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  • September 21, 2018
    NMU Board Invests in Strategic Plan

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved a 2018-19 general fund operating budget of nearly $113.8 million. The budget is $3.7 million, or 3.4 percent, higher than last year. The university is advancing its strategic plan with investments in student scholarships, new academic programs, a student success center and athletics. The increase also covers contractual obligations and inflationary cost increases related to utilities, supplies and other expenses.

  • September 21, 2018
    New Wildcat Statue Unveiled

    Northern’s new bronze wildcat statue, a much-anticipated addition to the campus landscape, was unveiled and dedicated Sept. 21. It is installed on top of a boulder surrounded by a hardscape patio, creating an impressive gateway to the academic mall and a likely photo location for students and visitors. The statue was made possible through a gift from the estate of former NMU Board of Trustees chair and longtime NMU supporter Gil Ziegler (’60 BS).

  • September 21, 2018
    Speaker Addresses Cannabis and Anxiety

    Northern Michigan University alumnus Robert Torrence ('15 MS) will return to campus to give a presentation titled "Residual and acute effects of cannabis on emotional processing in anxiety disorders." His talk is scheduled from 4-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in Jamrich 1100. It is open to the public. 

  • September 20, 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 20, 2018
    Western Expedition Benefits Zoology Museum

    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 20, 2018
    NMU Reports Increases in New Students, Undergrads

    Northern Michigan University’s new student enrollment has increased 9.9 percent this fall, thanks to a second consecutive year of growth in first-time freshmen and a significant boost in transfer students. New freshmen numbers are up by 107, or 7.1 percent. Transfers have increased by 81, or nearly 20 percent, according to the university’s 10th day enrollment report. NMU's total undergraduate population also increased for the first time in eight years. It is up by 71 students, or 1 percent, over last fall.

  • September 19, 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 19, 2018
    NMU Holds Community-Wide Ice Cream Social

    Northern Michigan University held a community-wide ice cream social as part of Homecoming week on Sept. 18. There was a good turnout of students, faculty, staff and Marquette-area residents, despite the drop in temperature from previous days. Fritz and Jan Erickson assisted Dining Services staff in serving up waffle cones and bowls with scoops of vanilla or mint Mackinac Island fudge. The event also featured Double Trouble DJs music, large lawn games and bounce houses. See the remaining schedule of Homecoming activities for alumni and community members here.

  • 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 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
    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 Expands Homecoming Activities

    Northern Michigan University's 2018 Homecoming celebration will feature a full slate of activities for alumni and community members Sept. 18-22. Special additions this year include a community-wide ice cream social, the unveiling and dedication of a new Wildcat statue on campus, the premiere of a documentary on the 1975 national champion football team and a dedication of The Woods student housing complex. The following events are free, unless otherwise indicated.

  • 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.

  • September 12, 2018
    NMU to Host Marquette-Alger College Fair

    Northern Michigan University will host the Marquette/Alger Counties College Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Don H. Bottum University Center Great Lakes Rooms. The program will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. and is open to high school students and their parents.

  • September 12, 2018
    Author Nicole Walker to Give Reading at NMU

    The English department at Northern Michigan University will kick off its annual Visiting Writers Series with a reading by notable essayist and author Nicole Walker from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. The reading will be in Jamrich Hall 1318 and is open to the public. The event is the first of several that will take place on campus throughout the 2018-19 academic year. 

  • September 11, 2018
    NMU Reports Increase in New Students

    Northern Michigan University’s new student enrollment has increased 9.9 percent this fall, thanks to a second consecutive year of growth in first-time freshmen and a significant boost in transfer students. New freshmen numbers are up by 107, or 7.1 percent. Transfers have increased by 81, or nearly 20 percent, according to the university’s 10th day enrollment report.

  • September 10, 2018
    NMU Offers GetFit Program

    The Northern Michigan University School of Health and Human Performance is accepting new campus and community members for the 2018 GetFit Program starting Monday, Sept. 17.

  • September 7, 2018
    Alumnus Named CFO

    Adam Gingery ('04 BS) is the new chief financial officer at Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin, Wis. He has been working in the healthcare industry for more than a decade, previously serving as the CFO at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. Gingery received his bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration and computer information systems from NMU. He has served on numerous boards, is an active member of the Wisconsin Hospital Association and the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative and also is a National Rural Health Association Fellow.

  • September 7, 2018
    NMU's UNITED Conference Sept. 24-25

    he 13th annual UNITED Conference will be held Sept. 24-25 at Northern Michigan University. UNITED is a yearly conference composed of a broad range of presentations and films focusing on diversity and inclusion. This year’s speakers and events will address such topics as social justice, human rights and gender studies.

  • September 7, 2018
    Speaker Uses Humor to Address Sexual Behavior

    Social sexuality educator and comic storyteller Cindy Pierce will combine humor and research to give Northern Michigan University students advice about navigating hook-up culture as well as the dos and don’ts of engaging in sexual behavior.

  • September 6, 2018
    Foundation Reports Private Giving Increase

    The NMU Foundation is pleased to report a 34 percent year-over-year increase in outright gifts, pledges and expectancies for fiscal year 2018 totaling more than $6.3 million. The amount includes funding for an endowed professorship established by Dr. Mark Lovell (’77 BS) and his wife, Eileen. Departments received direct funds totaling about $1.6 million. Combined with FY 2017 gains, private giving has nearly doubled over the past two fiscal years.

  • September 6, 2018
    NMU Expands Homecoming Activities

    Northern Michigan University's 2018 Homecoming celebration will feature a full slate of activities for alumni and community members Sept. 18-22. Three special additions this year include a community-wide ice cream social, the unveiling and dedication of a new Wildcat statue on campus and the premiere of a documentary on the 1975 national champion football team. The following events are free, unless otherwise indicated.

  • September 6, 2018
    PR Grads, Professor Present in England

    May NMU graduates Abby Cook and Jami Hogeboom, along with Professor Tom Isaacson, recently presented a case study on the evolution of public relations at the International History of Public Relations Conference in Bournemouth, England.

  • September 6, 2018
    Berens Brings 'Manitowoc Minute' to NMU

    Comedian Charlie Berens, the camouflage-clad host of the popular “Manitowoc Minute” online video series, will bring a live version of the show to Northern Michigan University. The Wisconsin native will discuss local headlines, da Packers and all things Midwestern during the Marquette stop of his “Oh My Gosh Tour.” His show begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in Forest Roberts Theatre. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students and $5 for NMU students.

  • September 5, 2018
    Presentation Explores Trump-Era Political Currents

    Northern Michigan University’s Political Science and Public Administration Department will present a discussion titled “The Rise of Authoritarianism and Other Dangerous Political Currents in the Trump Era.” The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. It is free and open to the public.

  • September 5, 2018
    'Tribal Justice' Film and Discussion at NMU

    Northern Michigan University's Center for Native American Studies and the Michigan Supreme Court State Administration Office will present a free screening of the documentary, “Tribal Justice,” followed by a panel discussion featuring five judges. The event begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Whitman Hall commons at NMU. 

  • September 4, 2018
    NMU Hosts Run for Special Olympics

    Northern Michigan University will host a community Law Enforcement Torch Run/Walk for Special Olympics on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is the largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan's program generates financial support for more than 23,000 athletes who compete in Special Olympics in the state.

  • September 3, 2018
    Alumna Joins UPHS Emergency Medicine Staff

    Dr. Shawn Brown ('07 BA) has joined the UP Health System-Marquette Emergency Medicine staff. She earned her NMU bachelor's degree in athletic athletic training with a minor in Emergency Medical Services before attending the University of Michigan Medical School. Brown previously served as a physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine for St. Luke’s Hospital, working clinically in the ED as well as serving as the physician liaison for emergency preparedness and mass casualty planning.

  • August 31, 2018
    Kayakers Complete Lake Superior Circle

    Two NMU students and two alumni successfully completed their quest to circumnavigate Lake Superior by kayak to raise awareness of the importance of clean water and funding for nonprofits that protect the Great Lakes. They departed in May and paddled the final leg of their 1,500-mile journey into Presque Isle beach Aug. 30. 

  • August 31, 2018
    Marquette Climate March Sept. 8

    The Northern Climate Network will host a Marquette Climate March from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Marquette Commons. Marquette is among thousands of cities creating awareness for environmental change and participating in the People’s Climate Movement this year.

  • August 30, 2018
    Police Academy Holds Graduation

    Northern Michigan University’s Regional Police Academy recently held its graduation ceremony. Fourteen recruits were given certificates of completion after 16 weeks of training that revolves around a curriculum set forth by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).  For more information regarding the NMU Regional Police Academy, call 906-227-1408. The following recruits graduated:

  • August 30, 2018
    U.P. History and Culture Symposium Sept. 7

    For nearly two decades, the Sonderegger Symposium at Northern Michigan University has celebrated the history, life and culture of the Upper Peninsula. The NMU Center for Upper Peninsula Studies will present the 18th installment on Friday, Sept. 7, in the Whitman Hall commons.

  • August 30, 2018
    Film Explores History of Finns' Cooperative Movement

    An award-winning documentary that explores the history of the Finnish-American cooperative movement, with a focus on Settlers Co-op in Bruce Crossing, will be screened at Northern Michigan University. The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at NMU will present Co-operatively Yours at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free. 

  • August 29, 2018
    NMU Grad Promoted at Brokerage Firm

    Zachary Sturdy ('17 BS) has been promoted to financial adviser at Northstar Investment Management in Marquette. He joined Northstar as a research analyst after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in finance from the NMU College of Business. Northstar Investment Management is an independent, full-service brokerage firm with an emphasis on income-producing investment. “We feel very fortunate to have a person as passionate and diligent as Zachary join our investment management team,” said Northstar’s founder, Douglas LaBar. 

  • August 29, 2018
    Construction Management Featured in Magazine

    NMU's construction management program is featured in a University Business magazine article titled "Campus construction instruction: Turning campus building sites into student learning labs." NMU students worked on The Woods housing complex. They participated in site tours and meetings and reviewed blueprints and other project documents. The story appears in the September issue and can be viewed here.

  • August 24, 2018
    Alumnus Named Sports Editor

    NMU alumnus Rich Palzewic ('95 BS) is the new sports editor of The Press, which covers high school and college sporting events in Ashwaubenon, Howard-Suamico and De Pere, Wis. The U.P. native and Stephenson High School graduate earned his NMU degree in elementary education. He taught English in Rhinelander for several years before a 2007 move to Green Bay, where he became the main sports freelancer for the Green Bay Gamblers and St. Norbert College. Palzewic joined The Press staff in August 2015.

  • August 17, 2018
    NMU Rolling Out New Mobile App

    A new Northern Michigan University mobile app with expanded functional options will be available for download from the App Store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android devices beginning Monday, Aug. 27. Users can filter relevant content by selecting one of three personas: student; alumni; or community member.

  • August 16, 2018
    Memorial Garden, Wildcat Statue Dedications Set

    Dedication ceremonies are scheduled in September for two new enhancements to Northern’s campus landscape: the Paul L. Lang Jr. Memorial Garden and the bronze Wildcat statue. Both projects were made possible through the generous support of private donors.

  • August 14, 2018
    Alumnus Named to Conexus Indiana Board

    Gary Bertoline ('74 BS) has been appointed to the Conexus Indiana board of directors, which guides efforts to promote and grow the state's advanced manufacturing and logistics economy through innovative collaborations. He is dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and distinguished professor of Computer Graphics Technology and Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University. 

  • August 14, 2018
    NMU Convocation Aug. 22

    NMU President Fritz Erickson will deliver his fall convocation at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Jamrich Hall 1100. Provost Kerri Schuiling will host the convocation and Alec Lindsay, chair of Academic Senate, will present opening remarks and introduce the president. Fritz and Jan Erickson will host a reception following the program at 5 p.m. in the adjacent lounge area. Attendees are asked to bring a canned good for the NMU Food Pantry. 

  • August 13, 2018
    Alumnus Named Ashland City Administrator

    Brant Kucera (2000 MPA) has been named the new city administrator for Ashland, Wis. He is scheduled to assume those duties on Monday, Aug. 27. Kucera previously served as city manager for the Oregon municipalities of Sisters and Cannon Beach, and for Gladstone, Mich. from 2005-08, according to his LinkedIn profile.

  • August 6, 2018
    NMU a Top 10 Michigan University

    Northern Michigan University is among the top 10 four-year colleges in Michigan, according to a new ranking by Schools.com. The online hub for higher education information analyzed the state’s public universities and independent colleges for metrics representing quality, flexibility and affordability. NMU holds the 10th spot in the ranking. View the results here.

  • August 3, 2018
    NCLL Offers Canyon Falls Hike

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host an excursion to Canyon Falls and gorge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28. The registration deadline is Thursday, Aug. 23.

  • August 2, 2018
    May's Book Noted by 'The New Yorker'

    NMU English Professor Rachel May's An American Quilt appeared at the top of a recent "Briefly Noted" column in the books section of The New Yorker. The description reads: "In this far-reaching history, the discovery of an unfinished antebellum quilt becomes an investigation of the fragile scraps of documents used to make its backing. The fragments lead May to a white couple in South Carolina, who incorporated fabric left over from their slaves’ “gowns” into the quilt, as well as to some of the 13-plus people whom the family owned. May acknowledges the naïveté of her early research—'I was surprised and suddenly disgusted by the quilt that I’d fallen in love with,' she writes—but the book evolves into a meticulous and insightful account of slavery’s role in early mercantile America."

  • August 2, 2018
    Alumna Recounts Value of NMU Experience

    NMU alumna Tiffany Kleiman (’15 BS) will embark this fall on a doctoral program in criminal justice with a concentration in behavioral science at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She recently recounted the value of her undergraduate experience and thanked faculty and staff who made “an imprint” on her life in an email to President Fritz Erickson and Provost Kerri Schuiling.

  • August 1, 2018
    Former Wildcat Accepts New Coaching Position

    Mark Simon ('86), former Wildcat basketball player and NMU Sports Hall of Fame member, has been hired as girls basketball coach at St. Thomas Aquinas (formerly Catholic Central) in Marinette, Wis. Simon played for Stephenson High School, including the 1981 Class C state championship team. He returned there to coach the girls team to a 20-3 record in 2014, according to the Escanaba Daily Press.

  • July 31, 2018
    Alumnus Combines Culinary and Graphic Art

    Drake Nagel ('12 BFA) puts his graphic design skills honed at NMU to work on behalf of his two culinary ventures: Happy's Taco Shop in Petoskey; and a food truck business that extends to Traverse City. In a Petoskey News-Review artist profile, Nagel said cooking is his first love, but he also recognizes the importance of establishing a brand through a logo and other visual elements. So he has combined both talents, creating a number of menu boards for the food trucks and designs for available merchandise offered through the company. Nagel began on this path while attending NMU, where he started doing freelance graphic design work for bands and the restaurant where he worked. Read his full profile here

  • July 30, 2018
    Schwenke Joins NRRI

    NMU alumna Stacy Schwenke ('07 MAE) has joined the Natural Resources Research Institute in Duluth. She fills a new position dedicated to strategic management of the organization's grants and contracts, which comprise about 55 percent of NRRI's research funding. NRRI's mission is to "deliver research solutions to balance our economy, resources and environment for resilient communities." Schwenke's previous research administration work experience included positions with University of Wisconsin System campuses and the Marine Biological Laboratory. She holds a master's degree in education administration from NMU.

