Press Box


  • April 20, 2018
    Alumnus Profiled for Digital Marketing Savvy

    NMU alumnus Mylan Murphy (BA 2012, MS 2014) was featured in an "Akron Beacon Journal" article related to the innovative technology he's employing through his Akron-based digital media company, OriginTD. Murphy is reported to be one of few entrepreneurs in the area using a camera that allows the user to digitally scan an area, creating a virtual reality tour for online visitors. His entrepreneurial spirit began in middle school with a T-shirt design business. Read the full story here.

  • April 19, 2018
    Patagonia Designer to Visit NMU

    Geoffrey Holstad, senior graphic designer at Patagonia Clothing, will visit Northern Michigan University's School of Art and Design April 25-26 to conduct a workshop and give a presentation. Holstad is a plein air graphic designer and citizen meteorologist based in Ojai, Calif. In addition to his role at Patagonia, he serves on the Environmental Media Grants Council and is the co-founder and director of Cabin-Time, a roaming creative residency to remote places.  

  • April 19, 2018
    NMU Class Helps Paralympian Improve Performance

    After placing eighth in the 200-meter sprint kayak at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, Kelly Allen was eager to elevate her performance. She possesses the upper-body strength required to paddle swiftly, but has no left leg function to push off the foot board and achieve maximum power on her stroke. The Kingsford native’s left femur, patella and fibula have been missing since birth and her hip is underdeveloped. NMU Professor Sarah Clarke challenged students in her advanced mechanical kinesiology course to work with Allen and her longtime prosthetist Lynn Vanwelsenaers to design a custom prosthetic device that would allow the athlete to harness energy from her left side. Allen was on campus April 16-17 for fittings and related assessments in and out of the PEIF pool.

  • April 18, 2018
    Alumna's Poetry Set to Music by Local Composer

    Northern Michigan University alumna and poet Kathleen M. Heideman ('94 MA) has contributed text for an original choral cantata, “The Night Psalms.” The newly commissioned work by local composer Griffin Candey will premiere as part of the Marquette Choral Society concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in Reynolds Recital Hall.

  • April 18, 2018
    MA Candidates Present Theses

    Candidates for Northern Michigan University’s Master of Arts in English program will read their thesis projects on Sunday, April 29, at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. The event will be structured into two sessions from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m., respectively. This free event is hosted by the NMU Department of English.

  • April 18, 2018
    Sensory-Friendly 'Tarzan' Performance Rescheduled

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre has rescheduled its modified performance of the musical Tarzan, which is geared toward children and adults who are on the autism spectrum or have sensory issues. Inclement weather forced the cancellation of the show last weekend, but it will now be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 22. 

  • April 18, 2018
    NMU Senior Art Exhibited

    Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum is hosting an exhibition featuring the work of graduating seniors. The show will be on display through a closing reception scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 4. 

  • April 17, 2018
    Library Offers Therapy Dogs for Finals

    NMU's Lydia M. Olson Library will again host therapy dogs from Superiorland Pet Partners to help students de-stress for final exams. Dogs will be available from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 26, and Tuesday, May 1. The library will also have some materials available for coloring, as well as some resource information to help students cope with the stress of exams.

  • April 17, 2018
    College of Business Hosts 'Kevat Juhla'

    The Northern Michigan University College of Business will host its 2018 spring celebration titled “Kevat Juhla” from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the University Center. The event will celebrate the achievements and contributions of faculty, staff, students and alumni throughout the past year.

  • April 16, 2018
    NMU Senior Recital April 21

    The Northern Michigan University Music Department will present alto saxophonist Kayla Wiltzius in her senior recital at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in Reynolds Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.