- March 29, 2017NMU Grad Promoted at mBank
Eric Wozny (BS 2015) has been promoted from a management trainee to AVP-commercial banking officer by mBank. According to a press release, Wozny started part-time with the company's management trainee program in early 2014 while pursuing his accounting degree from NMU. After graduating, he was promoted to an assistant branch manager as part of the program for the Marquette Branch. Wozny will relocate to the branch in Niagara, Wis., following completion of his training program, to oversee commercial lending in that market.
- March 29, 2017Physics Students Present at Conference
Two NMU physics students presented their research at the national meeting of the American Physical Society, held March 13-17 in New Orleans.
- March 25, 2017New Business Venture Competition Finale March 30
The winner of the 10th annual Northern Michigan University New Business Venture Competition will be decided on Thursday, March 30. Entrepreneurs behind five products or services will participate in the finale. Events include a trade fair display from 1-2 p.m., an oral presentation of business plans from 2-3 p.m. and 3-3:45 p.m., and a 60-second elevator pitch from 5-5:15 p.m. All are open to the public and will be held in the in the University Center Explorer Rooms.
- March 24, 2017Alumna's Novel Becomes Commissioned Play
Erin Celello’s (MFA ’02) second novel, Learning to Stay, has become the first commissioned play presented by Forward Theater in Madison. Its world premiere runs through April 9. Celello’s novel is about a soldier who returns from Iraq with a traumatic brain injury and a wife struggling to understand the man she no longer recognizes. It was featured as the first pick of the Wisconsin State Journal Book Club in 2013. To see an article on the book's transition to a play and Celello's reaction, click here.
- March 24, 2017Climate@Noon Seminar Addresses Tropical Forests' Role
The role of tropical forests in the global carbon cycle will be the topic of the next “Climate@Noon” seminar at Northern Michigan University. George Weiblen from the University of Minnesota will discuss the findings of a ForestGeo plot he established in New Guinea, an island in the southwest Pacific. The event is scheduled for 12 p.m. Friday, March 31, in 1318 Jamrich Hall.
- March 24, 2017Alumna Honored as State's Top Middle School Science Teacher
NMU alumna Leigh Ann (Dalton) Roehm is the 2017 Michigan Middle School Science Teacher of the Year. She was honored March 24 at the Michigan Science Teachers’ Association Conference in Novi.
- March 24, 2017'Cannabis Conundrum' Talk at NMU
The genetics and politics of cannabis will be explored during a presentation on Thursday, March 30, at Northern Michigan University. George Weiblen, University of Minnesota professor of plant and microbial biology and director of the Bell Museum of Natural History, will lead the discussion at 8 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited.
- March 24, 2017Global Citizen Week at NMU
Global Citizen Week, a collaborative event put on by several Northern Michigan University student organizations and community members, will take place March 27-31. Several free events will occur throughout the week, with the goal of creating conversation about what it means to be a global citizen.
- March 23, 2017Update on Al Roker's Visit to 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 by filling the Superior Dome as spectators for Tuesday’s broadcast.
- March 23, 2017Birdsall Wins Broadcasting Awards
Students in NMU’s multimedia journalism major are finding full-time jobs before they graduate. Chelsea Birdsall was hired near the end of her senior year at ABC10 in Ishpeming, and she recently won two professional awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Birdsall won MAB Merit Awards for news anchoring and investigative reporting.