  • July 26, 2018
    Former OTS Weightlifter Helps Revive Infant

    Ronnie Tucker, a former weightlifter at NMU's Olympic Training Site, helped to save the life of an unresponsive newborn outside the Michigan State Police Jackson Post. He has been a state trooper for eight months. Tucker was first on the scene to assist a couple in an SUV parked outside whose baby emerged feet first and wasn't breathing. With CPR equipment from his vehicle and the training he underwent in the police academy, he kept the newborn's airway open and tried rubbing her chest for stimulation, eventually finding success. Tucker had an emotional reunion with the family July 24. Read the full story here.

  • July 26, 2018
    NCLL Hosts 'Immigration Prejudice' Program

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present "Immigration Prejudice: How Much is it Recycled?" from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at NMU's Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center in Gries Hall. The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 10.

  • July 25, 2018
    NMU in 'Forbes' Overview of Cannabis Programs

    Northern Michigan University is listed first in a Forbes article titled "From Chemistry to Culinary: 10 Educational Programs for Students Eager to Learn About Cannabis." The description for NMU states that there is renewed and enthusiastic interest in medicinal plant chemistry as it relates to the herbal extract market and, more recently, to the emerging cannabis market. "The degree balances coursework in chemistry and biology with lab experience. Other courses stress the potential of entrepreneurship and laboratory accreditation to prepare NMU Wildcat graduates for careers in the canna-economy." Read the full story here

  • July 24, 2018
    NMU Among Michigan's Best Colleges for Seniors

    Northern Michigan University is among the "best colleges for seniors in every state," according to a Cheapism blog shared on msn.com. NMU was one of only three Michigan universities to earn the designation. It waives tuition for on-campus classes for students 62 and older who complete a free application for admission. See the full listing here

  • July 24, 2018
    Erickson Supports Civility in Public Discourse

    NMU President Fritz Erickson is among more than 220 individuals and groups who committed to standing up for civility in public debate and discussions of policy. They signed on to an open letter spearheaded by Gov. Rick Snyder, which appeared in both the Detroit News and Free Press. Read the contents here.

  • July 24, 2018
    NCLL Hosts World Scuba Diving Talk

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present a program titled "Adventures in Scuba Diving Around the World" from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Marquette Hope Connection Center, 927 W. Fair St. in Marquette. Please note the registration deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 7.

  • July 23, 2018
    Alumnus Partners with Nike to Help Chicago Youth

    Artist Julian Gaines (BA 2015), who works under the moniker Juwop, has partnered with Nike Chicago to give the city's youth new creative platforms. He has established a reputation for juxtaposing art and athletics, particularly through customized sneakers. The new “Working on Projects” collaboration with Nike is a conceptual initiative that tells Gaines' story through new products and community events for the next generation of Chicago creatives. His Game-Worn Collection, released July 21, features two ’80s silhouettes: the 1982 Nike Sky Force and 1985 Nike Air Vortex. Read a Nike story on the effort here.

  • July 23, 2018
    Alumnus is KSTP-TV Investigative Executive Producer

    Paul McEnroe ('72 BS) is the investigative executive producer at KSTP-TV, the ABC affiliate in St. Paul, Minn. Prior to joining the station in 2015 as executive producer for investigations and special projects, he worked as an investigative reporter for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. McEnroe was named an Ochberg Fellow by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University for his international coverage of victims of violence. He also received a Mastery Certificate from the Harvard University Program in Refugee Trauma, stemming from his reports on the Iraq and Gulf Wars, along with the conflict in Bosnia-Croatia. He is the recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Grand Prize for Reporting on the Disadvantaged and has received awards from the Investigative Reporting & Editors Organization (IRE) and the Society of Professional Journalists (the Bronze Medallion-Investigative Reporting). 

  • July 20, 2018
    Mesloh Addresses St. Paul K-9 Issues

    Minnesota Public Radio interviewed NMU Criminal Justice Professor Charlie Mesloh for in-depth coverage on recurring, accidental police dog bites among St. Paul's K-9 units. Mesloh was a K-9 handler in South Florida for 10 years. Read the full story here.

  • July 19, 2018
    Alumnus Assumes TRIO Role at Finlandia

    Frank Pergande ('96 '02) is the new the TRIO Upward Bound academic coordinator at Finlandia University. He earned his bachelor of arts in English and his master of arts in creative writing from NMU. Pergande previously taught English at NMU, Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea and the Marquette Prison through Jackson College. 

  • July 19, 2018
    Alumna Joins WBPN Lansing Bureau

    Mikenzie Frost (BA 2015) is the new Lansing bureau reporter for WBPN-TV in Traverse City. She joined the news team in July and covers "all things politics and public policy" in the state capital. Frost grew up in metro Detroit. She studied multimedia journalism at NMU, then became a reporter and later evening anchor for KTVH in Helena, Mont. A 30-minute special she wrote, shot and produced about the charms and challenges of rural education in Montana won "Best NonCommercial Program of the Year" in 2018 from the Montana Broadcasters Association. She also won a 2017 second-place award for "Best Newswriting" for a piece on a 30-year cold case.

  • July 18, 2018
    NMU Student Returns to Congo

    What began as a surfing and camping trip in 2010 has evolved into a mission for NMU nontraditional student Billy McCoy of Florence, according to a story in his hometown paper, the "Florence Mining News." The French language and literature major plans to leave in August to study abroad at Institute Francais du Congo, a private school run by the French government in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. Before classes start, he will serve an internship at Mwana Villages, which serves mothers and orphans in the impoverished area of Pointe Noire, Congo. This will be his second trip volunteering for the organization.

  • July 18, 2018
    NMU Student-Veteran Places Second in National Arts Competition

    Traci Dietz, a Northern Michigan University student-veteran from Negaunee, won second place in the photography category of the 2018 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition. The senior photography major entered a local competition through the Iron Mountain VA Medical Center. Her first-place finish qualified her for the national judging process. Dietz’s winning submission is an image titled “broken.”

  • July 17, 2018
    NMU's Online MPA Among Most Affordable

    Northern Michigan University offers one of the most affordable online Master of Public Administration (MPA) degrees in the nation, according to a new ranking by bestvalueschools.com. NMU’s program is offered 100 percent online. It is designed for both current public administration professionals and those who are new to the field, with a concentration in criminal justice, human resources, state and local government, or public management.

  • July 16, 2018
    NMU Grad Joins Grand Rapids Law Firm

    Attorney and NMU alumnus Rock Wood ('84 BS) has joined Dickinson Wright PLLC’s Grand Rapids office as Of Counsel. He has more than 30 years of litigation experience as lead counsel in a wide range of business-related trials, including corporate mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, construction and real estate. He has also successfully handled numerous disputes under non-competition agreements employment issues, insurance and UCC utilized in a wide variety of industries and employment positions.

  • July 13, 2018
    Board Recognizes President's Performance with New Contract

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today recognized the “outstanding performance” of President Fritz Erickson with the approval of a new long-term presidential contract. The five-year contract places Erickson’s base salary at $385,000. It also includes a performance-based bonus component, through which he will receive $50,000 for achieving established goals in 2017-18.

  • July 12, 2018
    NMU Profs Promote Sustainable Ecotourism

    Many Great Lakes communities have reinvented or expanded their economies from logging and fishing to travel and leisure. Tourism revolving around the scenic environment offers multi-faceted economic benefits. It also requires adequate strategic planning and investment to avoid the pitfalls of popularity such as seasonal overpopulation, natural resources degradation and pollution. Two Northern Michigan University faculty members have received additional funding for their continuing efforts to promote sustainable eco-tourism. The project—already underway in Alger County—could lead to year-round economic stability in the region and serve as an innovative model statewide. 

  • July 12, 2018
    Miniature Murder Scene a Teaching Tool

    The first female police captain in the United States, Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962), was perhaps best known for her “Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death.” These exquisitely detailed, miniature reproductions of real-life crime scenes revolutionized the emerging field of homicide investigation in the first half of the 20th century, according to the Smithsonian. The state of Maryland still uses them to train forensic professionals. Northern Michigan University criminal justice students will benefit from exposure to a similar dollhouse-sized diorama this coming academic year. Marquette resident and NMU alumnus Dave Mastric ('05 BA) was commissioned to create his first nutshell study of a gruesome murder case he discovered online.

  • July 11, 2018
    Former NMU Student and Michigan Native Assists with Thai Rescue

    Former NMU student Bruce Konefe joined the recent rescue effort that successfully transported a Thai boys’ soccer team and coach to safety. He has lived in the country for 24 years and is a technical diving instructor who specializes in caves and shipwrecks. A friend and Navy Seals coordinator recruited Konefe to lend his expertise to the rescue planning in Chang Rai.

  • July 10, 2018
    Grads Receive Nat Geo Grant for St. John Study

    Two recent NMU alumni—Collin Richter ('17 BS) and Samantha DiGiulio ('16 BS)—received a National Geographic Society Early Careers Grant for a joint study on how last year’s hurricanes impacted reptiles and amphibians on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Their June project was a follow-up to independent research they completed as NMU students at the same location during an advanced field marine biology course led by Professor Jill Leonard.

  • July 9, 2018
    Athletic Training Grad Working in Tennessee

    Elizabeth Endelman ('16 BS) will work the sideline of high school athletic events in Tennessee this fall for Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens, which took over the sports medicine services for the McMinn County School System earlier this year. In an SRMC feature story, Endelman said completing her athletic training degree at NMU gave her opportunities most students in the field do not get to experience: "While I was there, I was lucky enough to work with Olympic athletes in weightlifting and Greco-Roman wrestling."

  • July 9, 2018
    Alumnus Named MicroTech President

    NMU alumnus Barry West ('85 BS) has been named president of MicroTech in Tysons Corner, Va. According to a press release, he will be responsible for the oversight of the corporate business operations and development duties, as well as the expansion of the company's cybersecurity and cloud computing business.

  • July 9, 2018
    Center for U.P. Studies Receives Award

    The NMU Center for Upper Peninsula received the 2018 Superior Award from the Historical Society of Michigan. The award recognizes historical societies, museums and other organizations that preserve and advance U.P. history. Professor Emeritus Russ Magnaghi, who was the first director when the center was established in 1994, accepted the honor on behalf of NMU at the HSM's 69th annual U.P. History Conference.

  • June 29, 2018
    Duling Named President of BWXT Subsidiary

    Joel W. Duling (’85 BS) is the new president of BWX Technologies' Nuclear Operations Group subsidiary in Lynchburg, Va. According to a news release, BWXTis a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government. Duling has nearly 30 years of leadership and management experience in the manufacturing and nuclear industries, including reactor operations, nuclear facility operations, armor and steel manufacturing, safety, environmental compliance and remediation.

  • June 29, 2018
    NMU Student Intern Featured by Miron

    Tyler Crisp, an NMU sophomore construction management major, is a featured summer intern on the Miron Construction website. He is working with the company on a Mills Fleet Farm store and gas station project. “My favorite part of the internship so far is having the ability to walk around the project site and look at all the different parts of the building that are being constructed,” Crisp said. “Also, being able to listen-in on how the superintendent and project manager run the project site and work with all of the subcontractors and activities that are happening on site.” To see the full feature, click here.

  • June 27, 2018
    Grad Recognized for Public Housing Development

    Zac Fosler (BS 2006) was recognized by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell on Capitol Hill, where he accepted honorable mention in the public housing category of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition's annual Edson Awards. The AHTCC is a national trade organization of housing professionals who advocate for affordable rental housing financed using the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. Fosler is executive director/CEO of the Ypsilanti Housing Commission, which opened its New Parkridge affordable housing redevelopment project in January. Located at a former segregated housing site, New Parkridge was one of only three public housing projects nationwide honored through the awards program.

  • June 26, 2018
    Alumna Retiring from 43-Year Nursing Career

    Mary Nash ('74 BSN) has announced her plans to retire in October after 43 years in nursing. She serves as chief nursing and patient care services officer for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and also associate vice president for health sciences and assistant dean for clinical affairs at the OSU College of Nursing. 

  • June 25, 2018
    Alumna Named East Grand Rapids Superintendent

    Heidi Kattula ('98 MA) was a unanimous choice to become the new superintendent of East Grand Rapids Public Schools, effective Aug. 1. The board announced that it selected Kattula for "her strength in collaboration, her ability to increase student achievement through inclusion and accountability, and her experience in instructional leadership across all grade levels." She has 26 years of experience in public education, according to an EGRPS news release. 

  • June 15, 2018
    NMU-NASA Granite Island Project Underway

    A collaboration between NMU and NASA began this week. Contractors are transporting instruments to Granite Island to set up an offshore solar radiation-monitoring site for NASA’s Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) experiment. CERES has been measuring Earth’s radiation via satellite for more than 30 years. In an effort to validate that data through ground measures—ideally over water, far from land contamination—NASA selected a Lake Superior location after decommissioning a previous Chesapeake Bay site because of safety issues. The goal is that analyses of  CERES data will lead to a better understanding of the role of clouds and the energy cycle in global climate change.

  • June 14, 2018
    Alumna's Nursing Experience Informs Role as Judge

    NMU alumna Kathryn Davis Messerich (BS ‘79) made a successful transition from nursing to a legal career. As chief judge of Minnesota's first judicial district, she has used her dual training presiding in juvenile court and previously in two drug courts. “The nursing background was incredibly helpful in understanding the scientific and medical issues associated with addiction and mental health,” said Messerich in a "Minnesota Lawyer" feature. “It has helped me look through things with a therapeutic lens at times, when appropriate.” While working as an RN after graduating from NMU, Messerich managed to complete a master's in nursing between her first two years of law school. Read the full "Minnesota Lawyer" story here.

  • June 14, 2018
    Grad Appointed to School Safety Task Force

    NMU alumnus Paul Lauria ('95 BS)  is among Gov. Rick Snyder's initial appointees to the School Safety Task Force. Lauria will represent law enforcement. He is chief of police for the Mt. Pleasant Department of Public Safety. The task force will identify structural and policy recommendations for collaboration, planning and assessment of school infrastructure and safety policies. It also will analyze top-performing states to determine best practices for law enforcement and preventative policies before submitting a final report to the governor no later than Nov. 30. 

  • June 14, 2018
    NMU Blueberry Classic Golf Outing July 27

    The eighth annual Northern Michigan University Blueberry Classic golf outing will be held Friday, July 22, at the NMU Golf Course in Chocolay Township. Funds raised at the event benefit NMU students who encounter unexpected financial challenges. Golfers of all levels are welcome to participate.

  • June 14, 2018
    Reimagine STEM Youth Academy Planned

    NMU is hosting its second "Reimagine STEM Summer Youth Academy" June 16-29. Students who have completed grades 10-12 will learn creative ways to approach science, technology, engineering and math based on Native American traditions, culture and knowledge. The academy includes one week on campus with learning activities led by NMU faculty and Native American elders, followed by one week at Camp Nesbitt. 

  • June 13, 2018
    Alumnus Honors Parents with World Records

    Fueled by a desire to honor his parents, NMU alumnus Ron Sarchian (BS '87) has set seven Guinness World Records and plans to pursue more this summer. The former Wildcat football player punched a heavy bag for 50 hours, nine minutes. He also split 42 watermelons with a karate chop in one minute on the "Today" show.  The industrial technology grad worked seven years for Boeing in Seattle before moving to Southern California to be an actor, stuntman and personal trainer to the stars. Now he's become a star in his own right, according to a feature story in Clinton Township's "Daily Tribune." Read it here. Or visit Sarchian's website here.

