News Bureau


  • 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
    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 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 19, 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 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.