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  • November 16, 2017
    NMU Student Researches Impacts of Gardening

    A Northern Michigan University graduate student this week successfully defended her thesis research that offers support for the benefits of horticultural intervention. Rachel Ochylski of Grosse Pointe found that gardening increased social engagement and reduced self-reported indicators of depression among older adults living in a long-term care facility. It also reduced stress indicators, such as blood pressure and heart rate, among NMU students. Based on their potential to positively impact mental, physical and social well-being, holistic interventions like gardening workshops should be considered in long-term care facilities and educational institutions, she concluded.

  • November 16, 2017
    NMU Partners with Subaru-U

    Northern Michigan University has become the first Subaru University (Subaru-U) in the Upper Peninsula and the second in Michigan. NMU will infuse the corporation’s web-based training into its existing two-year automotive service technology curriculum at no extra cost to students. It will also enhance hands-on learning with the recent addition of three vehicle models donated by Subaru of America. Students will graduate with an industry credential that qualifies them to work at any Subaru dealership.

  • November 16, 2017
    NMU Lights Up the Holidays Nov. 29

    Northern Michigan University will host its 30th annual Lighting Up the Holidays, a free kick off to the season for NMU families, students and community members. It will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the University Center.

  • November 15, 2017
    NMU Foundation Promotes Giving Tuesday

    Northern Michigan University will participate for the first time in Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving, on Nov. 28.  Celebrated after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. The NMU President's Council, Alumni and Foundation Boards. and the NMU Board of Trustees have kickstarted the campaign, with members already pledging significant contributions.  

  • November 14, 2017
    Student Poster Places Third at International Conference

    Northern Michigan University student Elizabeth Rogers of Rhinelander, Wis., won third place in the student poster competition at the 14th International Phytotechnologies Conference in Montreal, Canada. She was the only undergraduate student who received a student award at the conference.

  • November 14, 2017
    NCLL Offers Escape Marquette Program

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a trip to Escape Marquette from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in suite L-4 of the Masonic Building. Escape Marquette is a team-based, skill-building game where players decode clues, piece together puzzles and solve riddles to achieve one goal: escape the room in 60 minutes.

  • November 14, 2017
    NCLL Hosts Talk on Eclipses

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation on eclipses by astronomer Scott Stobbelaar from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in room 101B of the Superior Dome.

  • November 10, 2017
    Psi Chi Receives Funding from Ishpeming Rotary

    The Rotary Club of Ishpeming made a $200 contribution to the Northern Michigan University chapter of Psi Chi, an international honor society that recognizes and promotes excellence in the science and application of psychology. The funds will support Psi Chi’s promotional efforts and community outreach, which includes mental health awareness activities and volunteer service. Pictured are (from left) Lance and Heidi Peterson from the Rotary Club of Ishpeming, student Chatrine “Cat” Johannessen from Psi Chi, and Adam Prus, head of NMU’s Department of Psychological Science.

  • November 10, 2017
    NMU Food Pantry Opens Nov. 15

    The Northern Michigan University Food Pantry, an ASNMU-led initiative to assist the campus community, will be open for the first time from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in room 101B of Gries Hall. The university’s Food Insecurity Committee oversees the pantry.

  • November 10, 2017
    Mandatory Police Academy Meeting Nov. 28

    A mandatory meeting for those attending the next Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will take place from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in 132 Jacobetti Complex. Documentation will be handed out covering the enrollment process for those attending the academy, which begins in May. To sign up, call the NMU Regional Police Academy at 227-1408.