  • June 13, 2018
    Grad Students to Attend International Charr Symposium

    Two NMU biology master's degree candidates will attend the 2018 International Charr Symposium June 18-21 in Duluth. They are among four students being sponsored by the Greater Lake Superior Foundation. Grace Zimmerman's research statement indicates she is "looking at the influence of food availability and temperature on individual differences in metabolic rate in brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)." Jacob Bowman is focusing on "how the metabolic physiology of individual brook trout determines their life history characteristics, including migration and movement within streams.” 

  • June 12, 2018
    UC Project's First Phase Begins

    The south wing of the University Center was gutted after a demolition kickoff event last week, launching the first phase of the building's renovation. The book store previously relocated to the Peter White Lounge and West Hall and the North Wind Office to Gries Hall to accommodate reconstruction. The first phase is scheduled for completion in April 2019. Renovations to the Great Lakes wing will begin April 2019 and be completed in August 2019. 

  • June 11, 2018
    NMU Student Competes in Canadian Nationals Yo-Yo

    NMU engineering design junior Jordan Walker-Jenkins recently competed in Canada's largest yo-yo competition to see how he stacks up against the best "return-top specialists." A resident of Brimley, Walker-Jenkins has retained his Canadian citizenship, which made him eligible to compete in the country's national championship. While he did not advance to the finals, a video of his preliminary round is impressive and supports his contention in a sootoday.com feature that “Modern yo-yo-ing isn’t just like, do walk the dog and then maybe rock the baby on stage. It’s a lot more intricate. See Walker-Jenkins' competition video here. Or read the feature story here.

  • June 8, 2018
    Grad Guest Edits Literary Journal

    Recent MFA graduate Amy Smith will guest edit an upcoming edition of "Stirring" literary journal, which revolves around a theme: Hot Mess. The poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction Smith selects for publication will celebrate "fantastical failures that we can’t look away from, moments when steering into the skid is the best decision. The purpose of this theme is to bring light to situations when we feel we are alone at rock bottom, when in reality, many of us are at rock bottom together and afraid to talk about it." While at NMU, Smith wrote a hundred poems about "one hot mess of a farm," according to a recent call for submissions for the issue. 

  • June 8, 2018
    Alumna Extends 45-Year Nursing Career

    After retiring briefly in January, NMU graduate Linda Opsahl ('87 BSN, '97 MSN) has resumed her longtime role as a family nurse practitioner, taking her talents to UP Health System-Kingsford Family Medicine Clinic. Her nursing career has spanned 45 years, with the last 20 as an NP in the area where she grew up and her parents still reside. Opsahl retired from Dickinson County Healthcare System early this year, but felt the pull to continue when the UPHS opportunity surfaced. Read a story on her in "The Daily News" here

  • June 7, 2018
    Grad's Volunteer Chaplain Group Honored

    Ken McNaughton ('92 BA), volunteer chaplain for the Spokane Valley Fire Department, played an instrumental role in founding the Inland Northwest Fire Chaplains. The nonprofit group provides care to first responders, firefighters and grieving families. It has responded to medical emergencies, fires, car accidents and last year's Freeman High School shooting. In May, the INFC was presented with the 2017 EMS Special Services Award by the Spokane County Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Council.

  • June 6, 2018
    Alumnus Named Grand Rapids Library Director

    John McNaughton (BA 1999) was recently affirmed as director of the Grand Rapids Public Library. He has 17 years' experience, most recently as director of the Romeo District Library in southeast Michigan, where he helped to create a Teen Services department, re-design the lobby to improve customer services and developed a new strategic plan. McNaughton previously served as director of the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library. He earned an English degree from NMU and his master's in library and information science from Wayne State. 

  • May 31, 2018
    Standerford Named MiSTEM Regional Director

    Chris Standerford, director of the Northern Michigan University Seaborg Center, will take on an additional role in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education. He has been named the MiSTEM Network Regional Director for the Central Upper Peninsula. MiSTEM is a statewide educational system that works to improve students’ preparation for an evolving workforce.

  • May 31, 2018
    NMU One of Top Colleges for Skiers

    The snow has melted from the slopes, but "POWDER" magazine just published "The Best East Coast Colleges for Skiers" and Northern Michigan University was among the top-five selections featured. Even the editors acknowledged the geographical conundrum of including NMU in the same category as colleges in eastern states such as Vermont and New Hampshire. 

  • May 31, 2018
    NMU Offers CPR, Basic Life Support Courses

    Northern Michigan University’s School of Health and Human Performance will offer three American Heart Association courses this summer: certification in both First Aid/CPR/AED and Basic Life Support; and a non-certified community Family & Friends CPR course. The schedule is contingent on demand and staff availability. Pre-registration is required. NMU students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees receive a $10 discount on the certification courses.

  • May 30, 2018
    Hooper Earns Admissions Professional Award

    Kate Hooper (BA 2010), a regional admissions counselor for Northern Michigan University, was awarded the Admissions Professional of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Association for College Admissions Counseling. She is based in Madison and works with prospective students in central and southern Wisconsin. Hooper earned her degree in public relations. She has worked for NMU for five years.

  • May 30, 2018
    NMU EcoReps Makes Impressive Debut

    NMU EcoReps, a peer-to-peer educator program that focuses on environmentalism, social equity and economic vitality, made such an impressive debut in its first year that it ended the semester with Student Organization of the Year honors. Members also addressed the NMU Board of Trustees in May, lobbying for a $5 student opt-out fee for a proposed GreenFund that would support student sustainability initiatives. They were pleasantly shocked when the board voted on the spot to contribute $20,000 per semester to the organization’s operation for 2018-19 while exploring the viability of implementing a fee.

  • May 30, 2018
    'Four the Water' Paddling Lake Superior

    Two NMU students and two alumni comprise Four the Water, a group circumnavigating Lake Superior by kayak to raise awareness of the importance of clean water and funding for nonprofits that protect the Great Lakes. The friends reported on Facebook meeting friendly and interesting people in their first week, including a “wonderful gentleman who shared many stories with us about life on Au Train Island since the late ‘70s, including his pet wolf (not really his pet, but he has one on the island).” There was also Ben, “who taught us how he nets fish as he is a Chippewa Native, allowing us to hop on his canoe.” They will make a documentary about their journey and hope to screen it at film festivals in the Great Lakes region.

  • May 29, 2018
    Students Assist GLCC Tree Planting Effort

    NMU students Breanne Wilmot (biology) and Lynnae Branham (environmental studies and sustainability) are assisting the Great Lakes Conservation Corps with a tree-planting project near Harlow Lake off County Road 550. The project is part of a Michigan DNR wildlife habitat project intended primarily for game species like white-tailed deer, with a potential trickle-down benefit for other species. Wilmot and Branham are featured in a "Mining Journal" article on the project. Read the full story here.

  • May 25, 2018
    Alumna Rehabilitates Birds of Prey

    NMU alumna Francie Krawcke is executive director of the Michigan Avian Experience, a birds of prey rehabilitation center located at her Columbia Township home, which includes more than 20 acres. After earning her bachelor's degree in interpretation and environmental education from NMU, Krawcke was a raptor educator or program director in Minnesota, South Carolina and Ann Arbor. To see an "Outdoor News" feature story on her work at her sanctuary, click here.

  • May 23, 2018
    NMU Grad Active in Sports Video Production

    Tyler Schwemin (BA '14) has held a number of video production positions in the professional and college sports arenas since graduating from NMU. For the past year, the Marquette native has worked as a graphics operator and video production technician for Professional Bull Riders Inc. He previously served as production assistant and later director of video production for the Charleston (S.C.) RiverDogs, the Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees. Schwemin also was a video producer at The Citadel, assisting in video production for a number of Bulldog athletic events. His freelance projects have included directing ESPN3 broadcasts of Citadel basketball, directing College of Charleston basketball games for the Charleston Sports Network and working for PBS’s “Charleston After America” documentary.

  • May 21, 2018
    NMU Nursing Collaborates on Middle College Program

    NMU's School of Nursing is collaborating with Marquette-Alger Technical Middle College (MATMC) on a new Practical Nursing certificate program. The program was established in response to outreach from local healthcare providers who have expressed a critical need for LPNs. 

  • May 17, 2018
    Sports Hall of Fame Class Announced

    The Northern Michigan University Athletics Department has introduced the NMU Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2018. Inductees this year will be Richard "Dick" Allen, Tim Jones, John LaPointe, Heather (Mizer) Sarnowski, Kim (Storm) Ylitalo and the 1997-98 women's basketball team.

  • May 17, 2018
    Leadership Program Thanks Campus Mentors

    The NMU Student Leader Fellowship Program expresses its appreciation to the following faculty and staff members who served as mentors for the SLFP.  For one academic year, they acted as a role model, adviser and friend for a student fellow by providing guidance and support to the students as they strive to become leaders of their communities through service.

  • May 16, 2018
    Three NMU Buildings Closed Temporarily

    Northern Michigan University is closing three campus buildings as a precautionary measure to facilitate additional water testing after inconsistent lead level readings from limited test areas in each facility. The PEIF, Thomas Fine Arts and the Learning Resources Center will remain closed until NMU receives expedited independent laboratory results—potentially over the weekend—and makes a determination of whether additional investigation and testing is required. Employees in the three impacted buildings should contact their supervisors about working arrangements for the remainder of this week. Updated information will be available at www.nmu.edu/watertest.

  • May 15, 2018
    U.P. Broadband Listening Session May 24

    The Michigan Consortium of Advanced Networks (MCAN) will hold listening sessions across the state to gather feedback on the best ways to strengthen broadband access and connectivity in the state. MCAN Vice Chair Gavin Leach of Northern Michigan University will host the Upper Peninsula listening session. The event is scheduled from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in 1318 Jamrich Hall at NMU.

  • May 7, 2018
    U.P. Folklife Award Winners Named

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center has announced the 2018 recipients of the Upper Peninsula Folklife Award. The award honors individuals who have worked to preserve and promote folk traditions, as well as organizations and businesses that have helped to promote and preserve the region's culture. The two awardees are French Canadian musician Dave Bezotte and the Trenary Home Bakery. 

  • May 4, 2018
    Triplets Graduate from Same Program with 4.0 GPAs

    It is not common for triplets to graduate from the same college, but the Rhodes brothers of Memphis, Mich., have ramped up the rarity factor at Northern Michigan University. All three will receive bachelor’s degrees on May 5 in the same major—construction management—and all have earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point average over their academic careers. They even share the same professional goal of someday running their own construction firm. The trio is composed of Jacob and Phillip, who are identical, and Ryan, who is fraternal.

  • May 4, 2018
    NMU Board Presents Student Awards

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees presented its annual Student Achievement Awards for significant contributions to the quality of life at NMU through extracurricular activities or work in a university department. Recipients were: Meghan Hohenstein of Bloomington, Minn., Outstanding Female Graduating Senior; Adam Kall of Davenport, Iowa, Outstanding Male Graduating Senior; Samantha Black of Caledonia, Mich., Outstanding Student of Any Class; and Joseph Roberts, Outstanding Nontraditional Student. Michelle Gardiner, who will be relocating from Texas to Germany with the U.S. Air Force, received the new Outstanding Global Campus Student award.

  • May 4, 2018
    NMU Board Approves Tuition and Fees Schedule

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today demonstrated its support for continued transformation led by a strategic plan that focuses on investment and innovation. Trustees approved a 2018-19 tuition and fees schedule that will generate additional investment dollars while preserving NMU’s longtime rank of second-lowest tuition and fees among Michigan’s public universities. The combined average cost for full-time resident undergraduates will be $5,280.50 per semester, an increase of $245 per semester from last year’s rate.

  • May 3, 2018
    NMU Food Pantry Seeks Continued Support

    Organizers of the NMU Food Pantry, which served 119 unique students over 341 visits this semester, extend their gratitude to members of the campus community and beyond who made donations to support its mission. They also encourage continued support over the summer, as food insecurity issues do not go on hiatus and the shelves are in need of restocking. The pantry will be open limited hours, from 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays, until the fall semester. It accepts non-perishable food items, along with personal care, hygiene and paper products. Financial donations also can be made through the NMU Foundation; payroll deduction is available.

  • May 3, 2018
    Hiawatha-Donated Trees Planting May 13

    In honor of its 40th anniversary, the Hiawatha Music Co-op has donated 40 native trees and shrubs to Northern Michigan University. They will be planted in the Outdoor Learning Areas (OLAs) off Elizabeth Harden Drive between Whitman Hall and New Science. Volunteers are invited to participate at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 13.

  • May 3, 2018
    NMU Brings Back RAD Course

    Northern Michigan University will bring back its one-credit RAD self-defense course for women in the fall. The goal of the RAD approach is to reduce victimization through informed decision-making choices and sensible action. It is a practical blend of threat-avoidance strategies and real-world assault resistance tactics.

  • May 2, 2018
    Student Commencement Speaker Selected

    Alex Camarillo-Lugo of Lake Forest, Calif., will serve as the student speaker at Northern Michigan University’s spring commencement on Saturday, May 5. She will receive a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and was named the department’s outstanding graduating senior.

  • May 2, 2018
    Invent@NMU Assists with Posture Plank

    Posture Plank, the recent invention of Marquette chiropractor Brian Kulbieda, puts a new spin on an old idea to help improve posture. With 16 years of experience running his own practice, Axis Chiropractic, Kulbieda knows the demands people put on their bodies on a daily basis and the poor posture and injuries that can result from being bent over a desk or standing on one’s feet all day.

  • May 2, 2018
    NMU Announces Outstanding Graduates

    Northern Michigan University has announced its outstanding graduating seniors and graduate students from each academic department. Most honorees will receive their degrees at NMU’s spring commencement on May 5.

  • May 1, 2018
    Off-Campus Exercise Research Lab Opens

    The School of Health and Human Performance held an open house April 30 for the NMU Kinesiology and Exercise Oncology Research Laboratory on Washington Street near the new hospital. Faculty and students will conduct clinical-based research on the value of exercise in helping individuals with a cancer diagnosis recover more efficiently and effectively. Other projects will address concussions, multiple sclerosis (MS), outdoor recreational therapy and athletic training. NMU plans future collaborations with Advanced Orthopedics, UP Rehab and Perform4Life, which are housed in the same building.

  • April 30, 2018
    Wildcat Battalion Celebrates Second Lieutenants

    The NMU Wildcat Battalion will celebrate seven new Second Lieutenants as they take their oath of office and have their bars pinned on them. The ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in John X. Jamrich 1100.

  • April 27, 2018
    Prus Receives Distinguished Faculty Award

    Adam Prus of Northern Michigan University’s Psychological Science Department is the 2018 NMU Distinguished Faculty Award recipient. He is praised as an outstanding teacher, scholar and mentor. 

  • April 27, 2018
    Meijer Donates Trucks to NMU Program

    Grand Rapids-based retailer Meijer has donated two reconditioned semi-trucks and trailers valued at about $100,000 to Northern Michigan University’s new CDL Truck Driving Program. Students who complete the intensive course should be ready to test for a Commercial Driver’s License and begin their careers in five weeks. The first session begins May 21 at NMU’s Jacobetti Complex.

  • April 26, 2018
    Lundin Summer Research Fellows Announced

    Five Northern Michigan University students were selected for Lundin Honors Summer Research Fellowships. The students will each receive $5,000 to cover tuition costs and living expenses during Summer 2018. Each student research project will be conducted under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

  • April 26, 2018
    NMU Commencement May 5

    Northern Michigan University will host its spring commencement at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, in the Superior Dome. Of the 912 students eligible to graduate in May, 706 will participate in the ceremony. An additional 119 August graduates will also march, raising the total number of participants to 825. The ceremony can be viewed live on WNMU-TV 13 or online at nmu.edu/commencement.

