- April 27, 2017Cruz Selected for National Fellows Program
Jessica Cruz, NMU’s chief diversity and Inclusion officer, is one of two candidates selected to participate in the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education’s (NADOHE) Chief Diversity Officer Fellows Program, cohort 4, for the 2017-18 academic year. The program for new and early career chief diversity officers provides fellows with mentoring by a senior-level officers and guided professional development experiences.
- April 27, 2017NMU Selects Commencement Student Speaker, Soloist
Entrepreneurship major Jeulani Gahiji of Chicago is Northern Michigan University’s May 2017 student commencement speaker. Her speech will address learning, self-care and persistence. Richard Frankowski of Mundelein, Ill., will be the student soloist at the ceremony. He will lead the singing of the university’s alma mater, “Hail Northern,” and the national anthem.
- April 26, 2017Beaumier Exhibit Inspires 'Michigan History' Magazine Feature
The May/June issue of Michigan History magazine includes a feature related to a recent Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center exhibition. The article is titled “Ghost Towns of the Upper Peninsula: A Photographic Journey.” It was co-authored by Dan Truckey, Beaumier Center director, who did the fieldwork of taking photos and collecting historic images, and student assistant Elizabeth Fust, who did most of the research and writing. See the story here. An exhibit website is available online here.
- April 26, 2017Ferrarini Article Addresses North, South Korea Economic Disparity
Tawni Ferrarini, Sam M. Cohodas Professor of Economics at NMU, co-authored an article published by the Foreign Policy Research Institute titled "Why Do Some Nations Prosper? The Case of North and South Korea." Both started out as poor nations after WWII. South Korea has benefitted from a democratic government and market economy to achieve the same wealth as Western European nations, on average. North Korea remains at the bottom of the world’s development ladder, with its citizens “doomed to a life of poverty, uncertain personal security and isolation from most of the world.” Ferrarini and co-author Lucien Ellington of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga suggest that institutions matter, especially those that facilitate economic growth for any nations. Read the article here.
- April 25, 2017NMU Grad Promoted to Prison Warden
NMU criminal justice graduate Sherman Campbell (1992) recently became warden at Gus Harrison Correctional Facility, a multi-security men's prison. He has been serving with the Department of Corrections for 22 years. Campbell told the Daily Telegram in Adrian that Gus Harrison is a busy facility with many important facets, including a large population of prisoners with mental health issues. He wants the facility to be a team environment that emphasizes training and positivity. Read the story here.
- April 25, 2017NCLL Offers North Country Trail Hike
The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a hike on the North Country National Scenic Trail from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9. Lorana Jinkerson, president of the local NCT Hikers chapter, will lead the 3.5-mile walk.
- April 24, 2017NMU Seaborg Center Offers Isle Royale Summer Expedition
Registration closes May 1 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.
- April 24, 2017Jennings to Deliver Commencement Keynote
Jason Jennings, bestselling author and internationally recognized authority on leadership, growth and innovation, will be the keynote speaker at Northern Michigan University’s commencement on Saturday, May 6. The Negaunee native will also receive an honorary Doctor of Business degree. Jennings attended NMU for one year in 1970 before transferring to the University of Detroit Mercy, where he earned a a bachelor's degree in political science.
- April 21, 2017NMU Student Places Third in Cyber Security Challenge
Northern Michigan University student Christopher Abbott won third place in the 2017 Cyber Security Challenge at the Association of Information Technology National Collegiate Conference. The qualification round for the Cyber Security Challenge included a 60-minute written test on computer security, methods and tools. More than 85 individuals competed.
- April 21, 2017Wright Receives AAUW Award
Northern Michigan University information systems student Mattie Wright recently won the 2017 Martha Griffiths Award from the Marquette Branch of the American Association of University Women. The Tecumseh native received $250, a certificate and a recognition dinner.