Press Box


  • September 24, 2017
    NMU Honors Alumni Awards Recipients

    Seven Northern Michigan University alumni were honored during Homecoming festivities Sept. 22-23 for significant achievements in their fields, substantial contributions to society and demonstrated exceptional leadership and civic qualities. The recipients and their awards were: Paul Blemberg (’72 BS) of Alexandria, Va., and Todd Holmstrom (’90 BA) of Mohawk, Mich., Distinguished Alumni; Kevin Chandler (’00 BS, ’03 MPA) of New Haven, Mich., and Ron Fonger (’86 BS) of Flushing, Mich., Alumni Achievement; Jim Jenkin, (’81 BS, ’84 MBA) of Appleton, Wis., Alumni Service; and Joshua Ewalt (’08 BS) of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Lee Francisco (’02 BS and ’05 MS) of Marquette, Outstanding Young Alumni.

  • September 22, 2017
    NMU Board Approves Budget, Capital Outlay Request

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved a 2017-18 general fund operating budget of about $110 million. The budget is $2.2 million, or 2.1 percent, higher than last year. The increase is attributed mainly to contractual obligations and inflationary cost increases related to supplies, materials and support of designated operations and services.

  • September 22, 2017
    'In the Footsteps of Marco Polo' Talk at NMU

    Photographer and adventurer Denis Belliveau traveled in the footsteps of Marco Polo from Italy to China and back. He wrote about his travels and produced a 2008 documentary for PBS, In the Footsteps of Marco Polo. Belliveau will be an "Explorer in Residence" at NMU Sept. 25-29 and will give a public presentation from 6:15-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free. A buffet of Central Asian desserts prepared by NMU chef Nathan Mileski will be available before the presentation from 5:30-6:15 p.m.

  • September 22, 2017
    NMU Police Academy Holds Informational Meetings

    Northern Michigan University’s Regional Police Academy will host informational meetings at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, and Wednesday, Oct. 4, in room 132 of the Jacobetti Complex. Those interested in attending the academy from May-August 2018 are encouraged to attend one of the 45-minute sessions.

  • September 22, 2017
    NCLL Offers RV Seminar

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a Recreational Vehicle Seminar from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 and Thursday, Oct. 5, at Hilltop RV. Dave Korpi from Hilltop RV will provide information and answer questions about Recreational Vehicles to help with your purchase decision. After an introduction, attendees will have the opportunity to tour different models on their lot.

  • September 22, 2017
    One Book One Community Oct. Events Planned

    One Book One Community program has planned October events related to this year’s selection, Wolf’s Mouth by John Smolens, NMU professor emeritus. The novel features a World War II Italian officer in a Prisoner of War camp in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the ruthless camp commandant and the officer’s adventures with an American woman after his escape to postwar Detroit.

  • September 22, 2017
    NMU College of Business Hosts Entrepreneurship Celebration

    Northern Michigan University’s College of Business is hosting a “Celebration of Entrepreneurship.” The event will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in the first-floor atrium of the University Center. There is no cost to attend. Lunch and a t-shirt are included.

  • September 22, 2017
    Seaborg Center Offers Fall College for Kids

    The Northern Michigan University Seaborg Center will offer fall College for Kids programs designed for students in grades K-6. They will be held on the last weekend in September and October. All classes run from 9 a.m. to noon and cost $8. To register, visit or contact the Seaborg Center at 227-2002.

  • September 21, 2017
    NMU Hosts Artist Alexis Rockman for 'Great Lakes Cycle'

    American contemporary artist Alexis Rockman will visit Northern Michigan University to participate in a series of October events titled “The Great Lakes Cycle: Art + Science with Alexis Rockman.” The artist is known for his paintings of future landscapes depicting the impact of climate change, species extinction and evolution influenced by genetic engineering. He collaborated with Oscar-winning director Ang Lee on concepts for the Life of Pi film. His work has also been exhibited at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Camden Art Center in London and other galleries and museums around the world.

  • September 21, 2017
    NMU AFSCME Union Ratifies Contract

    Northern Michigan University’s AFSCME 1094 union, which represents food services staff, maintenance employees and police officers, has ratified a three-year contract. The vote passed 79 to 8.