  • April 25, 2018
    British Isles Dinner May 15

    A six-course British Isles dinner paired with wines will be presented by the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the U.P. Chapter of the American Culinary Federation on Tuesday, May 15, at Northern Michigan University. A cocktail reception with a cash bar begins at 6 p.m. in the University Center Great Lakes Room. Dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m.

  • April 23, 2018
    Spooner Research Grants Awarded

    Three Northern Michigan University students have been awarded the Charles C. Spooner Student Research Grant for fall 2018. They will receive $500 to support their research or creative activities.

  • April 23, 2018
    NMU Employees, Teams Honored

    Northern Michigan University employees were honored for years-of-service milestones and retirement at the recent faculty and staff recognition luncheon. Distinguished Team and Excellence in Service Awards also were presented.

  • April 20, 2018
    Alumnus Profiled for Digital Marketing Savvy

    NMU alumnus Mylan Murphy (BA 2012, MS 2014) was featured in an "Akron Beacon Journal" article related to the innovative technology he's employing through his Akron-based digital media company, OriginTD. Murphy is reported to be one of few entrepreneurs in the area using a camera that allows the user to digitally scan an area, creating a virtual reality tour for online visitors. His entrepreneurial spirit began in middle school with a T-shirt design business. Read the full story here.

  • April 20, 2018
    Black-Light Zumba Benefits Food Pantries

    Northern Michigan University will host a black-light Zumba master class to benefit NMU’s Marquette Ending Hunger and Food Recovery Network organizations. It will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in Vandament Arena at the PEIF. A PEIF pass is required for members. Non-members of the PEIF should bring canned food items to donate in lieu of a pass. All attendees are encouraged to donate canned goods.

  • April 20, 2018
    Army Helicopters Will Make Stop at NMU

    The Michigan Army National Guard will fly two helicopters, a UH-60M Black Hawk and a CH-47F Chinook, to Northern Michigan University on Thursday, April 26. The aircraft will be on a static display for the public from 1-3 p.m. on the NMU soccer fields at the corner of Wright and Lincoln Streets. Beginning at 3 p.m., current military members and cadets in NMU’s Wildcat Battalion ROTC program will participate in orientation flights on the aircraft. If recent heavy snowfall adversely impacts the condition of the soccer fields, the alternate site will be the east side of the Berry Events Center.

  • April 19, 2018
    Patagonia Designer to Visit NMU

    Geoffrey Holstad, senior graphic designer at Patagonia Clothing, will visit Northern Michigan University's School of Art and Design April 25-26 to conduct a workshop and give a presentation. Holstad is a plein air graphic designer and citizen meteorologist based in Ojai, Calif. In addition to his role at Patagonia, he serves on the Environmental Media Grants Council and is the co-founder and director of Cabin-Time, a roaming creative residency to remote places.  

  • April 19, 2018
    NMU Class Helps Paralympian Improve Performance

    After placing eighth in the 200-meter sprint kayak at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, Kelly Allen was eager to elevate her performance. She possesses the upper-body strength required to paddle swiftly, but has no left leg function to push off the foot board and achieve maximum power on her stroke. The Kingsford native’s left femur, patella and fibula have been missing since birth and her hip is underdeveloped. NMU Professor Sarah Clarke challenged students in her advanced mechanical kinesiology course to work with Allen and her longtime prosthetist Lynn Vanwelsenaers to design a custom prosthetic device that would allow the athlete to harness energy from her left side. Allen was on campus April 16-17 for fittings and related assessments in and out of the PEIF pool.

  • April 18, 2018
    Alumna's Poetry Set to Music by Local Composer

    Northern Michigan University alumna and poet Kathleen M. Heideman ('94 MA) has contributed text for an original choral cantata, “The Night Psalms.” The newly commissioned work by local composer Griffin Candey will premiere as part of the Marquette Choral Society concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in Reynolds Recital Hall.

  • April 18, 2018
    MA Candidates Present Theses

    Candidates for Northern Michigan University’s Master of Arts in English program will read their thesis projects on Sunday, April 29, at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. The event will be structured into two sessions from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m., respectively. This free event is hosted by the NMU Department of English.

  • April 18, 2018
    Sensory-Friendly 'Tarzan' Performance Rescheduled

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre has rescheduled its modified performance of the musical Tarzan, which is geared toward children and adults who are on the autism spectrum or have sensory issues. Inclement weather forced the cancellation of the show last weekend, but it will now be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 22. 

  • April 18, 2018
    NMU Senior Art Exhibited

    Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum is hosting an exhibition featuring the work of graduating seniors. The show will be on display through a closing reception scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 4. 

  • April 17, 2018
    Library Offers Therapy Dogs for Finals

    NMU's Lydia M. Olson Library will again host therapy dogs from Superiorland Pet Partners to help students de-stress for final exams. Dogs will be available from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 26, and Tuesday, May 1. The library will also have some materials available for coloring, as well as some resource information to help students cope with the stress of exams.

  • April 17, 2018
    College of Business Hosts 'Kevat Juhla'

    The Northern Michigan University College of Business will host its 2018 spring celebration titled “Kevat Juhla” from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the University Center. The event will celebrate the achievements and contributions of faculty, staff, students and alumni throughout the past year.

  • April 16, 2018
    NMU Senior Recital April 21

    The Northern Michigan University Music Department will present alto saxophonist Kayla Wiltzius in her senior recital at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in Reynolds Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

  • April 16, 2018
    Campus Cinema Screens Two Films

    Northern Michigan University's Campus Cinema will present screenings of “Blade Runner 2049” and “Fifty Shades Freed” April 21-22 in Jamrich Hall 1100. Attendance is free for NMU students and $2 for the general public.

  • April 13, 2018
    NMU Grad on Art Expo Faculty

    NMU alumna Kristine Poole (BFA '92) is among the renowned artists serving as faculty for the seventh annual Plein Air Convention & Expo April 16-20 in Santa Fe, N.M. Her life-sized clay and bronze figurative work is represented by EVOKE Contemporary in Santa Fe. It has been shown in juried and invitational exhibits across the country and featured in a number of publications. Poole frequently collaborates on unique projects with her husband, Colin Poole, a painter and sculptor who is also on the faculty for the expo. To see Kristine's work, click here.

  • April 13, 2018
    NMU Center Presents 'Running Medicine'

    The Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies will host a presentation on Running Medicine on Friday, April 20, followed by a run/walk on Saturday, April 21. Both events are free and open to the public.

  • April 13, 2018
    NMU Choral Groups Perform in Cathedral

    The Northern Michigan University Music Department will host a concert featuring the University Choir and Arts Chorale at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in St. Peter Cathedral. The event is free and open to the public.

  • April 12, 2018
    NCLL Hosts Rowing Presentation

    Please note the April 17 registration deadline.

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation titled “All about Rowing in Marquette.” It will be held from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Connection Center’s Upper Level on 927 W. Fair in Marquette. 

  • April 12, 2018
    NMU's Gonzo Media Presents 'Weekend'

    Northern Michigan University’s Gonzo Media student organization will host a screening of “Weekend” at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in 165 Art and Design. “Weekend” tells the story of a married couple on a weekend trip to the countryside to visit the wife’s dying father. The couple intended on securing the inheritance, resorting to murder if necessary. The trip turns into a nightmare of accidents, terrorism and civil war.

  • April 12, 2018
    'Manufactured Memories' Presentation at NMU

    Northern Michigan University's criminal justice department will present “Manufactured Memories: Victimization Ahead," which demonstrates how a therapist can create the memory of a crime in a client, resulting in wrongful convictions of an innocent person. 

  • April 11, 2018
    Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Concert April 17

    The Northern Michigan University Music Department will host a concert by the NMU Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in Forest Roberts Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

  • April 9, 2018
    Anderton's Earth Week April 16-20 at NMU

    Northern Michigan University’s Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department will host its fourth annual “Anderton’s Earth Week” celebration April 16-20. The event honors the memory of the late professor John Anderton. All of the following activities are free and open to the public.

  • April 9, 2018
    Beaumier Center Hosts 'Immigration Experience' Exhibit

    A new exhibit titled “The Immigraiton Experience” will open at Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center on Saturday, April 14. An opening reception is scheduled for 1 p.m. Admission is free.

  • April 9, 2018
    Business Hosts Career Panel Luncheon

    Northern Michigan University’s College of Business will host an Iron Mountain Career Panel Luncheon for NMU students from any major from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Brule Room of NMU’s University Center. Space for this event is limited. Register by Wednesday, April 18, at https://www.universe.com/ironmtncareers.

  • April 9, 2018
    Chemistry Symposium Explores Science Communication

    The NMU Department of Chemistry is hosting the fifth annual Student Research
    Symposium sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Section of the American Chemical
    Society on Saturday, April 14th.  Elke Schoffers, chemistry professor at Western Michigan University, will deliver the keynote address, "Does science get lost in translation?" 

  • April 6, 2018
    NMU Orchestra Concert April 14

    The Northern Michigan University Music Department will host a concert featuring the NMU Orchestra at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in Reynolds Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

  • April 6, 2018
    NMU Preps for University Center Renovation

    Preparations are underway for the University Center renovation, which is set to begin in May. The book store has been relocated to the Peter White Lounge and West Hall and the North Wind Office to Gries Hall to accommodate the first phase of construction. The project will include a student-centered core on the first floor, with a relocated Center for Student Enrichment, smaller bookstore and new student activity zone with a pub-style atmosphere. The second floor will feature a 12,000 square-foot ballroom/conference space and reconfigured Great Lakes Rooms.

  • April 6, 2018
    NMU Grad Directs Governor's Northern Office

    NMU Alumnus Mark Pontti (BS '83) of Iron Mountain has been appointed director of Gov. Rick Snyder's Northern Michigan Office. He is a former public affairs manager for Verso Corporation and also was communications and community relations manager for International Paper and Champion International, all located in Quinnesec, Mich. Pontti succeeds Dave Nyberg, who left state government to pursue a new career opportunity at NMU (see related story here).

  • April 6, 2018
    Nyberg to Direct Corporate Engagement for NMU

    David Nyberg will begin his new role as director of corporate engagement at Northern Michigan University on Monday, April 16. He previously served as deputy legal counsel and tribal governments liaison to Gov. Rick Snyder, and director of the governor’s northern Michigan office based in Marquette. Nyberg will serve as NMU’s primary liaison to corporations and foundations. He will help to generate resources for academic programs, secure scholarship support, develop new grant opportunities and support NMU’s community engagement efforts.

  • April 5, 2018
    Mark Lilla Presents 'Identity and Citizenship' at NMU

    Political scientist, professor and journalist Mark Lilla will present “Identity and Citizenship” at Northern Michigan University on Thursday, April 12. His talk begins at 7 p.m. in the University Center Michigan Room. The lecture is presented by the NMU Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom in cooperation with the NMU College Democrats, College Republicans and Young Americans for Liberty.

  • April 5, 2018
    NMU Jazz Festival April 12-13

    Los Angeles-based pianist and vocalist Aimee Nolte will be the featured guest at the Northern Michigan University Jazz Festival. She will perform in the opening concert with the NMU Jazz Festival Faculty Combo and the Ishpeming High School Jazz Band on Thursday, April 12, and in the closing concert with the NMU Jazz Band and Combo on Friday, April 13. Both begin at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall. Tickets for each are $6 for NMU students, $8 for other students and $12 for the public. They are available at NMU EZ Ticket outlets or at nmu.edu/tickets.

  • April 5, 2018
    PR Class Explores Why Freshmen Chose NMU

    An NMU public relations class completed an online survey of this year’s first-time freshmen and facilitated focus groups to identify the leading factors that convinced students to enroll at Northern. Based on the results and a review of research on Generation Z (born between 1995-2010), the PR research methods class proposed several marketing ideas to enhance recruiting and increase enrollment. Professor Jes Thompson presented the findings at Wednesday’s NMU Strategic Planning and Budgeting Advisory Committee meeting.

  • April 5, 2018
    NMU Center Promotes Financial Literacy

    April is National Financial Literacy Month, designed to raise awareness about personal finance and the need to educate young people on related topics. Northern Michigan University’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE) will coordinate on-campus events and is available to assist K-12 schools in coordinating educational activities. National statistics ranging from student debt load and loan default rates to lack of budgeting, saving or investing for retirement demonstrate the need for increased financial literacy. Most young adults receive little or no such education before they enter the workforce.

  • April 4, 2018
    River Valley Bank Sponsors Hope Starts Here Challenge

    River Valley Bank donated $5,000 to again sponsor the Hope Starts Here Challenge, an annual challenge that raises funds and awareness for the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center (UMBTC) through competitive and leisurely events geared for all ages and skill levels. The UMBTC is a collaborative effort between Northern Michigan University, U.P. Health System-Marquette and the Superior Health Foundation. The Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center’s mission is to empower patients and families dealing with brain tumors through advocacy, research, education and treatment.

  • April 4, 2018
    NMU Co-Sponsors 'Yooper Day' at Fox Cities Stadium

    Northern Michigan University will co-sponsor "Yooper Day" at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton on Saturday, April 28. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, a Class A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team, will face the Peoria Chiefs at 1:05 p.m. The first 1,000 fans through the gate will receive a newly designed Timber Rattlers U.P. T-shirt. An exclusive $20 box seat ticket deal that guarantees a tee is available through April 10. The promotion is a collaboration of NMU, Michigan Tech and the Yooper native-owned Keweenaw Pub in De Pere.

  • April 4, 2018
    Science on Tap Highlights Student Scholars

    The next Northern Michigan University Science on Tap event will feature NMU student scholars presenting their original research. It will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the upstairs community space at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. 

  • April 4, 2018
    Celebration of Student Scholarship April 12

    Northern Michigan University's 23rd Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship will be held on Thursday, April 12. Featured scholarship can take the form of research in the sciences, social sciences or humanities, as well as visual and performance art.

  • April 4, 2018
    PRSSA Spotlights NMU Student

    Heather Cook, president of the NMU chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America, was selected for the first PRSSA Member Spotlight. The new feature recognizes outstanding members who go above and beyond for their chapter, school and community. PRSSA wrote that "Cook has worked tirelessly over her time in the chapter to create national conference funding, support and motivate chapter members and much more." 

  • April 3, 2018
    Kupper Publishes Book on Gaze, Memory and Gender in Narrative

    Nelly Kupper, NMU professor in French and Russian, recently published “Gaze, Memory, and Gender in Narrative from Ancient to Modern.” The book uses a cross-disciplinary approach that intersects literary scholarship with neuroscience, specifically the processing of memory in men and women. 

  • April 3, 2018
    NMU Alumna Chairs Historic Preservation Advisory Council

    NMU alumna Aimee Kathryn Jorjani, who earned a bachelor's degree in political science and public relations in 1999, has been appointed by the Trump administration as chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. She will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring June 10, 2021. Originally from Milwaukee, Jorjani began her career in 1999 as a legislative aide to Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-1) after graduating from NMU. She later spent seven years with the Department of the Interior and held several positions, including special assistant for historic preservation. She received a master's in historic preservation in 2012 from Goucher College.

  • April 3, 2018
    Gonzo Media Presents 'Wag the Dog'

    Northern Michigan University’s Gonzo Media student organization will screen “Wag the Dog” at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in 165 Art and Design. The event is free for NMU students and $1 for the public.

