t Know and Why It’s Important to Find Out.”
  • September 12, 2013
    Seaborg Center Offers Weekend Kids' Programs
    MARQUETTE — The Seaborg Center at Northern Michigan University will hold its “Fall Weekend College for Kids” program on three Saturdays: Sept. 28, Oct. 26 and Nov. 16.
  • September 10, 2013
    NMU Reports Increase in Freshmen
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University’s 10th day enrollment report shows the number of incoming freshmen pursuing bachelor’s degrees increased by 22 students, or 2 percent, over last year’s figure.
  • September 10, 2013
    NCLL Visits Therapeutic Riding Program
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a tour of Willow Farm and an opportunity to watch a therapeutic riding class.
  • September 10, 2013
    NCLL Sponsors Green Home Tour
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer two tours of the unique Net-Zero Home from 10 a.m. to noon and 12:30- 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28.
  • September 10, 2013
    Optical Imaging Presentation at NMU
    MARQUETTE, Mich.— Dr. Daryl Hochman from Duke University Medical Center will discuss optical imaging as a tool for investigating normal and pathological brain function at Northern Michigan University.
  • September 9, 2013
    Fifth Annual People's Law School Offered
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—A five-week program analyzing Michigan’s legal system and outlining the rights and responsibilities of citizens will be held this fall.
  • September 9, 2013
    Northern Nights Series Presents Alash
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — The Northern Nights Series at Northern Michigan University will present a performance by the Tuvan throat-singing trio, Alash.
  • September 9, 2013
    NMU Homecoming Block Party Sept. 21
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University will hold a community-wide block party to celebrate Homecoming on Saturday, Sept. 21.
  • September 9, 2013
    NMU Hosts College Fair Sept. 18
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University will host a College Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the NMU Jacobetti Center.
  • September 6, 2013
    Constitution Day Forum Tackles Controversial Topics
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — Three heavily debated topics surrounding the United States Constitution will be addressed in a forum, “Controversial Constitutional Issues: The Defense of Marriage Act, Citizens United and Voting Rights Act," at NMU.
  • September 5, 2013
    U.P. Topics Presented at NMU Symposium
    MARQUETTE, Mich.—Presentations on a variety of topics related to the Upper Peninsula will be offered at the Sonderegger Symposium XIII at Northern Michigan University on Friday, Sept. 13.
  • September 4, 2013
    NMU Faculty Discuss, Perform Schumann Sonata
    MARQUETTE, Mich.--Composer Robert Schumann's "Sonata Op.105 for Violin and Piano" will be the focus of a faculty presentation and performance at Northern Michigan University.