Press Box


  • February 20, 2017
    Artists with U.P. Connections Featured at DeVos

    A new exhibit featuring work by artists connected to the Upper Peninsula opens Monday, Feb. 27, at Northern Michigan University’s Devos Art Museum. The exhibit will feature work by painter Michael Friend, an NMU alumnus, and ceramic artist Scott Leipski. A reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 6, shortly before the exhibit closes on Sunday, April 9.

  • February 17, 2017
    NMU Board Approves Housing and Dining Rates

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved housing and dining rates for the 2017-18 academic year. The cost of a standard double-occupancy room and the “gold constant meal pass” dining option in the established residence halls will be $5,039 per semester, an increase of $237. The cost of a double-occupancy shared suite and meal plan in two new residential units under construction will be $5,432 per semester, a difference of less than $100 per month compared with the remaining facilities.

  • February 17, 2017
    Family Communication and Mental Health Scholar Presents at NMU

    Northern Michigan University alumna Alesia Woszidlo will present a colloquium on her work with the Kansas Women’s Leadership Institute on Friday, Feb. 24, at NMU. She specializes in family communication and mental health as an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas.

  • February 16, 2017
    Winterfest Tailgate Feb. 24

    Northern Michigan University's Special Events Committee will host the inaugural WinterFest Tailgate from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, before the NMU-Michigan Tech hockey game. The tailgate will be held in a heated tent between the PEIF and the Berry Events Center. 

  • February 16, 2017
    'Drugs: More Dangerous Than You Think' Talk at NMU

    Forensic Scientist Zach Blaksmith and addiction medicine physican Dr. John Lehtinen will present “Drugs: More Dangerous Than You Think” at Northern Michigan University. Their talk begins at  7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Jamrich Hall Auditorium. A question-and-answer session will follow. The NMU Forensic Biochemistry Club is sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public. 

  • February 16, 2017
    Police-Community Relations Forum at NMU

    Northern Michigan University will host a Police-Community Relations Forum from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in room 122 of the Jacobetti Complex. The forum is structured for a maximum attendance of 100. It is presented by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).

  • February 15, 2017
    NMU Quiz Bowl Claims Highest Sectionals Finish

    Northern Michigan University Quiz Bowl recorded its best-ever finish at sectionals at the recent tournament held in Minneapolis. Senior Annika Peterson finished her quiz bowl career with second place in individual scoring among all Division II players, with an average of 63 points per game. That is the equivalent of answering about one-third of all questions, said Michael Joy, faculty adviser and coach.

  • February 15, 2017
    'Building Madness' U.S. Premiere at NMU

    Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre will present the U.S. premiere of Building Madness by Kate Danley, winner of the Panowski Playwriting Competition. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22-Saturday, Feb. 25, with a 1 p.m. matinee performance Saturday.

  • February 14, 2017
    Schultz featured on 'American Dream' Series

    NMU alumnus and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is one of five influential leaders profiled in CNNMoney's new documentary series, The American Dream: New York. Schultz describes how his athletic ability enabled him to escape the Brooklyn projects for NMU before he went on to "create a business empire that revolutionized the way Americans consume coffee." Schultz will step down from Starbucks' top post in April. He will serve as executive chairman, focusing on "innovation, premium offerings and, most importantly, social impact." To see the CNNMoney report, including photos of Schultz speaking at NMU commencement, click here.

  • February 14, 2017
    Superior Dental Day Registration Feb. 27-28

    Registration will be open Feb. 27-28 for Superior Dental Day, an event offering free oral health care services for uninsured and underinsured adults from Marquette, Alger and Baraga counties. The Upper Peninsula Area Health Education Center (UP-AHEC) based at Northern Michigan University is hosting the event. Qualifying adults, at up to 250 percent of the federal poverty line, can register by calling 227-1628 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the two dates. Dental Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 15.