  • April 2, 2018
    Alumnus Advocates for Veterans on Capitol Hill

    Northern Michigan University alumnus Michael Brown (BS 2005) spoke on behalf of veterans during a recent Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee discussion, as the special guest of U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. Brown is currently the coordinator of veterans services at Mongomery County Community College in Lafayette Hill, Pa.

  • March 29, 2018
    NMU Among Top Furniture Design Schools

    Northern Michigan University ranks ninth among accredited U.S. colleges and universities with furniture design programs, according to The Art Career Project, a national online resource for art students and professionals. 

  • March 29, 2018
    'Tarzan' Closes Out FRT Season

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is concluding its 2017-18 season with “Tarzan,” the Disney musical. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13-Saturday, April 14, and Thursday, April 19-Saturday, April 21, with 1 p.m. matinee performances April 14 and 21.

  • March 29, 2018
    'Turn Down the Lights' Effort Saves Energy

    The "Turn Down the Lights" campaign in several campus buildings held as part of Sustainability Week March 19-24 served as more than a reminder to reduce consumption. It also resulted in measurable energy savings. Kathy Richards, director of Facilities, said the five-day demonstration saved about $700, which would equate to $36,000 per year. Also, the 5,600 kilowatthours avoided during that period equates to the electricity needed to run NMU's Heating Plant for about three days.

  • March 29, 2018
    Visiting Writers Presentation Tonight

    Authors Randa Jarrar and Kwame Dawes will hold public readings as part of the NMU English Department's Visiting Writers Series. This free event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the University Center.

  • March 29, 2018
    Sexual Violence Presentation Friday

    The Northern Michigan University Psychological Science Department will host a lecture titled “Investigating Sexual Violence in College-Aged Dating Couples: Does the Medium Affect the Message?” This free event will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, March 30, in 1322 Jamrich Hall.

  • March 28, 2018
    Le Vent du Nord Concert April 7

    Le Vent Du Nord, a progressive folk music group from Quebec, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in Kaufman Auditorium. The concert is part of Northern Michigan University's Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center Concert Series.

  • March 28, 2018
    'Little Red Walking Hood' Opera for Children April 4

    Northern Michigan University’s music department will host “Little Red Walking Hood,” an opera experience for elementary-aged children. The free performance will be held at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in Reynolds Recital Hall.

  • March 28, 2018
    English Grad Student's Essay Published

    NMU graduate student Jacob Hall, who is pursuing a master’s degree in English, had an essay titled “We Knocked Hard” published in “The Forge” literary magazine. The essay relays Hall’s adventures and occasional mischief with a beloved cousin, while exploring themes of growing up in poverty and without education. The magazine editor described it as beautifully structured around cars, “from the beginning, when you are taken in a car to your cousin’s house, to the end, when you are driving your mom and dying aunt to visit your cousin in jail.” To read the full essay and accompanying interview with Hall, click here.

  • March 28, 2018
    Students Attend Theater Technology Conference

    Four Northern Michigan University theater and dance students attended the recent U.S. Institute for Theater Technology (USITT) Conference and Stage Expo in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Students attended sessions and workshops led by some of the industry’s leading professionals and talked with exhibitors about the latest innovations and services.

  • March 27, 2018
    NMU Percussion Ensemble Performs

    The Northern Michigan University Music Department will host a free concert featuring the NMU Percussion Ensemble at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in Reynolds Recital Hall. 

  • March 27, 2018
    Guest Saxophonist Performs at NMU

    Leading concert saxophonist John Sampen will perform as part of the Northern Michigan University Music Department’s Guest Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, in Reynolds Recital Hall. His concert will be preceded by another saxophone performance, as student Logan Galindo will present his senior recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 8. Both events are free and will be held in NMU’s Reynolds Recital Hall.

  • March 27, 2018
    Constructors Assist Wildcat Ski Team

    The Northern Michigan Constructors student organization volunteered to help the NMU Nordic ski team when it hosted the recent NCAA Regional Championships in Ishpeming, according to Coach Sten Fjeldheim. The students adapted the pavilion at Al Quaal Recreation Area to meet the needs of a larger competition.

  • March 26, 2018
    Navigating Higher Ed with ASD Discussed

    Northern Michigan University will host a World Autism Awareness Day guest presentation on addressing the challenges faced by college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ways to help them succeed. Chaturi Edrisinha, Oakland University professor and director of research for OU's Center for Autism, will speak at 4 p.m. Monday, April 2, in Jamrich Hall room 1100. An informal reception with light refreshments will be held prior to the event at 3 p.m. in front of Jamrich Hall room 1100.

  • March 26, 2018
    Reese Receives AAUW Award

    Northern Michigan University student Britney Reese recently won the 2018 Martha Griffiths Award from the Marquette Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The Rock, Mich., native is a computer science major and mathematics minor. She received $250, a certificate and a recognition dinner.

  • March 26, 2018
    NMU Quiz Bowl Tops Michigan Tech

    Northern Michigan University and Michigan Tech squared off again last weekend—not on the ice, but at the U.P. Quiz Bowl Showdown. Each school fielded three teams for the tournament. NMU's A team brought its A game, earning champion honors and retaining the Superior Cup rivalry trophy with a 7-3 record.

  • March 26, 2018
    NCLL Tours Superior Extrusion

    Please note the April 3 registration deadline.

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a tour of Superior Extrusion’s plant, which is located at K.I. Sawyer near Gwinn, Mich. It will be held from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 10.

  • March 23, 2018
    Alumnus Helps Construction Industry Embrace Technology

    NMU alumnus Kevin Bredeson (BS '97) has joined Skender Construction in Chicago as chief technology officer. He is responsible for strategic oversight and direction of Skender’s technology footprint. He infuses operations-focused technologies, including virtual design and construction and building information modeling, with emerging technologies surch as virtual reality, augmented reality and drone imaging. 

  • March 23, 2018
    Royal Ballet's 'Rite of Spring/The Firebird' Screened at NMU

    The Northern Michigan University Music Department will host a screening of the Royal Ballet production of “The Rite of Spring/“The Firebird” at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1, in Forest Roberts Theatre. The event is presented as part of the Siril Cinema Series.

  • March 23, 2018
    'Poetry Without Borders' Event at NMU

    The Northern Michigan University President’s Committee on Diversity will host a poetry reading from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the Olson Library Atrium. This free event, titled “Poetry Without Borders," is part of the NMU Diversity Common Reader program.

  • March 23, 2018
    NMU's 'Big Pitch' March 29

    Northern Michigan University’s College of Business will hold “The Big Pitch,” the new culminating event for its annual New Business Venture Competition for students from any academic major. This "Shark Tank"-style activity will feature four student teams pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges. It begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in Forest Roberts Theatre. Tickets for this free event are available at Universe.com/NMUBigPitch. A reception with free pizza will follow the event.

  • March 22, 2018
    Alumni-Owned Business Honored For Wildcat Signage

    Northern Michigan University alumnus Mark Pynnonen ('83 BS) has won two consecutive runner-up Project of the Year awards for signage and graphics work that his Signs Now Marquette franchise completed for Wildcat Athletics. The honored work includes large window graphics and backlit brushed-aluminum letters on the exterior of the Berry Events Center. Signs Now Marquette also completed a composite of signage and banners for various athletic facilities.

  • March 22, 2018
    Wildcat Weekend Sets Attendance Record

    Northern Michigan University’s March 17 Wildcat Weekend open house for prospective students and their family members or guests was the largest in NMU history. Total attendance was 982, which included 430 students. Hosting such a large and important recruiting event requires significant involvement by faculty and staff members and student volunteers. More than 230 were on hand, contributing to the program’s success.

  • March 22, 2018
    Lovells Establish NMU Endowed Professorship

    Northern Michigan University has received a $1 million commitment from an alumnus and his spouse to establish NMU’s first endowed professorship. The Mark R. and Eileen Lovell Professorship in the School of Health and Human Performance will focus on education, research and patient care related to concussions. Dr. Mark Lovell (BS ’77 Psychology) is internationally recognized for developing the ImPACT Test, the first and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. He also serves as a neuropsychological consultant for several sports organizations.

  • March 22, 2018
    Social Justice Speaker Visits NMU

    Diane J. Goodman, who has addressed social justice and diversity issues for more than 30 years, will visit Northern Michigan University March 28-29. Her visit will include a general presentation open to the public and sessions geared toward specific audiences. Topics covered will include social change, intersectionality, micro-aggressions and inclusion. 

  • March 21, 2018
    Lip-Synch Battle Benefits NMU Food Pantry

    The Northern Michigan University Student Athlete Advisory Committee will host a Lip-Sync Battle to benefit the NMU Food Pantry at 8 p.m. Monday, March 26, in 1100 Jamrich Hall.

  • March 20, 2018
    Immigrant Iron Miners Focus of NMU Event

    A presentation titled “Pasties, Beer, Revolution and God: Immigrant Miners and Their Communities on the Marquette Iron Range, 1900-1930” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in room 126 of the Learning Resources Center at Northern Michigan University. This “Evening at the Archives” event is hosted by the Central U.P. and NMU Archives as part of NMU’s Diversity Common Reader Program.

  • March 19, 2018
    NMU Group Offers Free Tax Return Help

    Northern Michigan University’s Beta Alpha Psi is offering free income tax return assistance to students and community members. The program is offered from 5-7 p.m. in the University Center Trading Lab every Tuesday and Thursday through April 12, with the exception of spring break week March 5-9. 

  • March 19, 2018
    NMU Hosts Gun Control Debate

    Northern Michigan University will host a gun control debate at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. The debate will include two participants: former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Joel Rubin, who is now an adjunct faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University; and John Lott Jr., Fox News columnist and president of the newly formed Crime Prevention Research Center.

  • March 19, 2018
    O'Connor Honored by Michigan Irish-American Chamber

    NMU alumnus David O’Connor (BS 1996) received the President’s Leadership Award from the Michigan Irish-American Chamber of Commerce (MIACC) at its annual gala on March 13 in Detroit. Dignitaries who attended included the mayor of County Cork, Ireland. O’Connor is founder, past president and board member of the MIACC. The chamber works to advance the business, culture, education and civic welfare of Michigan citizens of Irish descent. It is part of Irish Network USA.

  • March 19, 2018
    Goodman Joins Iron County Prosecutor's Office

    NMU alumna Hannah Goodman (BS Psychology) is the new part-time chief assistant prosecutor in the Iron County Prosecutor’s Office. She has worked for the past several years at the Law Office of Steven J. Tinti, with locations in Crystal Falls and Norway. After graduating from NMU, Goodman continued her education at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing. She has been practicing law since 2011.

  • March 19, 2018
    NCLL Hosts St. Vinnie's Tour

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a “Behind the Scenes at St. Vinnie’s” tour and presentation. It will be held from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at St. Vincent de Paul, which is located at 2119 Presque Isle in Marquette.

  • March 19, 2018
    NCLL Explores NMU Broadband

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a “Northern Michigan University Broadband and Education for Everyone” presentation. It will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 3, in room 111B of NMU’s Learning Resources Center.

  • March 18, 2018
    NMU 'Teachers of Promise' Attend Education Summit

    Northern Michigan University education students Jennie Baker of Munising and Amy Burley of Marquette were among the "Teachers of Promise" who attended the Governor's Education and Talent Summit March 12-13 in Novi. The Network of Michigan Educators invited universities to select their top two pre-service teachers for the designation. The students were honored at a banquet and had an opportunity to network with education leaders from across the state at the conference.

  • March 16, 2018
    Three-Minute Thesis Winners Advance

    The two winners of Northern Michigan University's inaugural Three-Minute Thesis competition will advance to the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools' regional competition April 6 in Grand Rapids. Tianli Kilpatrick, a master's degree candidate in English, earned first place and the People's Choice Award for her presentation, titled "The Immortal Jellyfish, and Other Things That Don't Know About Love." William Brown, a biology student, finished second with "Development of Rapid HIV Diagnostic Assay Using Isothermal Amplification Coupled with Peptide Nuclear Acid and Gold Nanoparticle Colorimetric Detection."

  • March 16, 2018
    Batchelor Lends Expertise on Tax Rates

    NMU College of Business Professor Trent Batchelor provided expert commentary for WalletHub’s recent comparison of tax rates in the 50 states and the District of Columbia against national medians. Batchelor teaches tax and advanced accounting at NMU. WalletHub ranked states according to their income, sales and excise, real estate and vehicle taxes, and by overall tax impact based on the cost-of-living index. Too see the comparison and read Batchelor’s commentary, click here.

  • March 15, 2018
    NMU Hosts "Three-Minute Thesis" Contest Today

    Northern Michigan University will join the international Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) movement with its inaugural campus competition at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in Mead Auditorium in West Science. Five master's degree students will be judged on their ability to effectively explain their research in only three minutes in language appropriate to a general audience. They are limited to one PowerPoint slide, but no other resources or props. The NMU winner will advance to the Midwest regional championship April 6 in Grand Rapids.

  • March 15, 2018
    CAPS Audio Recording Studio Upgraded

    Recent upgrades to Northern Michigan University’s audio recording studio are aligning with new demands in emerging areas of digital media production. Mark Shevy, professor of Communication and Performance Studies, said the project is being made possible “due to a perfect storm—in a good way.”

  • March 15, 2018
    NMU Grad Works with Grammy Artists

    As a Northern student, Mike Picotte (BS 2001) spent much of his free time in the campus audio production labs, becoming proficient in their specialized software and equipment. Now he is realizing a major return on that investment. The Gwinn native is a senior sales engineer for Sweetwater, billed as “the world’s leading music technology and instrument retailer.” Picotte advises clients on gear purchases and designs recording studios and live venues. He also consults on complex sound systems for large tours by artists such as Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake. In addition to his day job, Picotte has earned a stellar reputation among high-profile artists for his side passions: serving as a front-of-house engineer for concerts; and mixing/mastering records.

  • March 15, 2018
    World Languages Week at NMU

    Northern Michigan University will celebrate World Languages Week March 19-22. Lily Pearl Balloffet, history professor at Western Carolina University, will present "U.S. Policy, Global Migration and the American Dream: Past and Present" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in 1320 Jamrich Hall. She will also co-lead an Immigration and Community Workshop at the same time and location on Thursday, March 22. The Wildcat Den will offer cuisine from Spain, Germany and France for purchase Tuesday-Thursday, respectively. All of these activities are open to the public.

  • March 14, 2018
    NMU Sustainability Week March 19-24

    Northern Michigan University EcoReps, a student sustainability peer-to-peer educator program, is hosting Sustainability Week events on campus Monday, March 19-Saturday, March 24. NMU EcoReps aims to increase education and outreach in terms of social, economic and environmental sustainability through collaboration with other campus organizations.

  • March 14, 2018
    NMU Announces Presenters for TEDx Event

    The TED Talks Club at Northern Michigan University will host a TEDx event featuring eight regional speakers who will share their ideas and research on a variety of topics. It is scheduled from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24. While NMU’s licensing agreement limits the number of tickets available for the event in the Jamrich Hall auditorium, campus and community members are welcome to view a livestream on their own, or obtain tickets for an overflow viewing in 1322 Jamrich Hall, which includes access to a reception with presenters in the University Center.

  • March 13, 2018
    Kukulis' Senior Recital March 24

    Northern Michigan University's music department will present soprano Hayley Kukulis of Marquette in her senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Reynolds Recital Hall. There is no cost to attend the performance.

