- March 22, 2017NMU Seaborg Center Offers Isle Royale Summer Expedition
Registration is open 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.
- March 22, 2017Alumnus Joins Miron Construction
NMU alumnus Eric Brandt (BS 2016) recently joined Miron Construction as a project manager at the company's corporate headquarters in Neenah, Wis. According to a press release, he will be responsible for providing direct management of construction projects, including handling construction and building challenges, purchasing materials, creating and following schedules, and monitoring and reporting on financial issues related to projects. Prior to joining Miron, Brandt worked at the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority in Marquette.
- March 22, 2017NMU Presents April Exercise Science Seminars
Northern Michigan University’s 2017 Exercise Science Seminar Series will continue every Monday through April 24. NMU second-year graduate students in exercise science are presenting their research. The following April events all begin at 6:15 p.m. in room 241 of the Physical Education Instructional Facility (PEIF). The public is invited.
- March 22, 2017Update on Al Roker's 'Today' Show Broadcast from NMU
Al Roker will broadcast live from the Superior Dome during NBC’s Today show on Tuesday, March 28. He is visiting Northern Michigan University as students attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest game of freeze tag. Faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to support this rare opportunity to showcase NMU and Marquette before a national audience. They are invited to fill the Superior Dome as spectators for Tuesday’s broadcast and greet Roker at Sawyer International Airport on Monday, March 27.
- March 21, 2017MPA Grad Assumes Monroe YMCA Post
NMU alumnus Corey Welch (MPA 2016) is the new mission advancement director at the Monroe Family YMCA in Monroe, Mich. He previously served as constituent relations director to state Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, serving as a liaison between Lansing and Monroe and Lenawee counties.
- March 21, 2017Faculty Candidate Presents Biology Seminar
A faculty candidate for lake fish biologist will present "Foodweb Forethought: Understanding and Managing Fisheries in a Changing World." Tyler Tunney of the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin will give the talk at 4 p.m. Friday, March 24, in 1320 Jamrich Hall.
- March 21, 2017Students Can Attend Native American Conference for Free
The Michigan Indian Education Council will hold its 2017 Native American Critical Issues Conference at NMU March 23-25. Registration is $150, but NMU students can attend free with an ID (no meals provided). To register, or for more information, click here.
- March 20, 2017NMU Students Assist Alumni-Owned Business
Northern Michigan University students recently gained some real-world experience developing public relations tactics for an alumni-owned business in Marquette. Professor Thomas Isaacson's introductory public relations class pitched their suggestions for Nestledown, a Scandinavian-style bed and breakfast across from Lake Superior, to owners Ken and Sue Schauland.
- March 20, 2017Economics Grad Appointed to BASF Post in Brazil
Gisela Pinheiro (2001 BS) is the new vice president of BASF’s Materials and Functional Solutions for South America in São Paolo, Brazil. She’s had experience in the chemical industry since 2004, previously serving in several capacities with the Dow Chemical Company in Michigan and Brazil. Pinheiro began her career as an internal auditor at Ernst & Young. She earned her MBA in finance from Ibmec Business School in Rio de Janeiro. She actively participates in programs related to women’s empowerment, diversity and inclusion, change management, innovation and people development.
- March 20, 2017NMU Joins Worldwide Earth Hour Movement
Northern Michigan University will participate in the worldwide Earth Hour movement by shutting of residence hall lights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25. The annual event encourages individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their lights for one hour to raise global awareness about environmental issues.