- August 26, 2016DeVos 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, 2016U-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 26, 2016NMU 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, 2016NMU 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 24, 2016Three NMU Programs Score 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Exams
Northern Michigan University’s surgical technology, radiography and clinical laboratory technician associate-degree programs all reported 100 percent pass rates among 2016 graduates on their respective national certifying exams.
- August 24, 2016NMU 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, 2016NMU 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, 2016Former 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 17, 2016NMU Foundation Trustees Establish Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen
Members of the Northern Michigan University Foundation Board of Trustees recently contributed more than $28,000, including a challenge gift from an anonymous trustee, to endow a new scholarship for incoming freshmen.
- August 16, 2016NMU 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.