  • March 13, 2018
    Hughes Featured in DART Q&A

    NMU Art and Design Professor Steven Hughes is featured in a Q&A in American Illustration and American Photography's "DART: Design Arts Daily," an email report for and about the creative community. Published since 2005, DART reaches more than 20,000 readers. Hughes teaches illustration at NMU and operates his own studio, Primary Hughes. His work has been used by "The New York Times," American Greetings, Toronto Blue Jays Care Foundation and other entities. It has also been displayed in numerous U.S. gallery exhibitions. Read the full Q&A here

  • March 13, 2018
    NMU Hosts WCHA Championship Viewing Party

    Northern Michigan University will host a family friendly WCHA Championship Wildcat Watch Party on Saturday, March 17. The event runs from 6-9:30 p.m. in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. The first 500 people through the door will receive a free Wildcats rally towel—the same one being distributed at the NMU-Michigan Tech hockey game. Admission is free, with concession food and beverages available for purchase. Wildcat Willy will make a special appearance.

  • March 13, 2018
    Brandeis Professor Addresses HIV Vaccines at NMU

    Brandeis University Professor Isaac Krauss will present two distinct lectures on designing carbohydrate HIV vaccines at Northern Michigan University. The lectures are free and open to the public.

  • March 12, 2018
    McFawn to Interview Pulitzer Prize Winner

    Northern Michigan University English Professor Monica McFawn will interview Richard Ford, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Independence Day," at the 2018 Night for Notables event at the Library of Michigan this April. The Night for Notables recognizes 20 books with ties to Michigan at a special recognition program and enlists previous winners as speakers.

  • March 12, 2018
    Torchia Wins National Championship

    Wildcat Ian Torchia won a national title in the men's 20-kilometer freestyle at the NCAA Skiing National Championships in Steamboat Springs. He drew bib No. 1 before the race and finished No. 1 with a time of 54 minutes, 21 seconds. The junior from Rochester, Minn., is the seventh NCAA Champion in Wildcat Nordic skiing history. Now a four-time All-American, Torchia earned his second first-team honor of the week in the victory to add to his two All-America awards earned in 2016.

  • March 9, 2018
    Beaumier Center Receives Peter White Award

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at NMU received the Peter White Award from the Marquette Regional History Center. The award honors foundations, companies, organizations and institutions for exceptional effort in the enhancement, restoration, conservation or interpretation of the area's history. The campus community is invited to a cake and coffee reception celebrating the honor from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Beaumier Center in Gries Hall. 

  • March 9, 2018
    NMU Pow Wow March 24

    The 25th annual “Learn to Walk Together” traditional pow wow will be held on Saturday, March 24, at the Marquette National Guard Armory on Lincoln Street. Admission is free. Doors open at 11 a.m., with grand entries at noon and 6 p.m.

  • March 8, 2018
    NMU Second in Gift of Life Challenge

    Northern Michigan University took second place in the 15th annual Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge. Fourteen schools engaged in a friendly competition to register students as organ, tissue and eye donors. During the five-week challenge, about 1,400 individuals signed up across the state. NMU placed second in both number of students registered, with 206, and percentage of the student body registered, with 2.91. 

  • March 7, 2018
    NMU's Gonzo Media Screens "Exterminating Angel"

    Northern Michigan University’s Gonzo Media student organization will screen “The Exterminating Angel” at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in room 165 of the Art and Design Building.

  • March 7, 2018
    Tie for Best Display at Wellness Fair

    The Marquette County Health Department (MCHD) and the Northern Vegans organization tied as winners of the best display at NMU's Wildcat Wellness Health Fair. Exhibits are judged on clarity of health-promoting message; attractiveness of display; interaction with participants; usefulness of take-home materials and encouragement of positive health change. The award honors the memory of Robin Rahoi, former NMU registered dietician. 

  • March 7, 2018
    Alumna Conover Exhibits Paintings

    An exhibition titled “Industrial Revolution” by NMU alumna Kathleen Conover (’83 MFA) opened March 2 at the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, Tenn. She said the series of paintings represents her interpretation of the impact of evolving worldwide technological and manufacturing industries on the United States. "Inspiration and visual references abound from my iron mining home on Lake Superior in northern Michigan, through the farming heartland to the desert Southwest, and from coast to coast,” she said. Conover is the latest talented female artist featured by Customs House Museum during Women’s History Month. The exhibit runs through May 2.

  • March 6, 2018
    Alumnus is Third-Generation Company President

    NMU alumnus Tim Haag is the new president of State Collection Service Inc., a full-service accounts receivable management solutions provider. He will be the third generation to lead the organization when he assumes his new role on April 2. His Swedish immigrant grandfather founded State Collection Service. Haag holds a business management degree from NMU. He has been with the company since 2009, starting as a sales executive before quickly becoming director of client services. He was promoted to vice president of support services in 2015. To see the full press release on his appointment, click here.

  • March 6, 2018
    Holy Cross Political Science Prof Speaks at NMU

    Northern Michigan University will host a free presentation by Daniel Mahoney, political science professor at College of the Holy Cross, titled “Lessons Learned: Recovering the Light of the Soul After the Totalitarian Scourge.” He will speak about reason, faith and political and religious freedom. The speech will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in 1311 Jamrich Hall. It includes a discussion period after the lecture.

  • March 6, 2018
    Ferguson Named Great North Bank Controller

    NMU alumna Sara Ferguson (BS 2008) has been hired by Great North Bank as financial controller for its banks, according to a press release. She is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 10 years' experience at top-ranked firm KPMG in Minneapolis and at Anderson, Tackman & Company PLC in Iron Mountain. Ferguson's management roles have included auditing, consulting and taxation. She holds a degree in accounting and corporate finance from NMU.Great North Bank was established in 1891. It is a family-owned, independent community bank serving Wisconsin, upper Michigan and beyond. 

  • March 5, 2018
    Axiom Brass Quintet Plays at NMU

    The Northern Michigan University music department will host a concert featuring the Axiom Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, in Reynolds Recital Hall. The event is part of the Siril Endowment for Musical Arts.

  • March 5, 2018
    NMU Presents Film on "Bambi" Artist Tyrus Wong

    Northern Michigan University will present a feature-length documentary on the late Chinese American artist Tyrus Wong as part of its Diversity Common Reader Program. Wong overcame poverty and racism to become a renowned painter who exhibited with Picasso and Matisse, a Hollywood sketch artist and a "Disney Legend" for his groundbreaking work on the classic animated film, "Bambi." He died at age 106 in 2016. "Tyrus" will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in room 165 of the Art and Design Building.

  • March 5, 2018
    Beaumier Center Hosts "Finnish Music 101"

    Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will celebrate St. Urho's Day by presenting “Finnish Music 101” as part of its concert series. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre. It commemorates the centennial of Finland by featuring two to three songs from each decade since 1917. 

  • March 2, 2018
    NMU Presents "Far North Brass"

    Northern Michigan University’s music department will present “The Far North Brass” as part of its Chamber Music Series. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, at Reynolds Recital Hall.

  • March 2, 2018
    NCLL, Beaumier Center Host Sawyer Tour

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning and Northern Michigan University's Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host a bus tour of the former K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base. It will be held from 12:30-4 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in conjunction with the Beaumier Center’s “Cold War and the U.P.” exhibit.

  • March 1, 2018
    Ireland Native Discusses Country's Sports Culture

    Sarah Clarke, a Northern Michigan University health and human performance professor who was born and raised in Cork, Ireland, will present “Irish Sport & Culture: Punching above its weight.” Her talk is scheduled at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in 1320 Jamrich Hall. It is presented by NMU’s International Education Services Office.  

  • March 1, 2018
    Alumnus Appointed Superintendent

    NMU alumnus Paul Orlich was appointed Mishicot (Wis.) school district superintendent and high school principal, effective March 1, according to a press release. He previously served as high school principal and director of instruction for the district. Orlich also has experience as an assistant principal, dean of students, special education teacher and mental health social worker. He is completing his Ph.D. in educational administration at Marian University in Fond du Lac.

  • March 1, 2018
    NCLL Explores NMU International Studies

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation on Northern Michigan University education and program services for international students. The event will be held from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in room 136 of NMU’s Whitman Hall.

  • February 28, 2018
    University Forum March 21

    The next university forum will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. President Fritz Erickson and the NMU vice presidents will update the campus community on a variety of issues, including the current legislative season, the develpment of the Fiscal Year 2019 budget, the timelines for summer campus construction projects, the strategic resource allocation project progress and more. A question-and-answer session will follow the forum. 

  • February 28, 2018
    Alumna Directs Play that Premiered at NMU

    NMU alumna Korinne Griffith (‘16 BS) has crossed paths twice with playwright Kate Danley, both as a student and professional. They first met during NMU’s developmental workshop reading of Danley’s “Building Madness,” the 2016-17 Panowski Playwriting Award winner at NMU. Griffith graduated before the NMU production, which served as the play’s U.S. premiere. Little did Griffith know that as she approached her first post-graduation directing job, she would reconnect with Danley to produce “Building Madness” at a high school in Woodstock, Ill.

  • February 28, 2018
    Beaumier Center Seeks U.P. Folklife Award Nominations

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University is seeking public nominations for the 2018 Upper Peninsula Folklife Award. The award recognizes those who make a difference in the creation and/or preservation of Upper Peninsula folk arts, including music, dance, storytelling, crafts and food. Persons or organizations can be nominated. The nomination deadline is Friday, March 30. A committee will review nominations and make the final selections.

  • February 27, 2018
    Public Radio 90 Hosts Jitterbug Jive Fundraiser

    Public Radio 90, WNMU-FM, will hold a "Jitterbug Jive" swing dance fundraiser on Friday, March 9, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. Camilla Mingay will teach a pre-show swing clinic at 6:30 p.m. Dancing to music by Queen City Hot Club runs from 7-9 p.m. Admission is $5. All proceeds will benefit Public Radio 90.

  • February 27, 2018
    Former Wildcat Skier Wins Record Fifth Birkie

    Two former NMU Nordic skiers placed first and third in their respective races Feb. 24 at the American Birkebeiner, a 50k point-to-point course from Cable to Hayward, Wis. Caitlin (Compton) Gregg (BFA 2004) claimed her record-setting fifth title in the elite women's skate race. The former Olympian and NMU Sports Hall of Famer competes for the Central Cross Country (CXC) Team, Loppet Nordic Racing and Team Gregg. Kyle Bratrud, also a CXC Team member and a 2015 NMU graduate, placed third in the Birkie elite men's skate race. Read a feature story on Gregg's accomplishment and the race results here.

  • February 27, 2018
    NCLL Tours Beth Millner Jewelry

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a tour of Beth Millner Jewelry from 12:45-2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15. Millner creates hand-made, nature-inspired jewelry. She graduated from NMU with a BFA in metals in 2008 and launched her business in the corner of her kitchen before opening a downtown storefront in 2012. 

  • February 26, 2018
    Beaumier Center Screens Cold War Films

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will host two film showings during the month of March. The showings are held in conjunction with the Beaumier Center’s “Cold War in the U.P.” exhibition. Both screenings will begin at 7 p.m. and a discussion with center director Daniel Truckey will follow each film.

  • February 26, 2018
    Campus Cinema Presents 'Wonder'

    Northern Michigan University’s Campus Cinema will present a screening of “Wonder” at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and at 6 and 9 p.m. Sunday, March 11, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Attendance is free for NMU students and $1 for the public.

  • February 23, 2018
    NMU Hosts Winter Semester Job Fair

    Northern Michigan University's Career Services will host a Winter Semester Job Fair from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the University Center.

  • February 23, 2018
    Gonzo Media Screens 'Buzzard'

    Northern Michigan University’s Gonzo Media student organization will screen “Buzzard” at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in room 165 of the Art and Design Building. “Buzzard” is about a slacker office employee who makes extra money by stealing refund checks from his employer.

  • February 23, 2018
    NCLL Offers Program on Strokes

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation titled “Strokes – Brain Trauma.” It will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in room 101B of the Northern Michigan University Superior Dome.

  • February 22, 2018
    NMU Police Offer 'Winter Driving Experience'

    The NMU Police Department on Wednesday offered its first "Winter Driving Experience" to NMU students in a parking lot with snow-covered ice behind the Superior Dome. Students were able to drive an older, out-of-service patrol vehicle through a cone-filled course. An officer riding shotgun gave tips on how to avoid or effectively confront the most common causes of winter accidents. Another session is scheduled from 3-6 p.m. today (Feb. 22). The hands-on experience complements educational programs that the department presents in the residence halls on winter driving and vehicle maintenance.

  • February 22, 2018
    NCLL Hosts Intermediate Photography Classes

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host intermediate photography classes. Classes will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, March 28, April 25, May 23 and June 27, in room 414A of Northern Michigan University’s Cohodas Hall.

  • February 21, 2018
    NMU Alumna Writes Two Plays Set in Upper Midwest

    Northern Michigan University alumna Karen Saari’s (‘96 BS) play, "In a Clearing," will have its world premiere this summer under the direction of NMU alumnus Andrew Gall (‘95 BS), interim managing artistic director of Magnetic Theatre Company in Asheville, N.C. Another play by Saari, "Bad in Bed," is set in Marquette and features characters who are NMU alumni. A developmental production of "Bad in Bed" is taking place through Saturday, Feb. 24, at Acadiana Repertory Theatre in Lafayette, La.

  • February 21, 2018
    NMU Grad Writes Running Column

    NMU alumna Carly Guggemos was recently a featured columnist for the “Lansing State Journal.” Her column addressed the benefits that running with one’s partner offers, both in supporting a training regimen and strengthening the personal relationship. Guggemos received her master’s degree in exercise science from NMU and is co-owner of Organic Coaching. She is a full-time triathlon and running coach and competitive triathlete. Read her column here.

  • February 21, 2018
    NMU Prof Co-Authors 'Science' Article

    NMU Biology Assistant Professor Diana Lafferty has been involved in an international research collaboration that set out to discover whether adaptive evolution can rescue animals that change coat colors with the seasons in the face of a changing climate and decreasing snow cover. A related article she co-authored was recently published in “Science” magazine. 

  • February 21, 2018
    NMU, Innovate Marquette Host 'Relaunch'

    Invent@NMU and Innovate Marquette SmartZone held a “relaunch” open house Friday to celebrate the recent collaboration between the two organizations. Representatives highlighted their expanded entrepreneurial support services and new online client outreach capability to be powered by NMU’s broadband Educational Access Network (EAN). The event featured a screening of the new promotional video, a look at the student-designed logo, a demonstration of the new remote client-access kiosk and client/student success stories. 

  • February 20, 2018
    Haltof Publishes Book on Holocaust Film

    Northern Michigan University English Professor Marek Haltof recently published a book titled "Screening Auschwitz: Wanda Jakubowska’s 'The Last Stage' and the Politics of Commemoration." The book examines the first narrative film to portray the infamous Nazi German concentration and extermination camp. "The Last Stage" was released in 1948 and directed by Jakubowska, an Auschwitz survivor.

  • February 20, 2018
    NMU Group Offers Free Tax Help

    Northern Michigan University’s Beta Alpha Psi will offer free income tax return assistance to students and community members. The program is offered from 5-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday through April 12, with the exception of spring break week March 5-9, in the University Center Trading Lab.

  • February 20, 2018
    Beaumier Center Screens 'Three Days of the Condor'

    The Beaumier Center at Northern Michigan University will offer a showing of "Three Days of the Condor" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Seminar Room of the Beaumier Center in Gries Hall. The showing is held in conjunction with the Beaumier Center's Cold War in the U.P. exhibition. A discussion with Daniel Truckey will follow the film.

