Press Box


  • September 18, 2018
    'Lost Boy of Sudan' Speaks at NMU

    John Dau will present “God Grew Tired of Us: The Lost Boys of Sudan” at Northern Michigan University. He was one of 27,000 boys in the war-torn country forced to flee their villages when the northern government began attacking the south. His talk is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. Admission is free for NMU students and $2 for the general public.  

  • September 17, 2018
    Teachable Moment: Alumna Rescues Student at Black Rocks

    “Reach or throw; don’t go.” NMU alumna and former Wildcat swimmer Shawn Robinson-Sobczak (’98 BS) routinely recites that phrase when she leads swim lessons or serves as a lifeguard instructor. When someone is in distress and it’s not possible to extend a hand to pull the swimmer to safety or throw something that floats, bystanders should not risk their own lives by entering the water. But Robinson-Sobczak has also been a certified lifeguard for 34 years. So when an NMU student took too long to surface after jumping off Black Rocks and a friend struggled to assist him, her rescue instinct took over and she leaped in to help.

  • September 17, 2018
    NMU Dedicates Garden Named for Former Provost

    Northern held a dedication ceremony for the new Paul L. Lang Jr. Garden on Sept. 14. Mona Lang of Marquette honored her late husband, who served as NMU’s provost, by contributing the lead gift to establish and maintain a perennial flower garden on the academic mall. She and their daughter, MacKenzie, attended the dedication.

  • September 14, 2018
    NMU Prof Analyzes K9 Attack for TV Report

    An Atlanta TV station featured NMU Criminal Justice Professor Charlie Mesloh in an investigative report on a K9 attack in Roswell. The dog refused to let go of a teen suspect despite more than 20 commands from his handler. Mesloh, a former police officer and K9 handler, analyzed the dashcam video of the incident frame by frame and says the dog should have been removed from service for remedial training. See the full report here

  • September 14, 2018
    Walk Promotes IDD Inclusion

    The NMU Best Buddies student organization will host a walk to promote inclusion of and support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities on campus. The Best Buddies Friendship walk at NMU will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29. Participants will meet near the “heart of Northern” on the academic mall outside Jamrich Hall.

  • September 13, 2018
    Western Expedition Benefits Zoology Musem

    Two undergraduate students accompanied Northern Michigan University Biology Associate Professor Kurt Galbreath on a month-long expedition in the Rocky Mountains this past summer to expand and diversify the collection of small mammal specimens in the Northern Museum of Zoology. Their work will also help support current and future research projects. 

  • September 13, 2018
    Police Academy Holds Info Session in Escanaba

    The Northern Michigan University (NMU) Regional Police Academy will host an informational meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in room 231 of the Bonifas Building at Bay College.

  • September 13, 2018
    Police Academy Holds Info Session at Gogebic

    The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will host an informational meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in room B-12 of the Solin Business Center at Gogebic Community College.

  • September 13, 2018
    NCLL Hosts Hospice Presentation

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present a panel discussion titled “Under the Care of Hospice” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Mill Creek Senior Living Community Center. The deadline for registering is Thursday, Sept. 27.

  • September 12, 2018
    NMU Woodworkers Inspired at Art Center

    NMU Senior Tim Kruger has long been interested in woodworking, particularly furniture design. But “an epiphany” during a woodturning class led by Professor Jason Schneider convinced him to hone in on his true passion: teaching. Kruger was inspired to apply for a summer workshop at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colo., and received a scholarship to attend. Schneider also returned to “the Ranch,” where he had worked for a decade before joining NMU’s faculty, to teach two summer workshops.