Press Box


  • February 11, 2016
    'Native Voices' Panel and Reception Feb. 18

    Northern Michigan University will host a panel discussion and opening reception to coincide with the national touring exhibition, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness.” Both events will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18., and are open to the public.

  • February 10, 2016
    NMU Student Earns New York Internship

    Northern Michigan University education major Gwen Hoenke of Marquette has been awarded an internship with Uncommon Charter Schools in Brooklyn, N.Y. She will teach mathematics in a middle school classroom to students who need extra help during the summer months. The internship includes a $3,500 stipend and room and board.

  • February 10, 2016
    Governor's Budget Includes Higher Ed Increase

    Gov. Rick Snyder’s fiscal year 2017 executive budget released Wednesday includes an overall appropriations increase of 4.3 percent, or $61.2 million, for Michigan’s public universities. The tuition cap required to qualify for “performance funding” also has increased to 4.8 percent, compared with 3.2 percent last year. Under the governor’s plan, Northern Michigan University would receive a 3.9 percent increase: $45.1 million for operations and $1.8 million in performance funding. 

  • February 9, 2016
    Free Open Skate During NMU Winterfest

    Northern Michigan University's Winterfest celebration will include a free open skate for campus and community members. The event is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Berry Events Center. Participants can join Wildcat Willy and NMU athletes on the ice. There will also be music by Double Trouble DJs and a photo booth. Skate rentals are free, but it is highly recommended that attendees bring their own, if possible. For more information on other Winterfest activities, visit

  • February 9, 2016
    Northern Climate Network Addresses Culpability

    The Northern Climate Network at Northern Michigan University will continue its colloquium series with “How Should We Think About Culpability for Climate Change?” NMU philosophy professor Zac Cogley will address the topic at noon on Friday, Feb. 19, in 1320 Jamrich Hall.

  • February 9, 2016
    President's Day Poli Palooza at NMU

    Northern Michigan University political science student organizations will celebrate President’s Day by hosting Poli Palooza, a voter registration and information event on Monday, Feb. 15. They invite all who may be interested in learning more about the presidential candidates from both major parties and discussing the issues and challenges facing the United States. Local elected officials and those running for local office also will attend.  

  • February 8, 2016
    NMU to Screen Royal Opera Production

    The Northern Michigan University music department will present a screening of the Royal Opera production of Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro). The event is scheduled at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in the Jamrich Hall auditorium, room 1100.


  • February 8, 2016
    Valentine's Dinner at Wildcat Den

    NMU Dining will transform the Wildcat Den for a four-course Sweethearts Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 14. The meal will feature a choice of three chef-selected entrées, a mocktail drink bar, dessert cart and a sweetheart photo booth.

  • February 5, 2016
    Students' Life-Saving Efforts Recognized

    The Marquette Police Department recognized NMU students Maria Kiilunen and Darrin Koivisto for their life-saving efforts after a man fell through the ice near the Lower Harbor Ore Dock.

  • February 5, 2016
    Adult Health Screenings Focus of Your Health Lecture

    The next presentation in the Your Health lecture series at Northern Michigan University will be titled “Staying Healthy: Appropriate Health Screenings for Adults.” It is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in Reynolds Recital Hall in the C.B. Hedgcock Building. Dr. David Walsworth of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine will be the presenter. The public is invited free of charge.