  • February 19, 2018
    Self-Injury and Self-Destructive Behaviors Addressed

    A presentation titled “Understanding Self-Injury and Self-Destructive Behaviors in Clinical Populations: Treatment Conceptualization and Considerations” will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in room 1322 of Jamrich Hall at Northern Michigan University. This presentation is part of the NMU Psychological Science Colloquium Series.

  • February 19, 2018
    Faculty/Staff Photo Shoot Feb. 27

    Northern Michigan University faculty and staff are encouraged to attend a free professional photo shoot on Tuesday, Feb. 27, for updated headshots that will provide a cohesive look for departmental websites and recruiting/marketing materials. University photographer Josh LeClair and his staff will conduct the sessions.

  • February 16, 2018
    Nursing Prof Honored for Assisting Stroke Victim

    Nursing Professor Nancy Maas was honored by the NMU Board of Trustees today for her quick response in lending qualified help to 34-year-old alumna Anna Dravland, who had collapsed on a Marquette street after suffering a debilitating stroke.

  • February 16, 2018
    NMU Board Approves Housing, Dining Rates

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved housing and dining rates for the 2018-19 academic year. The cost of a standard double-occupancy room in the traditional residence halls and the “gold constant meal pass” dining option will be $5,203 per semester, an increase of $164 to cover inflationary cost adjustments and maintenance needs. Double-occupancy rooms in The Woods complex with the same meal plan will be $5,595 per semester, an increase of $163.

  • February 16, 2018
    Board to Review Policies, Starting with Sexual Misconduct

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has formed an ad hoc committee to review university policies to ensure that they reflect current best practices. The first priority will be NMU’s sexual misconduct policy, which was updated in 2016 and amended in 2017.

  • February 16, 2018
    FRT Offers Sensory-Friendly 'Tarzan' Performance

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present a modified performance of the musical Tarzan geared toward children and adults who are on the autism spectrum or have sensory issues. The goal is to preserve the entertainment value of the show so families can enjoy it together while also creating a supportive environment. Free admission is made possible through private donor support. FRT has partnered with the Theatre Development Fund (TDF) in New York City to produce this “Theater for All” performance, scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15.

  • February 15, 2018
    NMU Alumnus Teacher Recounts Parkland Shooting

    When NMU alumnus Ernest Rospierski (BS 2005) heard the fire alarm at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., he assumed it was a previously discussed “code red” drill. As students filed out of his classroom, he heard gunfire. A bullet grazed his cheek, but Rospierski managed to push his students toward the stairway so they could escape. He hid in a bathroom, where his thoughts turned to his wife and fellow NMU graduate Andrea Kowalski-Rospierski (BA 2005), who also teaches at the school and was in another building across campus. Read the full Miami Herald story here

  • February 15, 2018
    NMU Presents Dance Concert Feb. 22-24

    Northern Michigan University’s dance minor presents its annual Dance Concert Thursday, Feb. 22-Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m., with a 1 p.m. matinee performance Saturday, at Forest Roberts Theatre. This concert is choreographed and performed by NMU students, faculty and guest performers.

  • February 13, 2018
    Academic Freedom Addressed at NMU

    Cary Nelson, former national president of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and author of No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom, will speak at Northern Michigan University. His talk is titled “Academic Freedom in Times of Crisis: The Future of Collective Bargaining, Free Speech on Campus, and Prospects for Peace in the Middle East.” The event is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in Reynolds Recital Hall. It includes a question-and-answer period after the lecture, followed by a reception. Light refreshments will be served. 

  • February 13, 2018
    Kevin Avery Performs at NMU

    Kevin Avery, stand-up comedian and writer on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, will perform at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, in Jamrich 1100. Admission is free for NMU students and $1 for the general public.

  • February 13, 2018
    FRT Announces 2018-19 Season

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre and Dance announced its 2018-19 lineup of plays, dance events and other activities during its recent Halfway Party. More details will be announced closer to each event, but an overview of the schedule follows:

  • February 13, 2018
    NMU Music and Dance Collaborate on Topical Concert

    The first collaboration between Northern Michigan University’s dance minor and Arts Chorale will use artistic expression to address topical health and social issues such as suicide, homophobia and bullying. As one component of the NMU Dance Concert, 25 student vocalists under the guidance of Director of Choirs Erin Colwitz will perform alongside 14 dancers led by Dance Minor Program Director Jill Grundstrom. 

  • February 12, 2018
    Invent@NMU and Innovate Marquette SmartZone Celebrate Relaunch

    Invent@NMU and Innovate Marquette SmartZone are hosting a celebration of their collaboration on Thursday, Feb. 15, at the new Ampersand Coworking Space located in the UP Masonic Center. The gathering will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by their monthly Business on Tap series at 6:30 p.m. featuring speakers Peter Pless, professor of human-centered design from Northern Michigan University, and Jason Schneider, executive director of the Marquette Chamber of Commerce.

  • February 8, 2018
    NMU Hosts Summer Employment Job Fair

    Northern Michigan University will host its 18th annual Summer Employment Fair from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the University Center. The fair is an opportunity for companies and organizations to discuss summer jobs, internships and part-time jobs with NMU students and alumni.

  • February 8, 2018
    Student Protests Presentation at NMU

    A presentation titled “Black Pride, Billy Clubs and Broken Promises: Northern Michigan University Student Protests” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in room 126 of NMU’s Learning Resources Center. The Central Upper Peninsula and NMU Archives is hosting this event in conjunction with Black History Month.

  • February 7, 2018
    Tuition Topic of Your Wealth Talk at NMU

    Northern Michigan University alumnus Scott Beaulier ('00 BS), dean of the College of Business at North Dakota State University, will present “Headwinds in Higher Education: What’s Happening to Tuition Prices, University Finances and Why it Matters” as part of the Your Wealth lecture series. The presentation begins at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in West Science's Mead Auditorium. It is open to the public.

  • February 6, 2018
    Gonzo Media Presents

    Northern Michigan University’s Gonzo Media student organization will screen San Soleil at 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in 165 Art & Design. 

    San Soleil is an experimental documentary released in 1983 by French director Chris Marker. The documentary uses footage recorded in various countries around the world and ties each segment together with music and voice-over narration of a seasoned world traveler. 

  • February 5, 2018
    NMU Athlete Administers CPR to Community Member

    Wildcat women’s golfer Avery Rochester put her CPR and AED training to effective use recently, when she rendered aid to a community member who collapsed during a Zumba class. Now she’s advocating for more student-athletes to become certified in the lifesaving techniques.

  • February 5, 2018
    Former NMU Skier Preps Team USA Equipment

    Former NMU Nordic skier Eli Brown will march with the Team USA delegation during the Feb. 9 opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. But he won’t be competing as an athlete as he once dreamed. He is a ski tech for the U.S. cross-country ski team. Brown’s role is to monitor snow conditions and test different types of wax to make sure the team has the fastest skis possible. Choosing the right wax can help racers shave valuable seconds off their times. Read a feature story on Brown here.

  • February 5, 2018
    Olympic Athletes, Coaches Have NMU Ties

    Several athletes and coaches participating in the Winter Olympic Games have ties to NMU. They include an alumna on the U.S. cross-country ski team, a former NMU Olympic Training Site speedskater competing in his fifth Olympics, a former Wildcat hockey player representing Sweden, a former NMU football player competing in snowboardcross, an alumnus coaching an alpine ski racer representing Malaysia, and two former speedskaters serving in assistant coach and team leader roles. The Winter Games are being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

  • February 5, 2018
    NMU Presents Choirs and Alumni Concert

    Northern Michigan University’s music department will present its University Choir and Arts Chorale Alumni Concert, with participation from Forest Roberts Theatre and Dance. The free performance begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, in Forest Roberts Theatre.

  • February 2, 2018
    Snyder to Speak at NMU Commencement

    Gov. Rick Snyder has accepted Northern Michigan University’s invitation to speak at commencement on Saturday, May 5. He was nominated because of his support of key NMU initiatives, including the Educational Access Network, Invent@NMU and career and technical education.

  • February 2, 2018
    NMU Board Elects New Leaders

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees recently elected new leadership for calendar year 2018. Robert Mahaney of Marquette will serve as chair of the board and Steve Mitchell of West Bloomfield is vice chair. Trustees also approved standing committees, with James Haveman of Grand Haven appointed chair of the Finance Committee and Tami Seavoy of Marquette serving as chair of the Academic Affairs Committee.

  • February 2, 2018
    Food Pantry Hosts Grand Opening

    A grand opening was held Thursday for the Northern Michigan University Food Pantry, an ASNMU-led initiative to assist the campus community. The pantry is located in 101B Gries Hall. It accepts donations of non-perishable food items, along with personal care, hygiene and paper products.

  • February 1, 2018
    DeVos Hosts 'Aperture' Exhibit Talk

    Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum will host a discussion that coincides with the “Aperture” exhibit. This free event will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the DeVos Art Museum. Refreshments will be provided after the event in the museum lobby.

  • February 1, 2018
    NMU Offers U.P. 200 Hospitality Tent

    Northern Michigan University will again host a hospitality tent for the general public near the starting gate of the UP 200 sled dog race on Friday, Feb. 16. The heated tent will be open from 6-9 p.m. next to the old City Hall building on Washington Street. Admission is free. This family-friendly event will include hot chocolate and cookies, while supplies last.

  • January 31, 2018
    Integrative Medicine Talk at NMU

    The next presentation in the Your Health lecture series at Northern Michigan University is titled “Road Map to Better Health: An Introduction to Integrative Medicine." This free event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in Reynolds Recital Hall. The lecture will feature two speakers: Dr. Jessica Haloskie, physician at UP Health System-Marquette and Dr. Lisa Long, physician at UP Health System-Marquette and assistant professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

  • January 31, 2018
    Forest Roberts Theatre Holds 'Fringe Fest'

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is presenting its third annual Fringe Festival Feb. 8-10 and 15-17 in the Panowski Black Box Theatre. Three different theatrical pieces performed, produced and directed by students in the theater and entertainment arts program will be performed each evening. The Fringe Festival will feature The Valentine Fairy, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare and Antigone.

  • January 30, 2018
    NCLL Presents Ethnic Dinner

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host its “A Trip to Mexico” ethnic dinner from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at NMU’s Chez Nous restaurant in the Jacobetti Complex.

  • January 30, 2018
    NMU Participates in Gift of Life Michigan Challenge

    Northern Michigan University is among 13 Michigan colleges and universities participating in the 15th annual Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge, an organ and tissue donor drive competition. Students, professors, alumni and community members can register to become a donor by visiting GiftOfLifeMichigan.org/CampusChallenge and selecting NMU as the favorite school. NMU was in fourth place in the real-time statewide results as of Jan. 31. The competition runs through Feb. 20. 

  • January 29, 2018
    LARA Director Addresses Medical Cannabis

    Shelly Edgerton, director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), will present “Michigan Medical Marihuana 101” at Northern Michigan University. Her talk is scheduled at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in 2904 West Science. It is open to the public.

  • January 26, 2018
    NMU Offers Educational Tools for 'Great Lakes Cycle' Exhibit

    Northern Michigan University is launching educational modules in conjunction with the Jan. 27 opening of Alexis Rockman’s The Great Lakes Cycle exhibit at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM). The materials are distinctive in the way they expand upon the themes illustrated in Rockman’s paintings by exploring the scientific and artistic elements.

  • January 25, 2018
    Royal Opera House's 'Barber of Seville' Screened

    The Northern Michigan University music department will present a screening of the Royal Opera House production of The Barber of Seville. The film will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at Forest Roberts Theatre.

  • January 25, 2018
    NMU Names Presidential Scholars Winners

    Northern Michigan University has announced the results of its Presidential Scholars Competition. NMU annually invites academically talented high school seniors to compete for the Harden Scholarship, which covers full tuition, room and board; and the Presidential Scholarship, which covers full tuition. Both are awarded over eight consecutive semesters.

  • January 25, 2018
    Seaborg Center Offers Winter College for Kids

    The Northern Michigan University Seaborg Center is offering winter College for Kids programs from 9 a.m. to noon on two Saturdays: Feb. 3 and March 24. Students in kindergarten through 6th grade will participate in creative hands-on activities in 2702 West Science. The cost for each session is $8. Pre-registration is required and can be accessed online at http://www.nmu.edu/seaborg/student-programs or by calling 227-2002.

  • January 25, 2018
    Seaborg Center Coder Dojo Program Begins

    Coder Dojo 906, a community-based programming club for young people sponsored by the Northern Michigan University Seaborg Center, is offering coding classes from 4-6 p.m. on the following Tuesdays during the winter semester: Jan. 30, Feb. 13, March 13, March 27 and April 10. The sessions will take place in 2702 West Science.

  • January 24, 2018
    Foreign Policy Issues Addressed

    Northern Michigan University's Department of Political Science and Public Administration is sponsoring a "Great Decisions Global Discussions" lecture series with the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan. The weekly series addressing critical foreign policy issues runs each Monday Jan. 29-March 26, with the exception of spring break. 

  • January 24, 2018
    NMU College of Business Accreditation Extended

    Northern Michigan University’s College of Business has extended its accreditation through AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide have achieved AASCB accreditation. NMU initially gained the distinction in 2002.

  • January 22, 2018
    NCLL Hosts Program on Use, Abuse of Narcotics

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation titled “Non-Prescription Drugs: Use and Abuse” from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in room 101B of the Superior Dome.

  • January 19, 2018
    Two NMU Profs Discuss 'Growing Up in Communism'

    Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host a free presentation titled “Growing up in Communism." Two NMU faculty members who were raised in that system in different countries will share their experiences and perspectives. The talk begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in the seminar room of the Beaumier Center in Gries Hall. It is being held in conjunction with the "Cold War and the U.P." exhibition, which will be open for viewing that evening.

  • January 19, 2018
    NMU Grad Customizes Name-Brand Denim Icons

    Artist Julian Gaines (BA 2015), who majored in painting and drawing at NMU, was approached to transform the blue denim Air Jordan 4 Retro and a reversible denim trucker jacket to mark the launch of the Jordan X Levi’s® collaboration. By using his creative talents to customize clothing, he has carved out an impressive professional niche. Many cultural luminaries have commissioned his work and he has several other collaborations to his credit. In a feature story on the Air Jordan website, Gaines explains his creative approach to the project and why denim is a favored canvas. Read it here.

  • January 18, 2018
    NMU Hosts Human Trafficking Presentation

    Northern Michigan University will host a public presentation on human trafficking as part of a week-long awareness initiative in the Upper Peninsula. The recently re-established U.P. Human Trafficking Task Force (UPHTTF) has teamed with the Department of Justice, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, several U.P. law enforcement agencies and local experts to deliver presentations across the region. The NMU event will be held from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in the University Center Marquette/Nicolet Rooms. It is sponsored by the School of Nursing and President’s Office.

  • January 18, 2018
    'Aperture' Exhibit Opens at DeVos

    Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum will present "Aperture: Photographs" from Jan. 22–April 1. The exhibition follows the evolution of the Aperture Foundation through a display of photographs from its print and fundraising programs made over a 50-year period. In the process, it charts the evolution of photography itself.

  • January 18, 2018
    New Warden is NMU Alumna

    Erica Huss, who recently became the first female warden in the 128-year history of Marquette Branch Prison, is an NMU alumna. The Wakefield native graduated in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in behavioral psychology/criminal justice. She has spent 23 years with the Michigan Department of Corrections.

