- June 29, 2017Cigarettes' Impacts on Environment, Body Addressed
The impacts of tobacco litter on the environment and of cigarettes on the human body will be addressed at a UP4Health Challenge Event titled “Nine Lives of a Cigarette Butt.” This free event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, in the third-floor atrium of Lydia Olson Library at Northern Michigan University.
- June 27, 2017State Grant Supports Invent@NMU, Innovate Marquette SmartZone Collaboration
Northern Michigan University has received a $1.15 million grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to implement a collaborative operating agreement involving Invent@NMU and the Innovate Marquette SmartZone. Both entities have developed distinct approaches toward the common goal of promoting regional economic development. The new grant-funded partnership enables them to continue that work collectively and more efficiently from one location, enhancing the services provided to inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs.
- June 27, 2017NMU Union Ratifies Contract
Northern Michigan University’s technical and office professionals (UAW Local 1950) have ratified a three-year contract, with 63 percent of voting members approving the proposal. The union is composed of 134 employees.
- June 23, 2017NMU Grad Among Food Truck 'Soldiers'
NMU alumna Joanna (Serbinski) Miller (’05 BS) is featured in a “Soldiers of Food Truck Nation” article in the June issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. She and her husband, Jeff, operate MMMM Food Truck, as in "Mmmm" or Multiple Millers Making Meals. Joanna began working in a restaurant at 16 and later studied hospitality management at NMU. She has 20 years’ experience in the field. The couple operates the food truck in the summer and Joanna works at Red Ginger in Traverse City during the fall/winter. Read the feature here.
- June 19, 2017NMU Ranks 13th for Best Insurance and Risk Management Program
Northern Michigan University offers one of the nation’s best bachelor’s degree programs in insurance and risk management, according to Online Accounting Degree Programs. NMU ranks 13th in a recent listing published on the organization’s website.
- June 19, 2017AQIP Site Visit Report Available Online
The AQIP Evaluation Team has submitted NMU’s final Comprehensive Quality Review Report regarding the site visit that took place in March. After reviewing the report, the Higher Learning Commission will provide NMU with a letter of accreditation status.
- June 16, 2017'Remove the Label' Campaign Wins CASE Gold Award
NMU’s “Remove the Label” campaign, designed to raise awareness about the damaging impact of stereotypes, received a Circle of Excellence Gold Award for diversity programs from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
- June 14, 2017NMU Names Hockey Rink in Comley's Honor
The ice surface in the Berry Events Center at Northern Michigan University is being named “Rick Comley Rink” in honor of the longtime head coach. Comley spent 26 years behind the Wildcat bench and guided NMU to the 1991 NCAA Division I Championship.
- June 14, 2017NMU Board Approves SmartZone Operating Agreement, Property Rental
The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees approved a collaborative operating agreement involving Invent@NMU and Innovate Marquette SmartZone. It also authorized a no-cost rental arrangement with the Michigan Department of Corrections that enables NMU to begin developing the future site of its forensic research outdoor station (FROST) before the previously approved property transfer is completed. The board held a special session Wednesday morning to take action on timely agenda items that needed to be addressed before the next regularly scheduled meeting.
- June 13, 2017NMU Documentary Wins Michigan Emmy
A documentary produced by Northern Michigan University professor Dwight Brady and students in his multimedia journalism class earned a Michigan Emmy Award at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' annual gala June 10 in Detroit. Boxed In explores how some big-box retailers have successfully argued to the Michigan Tax Tribunal that their valuations should be compared to older big-box stores elsewhere in the state that closed and remain vacant.