- March 1, 2017NMU 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, 2017NMU 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.
- February 28, 2017NMU 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 28, 2017Muslim 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 27, 2017Folk 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.
- February 24, 2017NMU 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 24, 2017NMU 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 23, 2017Marijuana 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, 2017NMU 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, 2017NCLL 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.