Press Box


  • June 27, 2017
    State 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, 2017
    NMU 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, 2017
    NMU 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, 2017
    NMU 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, 2017
    AQIP 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, 2017
    NMU 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, 2017
    NMU 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, 2017
    NMU 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.

  • June 9, 2017
    Alumnus Named CEO of Armed Forces Retirement Home

    NMU alumnus Timothy Kangas (BS 1988, MPA 1990) was recently appointed chief operating officer at the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH), which has been providing care to America's veterans since 1831.