Press Box


  • April 25, 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. Truckey said an exhibit website will be functional soon. See the story 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 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
    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
    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
    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.