Press Box


  • July 26, 2016
    Percussive Attack Camp Concert Aug. 5

    Percussive Attack Camp will wrap up a week-long study of music at Northern Michigan University with a free public concert on Friday, Aug. 5. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall

  • July 25, 2016
    NMU Student Teaches Visually Impaired Woman to Golf

    When student Whitney Kulich reported to her job at the NMU Golf Course one afternoon, there was an intriguing handwritten phone message left on the counter in the clubhouse. It said that a “62-year-old visually impaired woman wanted to learn to hit a ball off a tee.” Gretchen Preston had accepted a challenge to play in a Leader Dogs for the Blind charity tournament next year and wondered if anyone at the course might be able to give her lessons. Kulich was eager to return the call.

  • July 21, 2016
    NCLL Hosts Architecture Presentation

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation titled "Architecture Today," featuring Studio RAD architects and founders Joe Rom and Joy Carcillo. They will discuss their current projects, including the renovation of a local house, a 19th century barn conversion and the Ore Dock BotEco Center. 

  • July 20, 2016
    NCLL Tours Humboldt Ore Processing Mill

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a tour of the Humboldt Ore Processing Mill, formerly utilized by Cleveland Cliffs Iron. It had numerous occupants until 2006, when it was purchased by Rio Tinto. Ore processing began again in 2014 after a $275 million investment to bring the historic mill back into operation.

  • July 18, 2016
    NMU Presentation Celebrates Tobacco-free Anniversary

    As part of the UP4Health Challenge, Northern Michigan University will host a presentation titled "It Takes a Village: Going Tobacco-free at NMU." The university is celebrating its second anniversary as a tobacco-free campus. 

  • July 15, 2016
    NMU Named 'College of Distinction'

    Northern Michigan University has been named a 2016-17 College of Distinction for its “engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes.” Those are four qualities that Colleges of Distinction considers in releasing its annual recommendations designed to match parents and students with the right college.

  • July 15, 2016
    NCLL Offers BSB Farms Tour

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a tour of BSB Farms in Skandia on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Owners Luke and Heather Bell will guide participants around their farm, which has about 4,000 cage-free Isa Brown chickens that lay eggs for NMU and other local outlets. 

  • July 13, 2016
    NMU Honored for Commitment to Student Veterans

    NMU was one of 15 colleges and universities recently honored for their commitment to helping student veterans transition from the military to college life through the Michigan Veteran Education Initiative. 

  • July 11, 2016
    NMU Class Unearths Beaver Island History

    Beaver Island is located on Lake Michigan, a two-hour ferry ride from Charlevoix. Its residents have included Native Americans, French fur trappers and traders, a Mormon sect called the Strangites whose leader declared himself king, and Irish immigrants. There was even a “secretive émigré from Russia who dispensed medical help to the islanders without charge,” according to the Beaver Beacon. Despite its unique and fascinating past, relatively little physical evidence of the island’s early history exists. NMU’s summer archaeological field school is helping to fill that void while giving students hands-on experience in excavation techniques and artifact analysis.

  • July 11, 2016
    Students Expand Perspective of Birds

    NMU students who participated in a recent field ornithology class recorded interactions with more than 175 bird species in various habitats. They saw raptors pepper the sky over Brockway Mountain during the spring migration, owls being banded by researchers at the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory and barn swallows nesting beneath the bridge where the AuTrain River spills into Lake Superior. Some were surprised to spot American white pelicans this far north.