  • January 18, 2018
    Digneit to Present at URTA in Chicago

    Bill Digneit, NMU director of theater, is featured in a Live Design International (LDI) website article for two sessions he will present at the University Resident Theatre Association's winter meetings Jan. 26 in Chicago. Digneit serves as production director for the annual professional training program at the LDI trade show. 

  • January 18, 2018
    Cold War Film Series Continues

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will continue its Cold War film series with a showing of Nine Days in One Year at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30. The film is being screened in conjunction with the Beaumier Center's "Cold War in the U.P." exhibition. A discussion with Beaumier Center Director Daniel Truckey will follow.

  • January 18, 2018
    Lodge Opens

    Housing and Residence Life held an open house offering a sneak peak of the Lodge, "NMU's family room," which opened for the winter semester. Though located in The Woods complex, the gathering space is open to all students, faculty and staff.

  • January 16, 2018
    Maki Leads First Bank Upper Michigan

    NMU alumnus Todd Maki has been appointed the new president & CEO of First Bank, Upper Michigan, effective March 1. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from NMU. Maki has been with the organization for 20 years and is a lead commercial lender. According to a press release from parent company First Bancshares, First Bank recently merged with Northern Michigan Bank & Trust. It has 10 locations, including two in Gladstone, where Maki resides.

  • January 15, 2018
    Diversity Common Reader Pick Announced

    NMU's Diversity Common Reader Program is a semester-long initiative focused on exposing a new cultural or ethnic idea at a campus-wide level. The program's 2018 book selection is Luis Alberto Urrea’s Nobody’s Son: Notes from an American Life. In this American Book Award winner, Urrea tells his story of growing up in San Diego as the son of a Mexican father and Anglo mother from Staten Island. The memoir describes Urrea’s childhood as a mix of opposites, a clash of cultures and languages.

  • January 5, 2018
    NMU Students Gain Free NTN Access

    Northern Michigan University students will receive free access to all of the bike, ski and snowshoe trails that comprise the Noquemanon Trail Network. They can also check out snowbikes, snowshoes and cross-country skis for use on the NTN at no charge. To celebrate the new partnership between Northern and the NTN, equipment demos will be available during the inaugural Snowfest kickoff to the winter semester on Thursday, Jan. 18, on the NMU academic mall.

  • January 4, 2018
    NMU Honors King with Day of Service

    Northern Michigan University will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Monday, Jan. 15. The event kicks off with a march for equality. Participants will assemble at noon in the lobby of NMU’s Magers and Meyland Halls. A lunch and Poetry without Borders event will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the University Center’s Peter White Lounge. Service projects begin at 2 p.m.

  • January 3, 2018
    Marquette Among Safest College Towns

    Northern Michigan University’s home base of Marquette is the 2nd safest college town in Michigan and the 19th safest in America, according to ranking released by The SafeWise Report. 

  • January 3, 2018
    NCLL Hosts 'Our Wild Watershed' Talk

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation titled “Our Wild Watershed” from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

  • January 3, 2018
    Illustration Historian Gives 'Bodycount' Talk at NMU

    Illustration historian Jaleen Grove will present “Bodycount: A Graphic Reckoning in the Illustration Morgue” at Northern Michigan University. Her talk is scheduled at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in room 165 of the Art and Design Building. It is free and open to the public.

  • January 2, 2018
    NCLL Offers 'Cold War' Exhibit Tour

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a tour of the "Cold War in the U.P." exhibit from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center.

  • January 2, 2018
    NCLL Event Explores Keweenaw Copper

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a “Keweenaw Copper” presentation from 3-4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

  • January 1, 2018
    NCLL Offers Woodworkers Rally

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host its “Woodworker Rally III” event from 8 a.m. to noon Mondays between Jan. 22-Feb. 26 in room 137 of NMU’s Jacobetti Center.

  • December 21, 2017
    NCLL Offers U.P. Brain Tumor Center Talk

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host an Upper Peninsula Brain Tumor Center (UPBTC) presentation on glioblastoma. The talk will explore research into factors that make the cancer more resistant to treatment, more likely to recur and better able to evade the immune system. The event will be held from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

  • December 21, 2017
    NCLL Presents Watercolor Workshop

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a “Have Fun with Watercolor” class from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Workshop #3 in Peter White Public Library.

  • December 20, 2017
    NCLL Offers UP 200 Presentation

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host an “Evolution of the U.P. 200 Sled Dog Races” presentation. It will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, in room 101B of the Superior Dome.

  • December 15, 2017
    NMU Board Approves Capital Projects

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved three capital projects. It authorized $20.5 million for the Don H. Bottum University Center renovation. The two-year project will be completed in phases, with construction scheduled to begin in May.

  • December 15, 2017
    NMU Offers New BAS Degree Primarily Online

    Northern Michigan University’s College of Business will offer a new bachelor’s of applied science in management degree, beginning in fall 2018. The BAS program will be delivered primarily online. It is designed for non-traditional students and returning adult learners who have completed associate of applied science degrees in technical fields. NMU will help them gain added expertise and develop skills to advance to prospective leadership roles in their chosen fields.

  • December 15, 2017
    NMU Receives Grant to Address Sexual Assault

    Northern Michigan University has received more than $19,000 through the State of Michigan Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program. The funding will support “Empowering the Confidant,” an initiative that will train peers to respond appropriately when friends, roommates or fellow students disclose incidents of sexual misconduct.

  • December 15, 2017
    NMU, MTU Partner on Sexual Misconduct Prevention

    NMU is partnering with Michigan Tech on a $12,000 grant-funded project titled "Innovative Sexual Misconduct Prevention Programming Based on Student's Assessed Needs." This is among 13 projects, including one exclusive to NMU (see related story), funded through the State of Michigan Campus Sexual Assault Grants.

  • December 14, 2017
    PR Class Researches Freshman Enrollment Spike

    Data from the survey of first-time freshmen, with 445 respondents, showed that the top three reasons they chose to attend NMU were: desired academic program; cost of tuition; and size of the institution. In the focus group results, distance from hometown—with Marquette’s remoteness viewed as a positive—ranked second, between academic program and cost.

  • December 14, 2017
    Sustainability Hits Close to Home for Mittlefehldt

    Sarah Mittlefehldt is one of Northern’s most prominent sustainability advocates. As an associate professor, she teaches students about environmental stewardship. As co-chair of the NMU Sustainability Advisory Council, she promotes initiatives and guiding principles that will help the university fulfill its core values. Mittlefehldt’s commitment extends to her personal life. She and her husband, John Gillette, set out to build a net-zero home employing renewable technologies and local materials. They did much of the work themselves, with support from a general contractor who is an NMU alumnus.

  • December 14, 2017
    McNabb is NMU Student Commencement Speaker

    Erin McNabb of Grand Rapids will be the student speaker at Northern Michigan University’s Dec. 16 commencement. She said her speech will address overcoming fear and mistakes. Cheyenne Kaufman of Houghton, Mich., will be the student soloist at the ceremony. She will lead the singing of the university’s alma mater, “Hail Northern” and the national anthem.

  • December 13, 2017
    Graduating Senior Reflects on NMU, McNair Research

    If someone had told Maggie Hartman of Huntington, Ind., several years ago that she would return to college at age 28 and be doing research as a McNair Scholar, she would not have believed it. Now, she is graduating with a fisheries and wildlife management degree from Northern Michigan University on Saturday and doing something else she never imagined: applying to graduate school. Her experiences at NMU and with the McNair Scholars Program have completely changed her future career goals.

  • December 13, 2017
    Employees Contribute to NMU Food Pantry

    NMU faculty and staff members who attended the campus holiday celebration contributed two large carts full of non-perishable items for the NMU Food Pantry. Simply Superior made the delivery to the pantry in Gries Hall Tuesday morning. Other recent collections to stock the shelves included Giving Tuesday and Public Safety's Food4Fines program.

  • December 12, 2017
    NMU Ensembles Featured in Holiday Broadcast

    A variety of small ensembles from the Northern Michigan University music department will be featured during a holiday radio program to air on WNMU-FM, Public Radio 90. The one-hour show will air at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, and at 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21.

  • December 8, 2017
    NMU Accredited for Excellence in Educator Prep

    Northern Michigan University is one of 43 institutions nationwide whose teacher preparation programs have been accredited this fall by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Northern was among four state universities that partnered with the Michigan Department of Education to pilot CAEP’s self-described new “rigorous, nationally recognized” standards.

  • December 8, 2017
    NMU Faculty Receive Awards

    Five Northern Michigan University faculty members were recognized at the annual Celebration of Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship. Recipients and their awards were: Antony Aumann of Philosophy and Amy Barnsley of Math and Computer Science, Excellence in Teaching; Josh Carlson of Psychological Science and William Tireman of Physics, Excellence in Scholarship; and Martin Achatz of English, Excellence in Part-Time Faculty Teaching.

  • December 8, 2017
    Music Honors Dave Lucas at Concert

    e NMU Music Department made a special presentation at its holiday concert Thursday night to honor the memory of former physics department head Dave Lucas, who passed away in December 2015. The music faculty purchased a tabletop metallophone and attached a commemorative plaque. The percussion instrument will be used in the “physics of sound and music” course that Lucas created.

  • December 7, 2017
    Forest Roberts Theatre Presents 'Scrooge' Musical

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will ring in the holiday season with its long-standing traditional production of Scrooge, a musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Performances will be held Thursday, Dec. 14-Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. with 1 p.m. matinee performances Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17.

  • December 7, 2017
    Students Select Wood as Commencement Speaker

    Northern Michigan University English Professor David Wood will deliver the keynote address at mid-year commencement on Saturday, Dec. 16. He is the second recipient of the Students’ Choice Award, a recognition program that allows graduating students to nominate a faculty or staff member to serve as the featured speaker at the ceremony. 

  • December 6, 2017
    Students Highlight Zambia Research

    Eighteen NMU students who participated in a Zambia field studies course this past summer recently presented a Zamposium on campus highlighting their experience. The event featured research posters, artifacts, food, photos and music. Their class, led by Biology Professor Alec Lindsay, included four days of science history in London and 24 days of life in Zambia, from national parks to game preserves to remote villages. 

  • December 5, 2017
    NCLL Offers Crèche Collection Tour

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning is offering a self-guided tour of a crèche collection that includes more than 300 pieces from around the world. The event will take place from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at 128 Timber Lane in Marquette.

  • December 5, 2017
    Peter White Library Hosts Final Exam Study Hours

    Peter White Public Library in Marquette will offer extended hours for NMU final exam study. The library will be open from 3-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, and 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11. Students are asked to use the entrance by the parking lot off Ridge Street. Free coffee and snacks will be available while they last. 

  • December 4, 2017
    NMU Grant Aids Victim Services Programs in Indian Country

    Northern Michigan University has received a grant of $450,000 over three years from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. The funding will support an NMU endeavor to increase Native American studies inclusion within the social work curriculum, recruitment and retention of professionals with related expertise by tribal victim service programs in rural areas, and the number of American Indian university graduates, specifically in the social work fields.

  • December 4, 2017
    Student Law Forum Hosts Search and Seizure Talk

    The Northern Michigan University Student Law Forum will host a presentation titled "Search and Seizure" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. Attorney experts Karl Numinen and Phillip Toutant will address Fourth Amendment search issues affecting individuals' bodies, homes, vehicles and electronic devices. Admission to this Suds, Buds and Barristers event is free. 

  • December 1, 2017
    Student Nature Writings, Poems Part of Art Show

    Northern Michigan University outdoor recreation leadership and management students will share their nature writing and poem projects as part of the annual Pop-Up Art Show at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center. An opening reception is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. The exhibit will run through Tuesday, Dec. 12.  

  • December 1, 2017
    NMU Offers Citizenship Minor

    Northern Michigan University now offers a citizenship studies minor designed to provide students with a multifaceted understanding of citizenship in the United States. NMU history professor Alan Willis said it is the first of its kind in Michigan.

  • December 1, 2017
    NMU Students Stage Comedic Murder Mystery

    Northern Michigan University’s chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theater honor society, is presenting Don Zolidis’ The Bold, the Young and the Murdered, a comedic murder mystery play. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7-Saturday, Dec. 9, in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre.

  • December 1, 2017
    NMU Graduating Seniors' Art Exhibited

    Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum is hosting an exhibition featuring the work of graduating seniors. The show will be on display through the closing reception, which is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15.  

  • December 1, 2017
    Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center Seeks Immigrant Stories

    The Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University received an $11,000 grant from the Michigan Humanities Council to support an upcoming exhibition titled “The Immigrant Experience.” Now the center is inviting any U.P. immigrants to the United States to share information about their experiences for the exhibit. Those who wish to participate will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire.

  • November 30, 2017
    Wellseley Prof to Address Free Speech at NMU

    Northern Michigan University’s Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom will launch a new speaker series to address topics that generate interest on many college campuses. The first event, presented in cooperation with the College Democrats and College Republicans, will focus on the meaning of free speech today. Thomas Cushman, sociology professor and founding director of the Freedom Project at Wellesley College, will present “Who Gets to Speak and What Do They Get to Say?” His talk is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in the University Center Nicolet Room. It is free and open to the public.

  • November 30, 2017
    NMU Holiday Concert to Honor Dave Lucas

    Northern Michigan University instrumental and vocal ensembles will perform a Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in Reynolds Recital Hall. The NMU band, orchestra, University Choir and Arts Chorale will be featured, along with soloists and small groups. A special presentation is planned to honor former physics department head Dave Lucas, who passed away in 2015.

  • November 30, 2017
    Foundation Staff Pleased with Giving Tuesday Result

    Northern Michigan University participated for the first time in Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving, on Nov. 28. The NMU Foundation recorded commitments totaling nearly $1.23 million for the fundraising effort. Donors gave to a wide variety of NMU programs and departments, including $250,000 for faculty support, more than $200,000 for endowed scholarships, a $100,000 gift for theater and dance, $50,000 for research support and more.

  • November 30, 2017
    Zero-Waste Challenge at Friday's Hockey Game

    Northern Michigan University’s Sustainability Advisory Council is hosting the second annual zero-waste challenge. This event will take place during the NMU-Alabama Huntsville men’s hockey game at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Berry Events Center.

  • November 29, 2017
    'Zamposium' at NMU Thursday

    Eighteen Northern Michigan University students who participated in a field studies course in Zambia will host a "Zamposium" from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the second-floor atrium of the New Science Facility. They will share food, artifacts, research posters, photos, music and more related to their experiences abroad. 

  • November 28, 2017
    Biology Research Topic of NCLL Program

    Biological research activities at Northern Michigan University will be the topic of an upcoming Northern Center for Lifelong Learning program. NMU assistant professor Kurt Galbreath will give the presentation at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, in the West Science Facility. He also will lead a tour of campus biology laboratories.  

  • November 28, 2017
    NCLL Program Explores U.P. Wolves

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation on Upper Peninsula wolves from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, in the Shiras Room of Peter White Public Library. DNR wildlife biologist Brian Roell will discuss wolves and their impact on the Upper Peninsula since being reintroduced to the region. 

  • November 28, 2017
    Trio of West-End Natives Leading NMU Boards

    Sue Bilkey is the new president of the Northern Michigan University Alumni Board of Directors. The Ishpeming native graduated with a degree in office administration from NMU’s College of Business in 1982. With her appointment, Bilkey becomes one of three NMU alumni hailing from the west end of Marquette County to hold a leadership position on a university board. Ishpeming native Scott Holman is chair of the university's Board of Trustees and Negaunee native Mark Pynnonen is president of the NMU Foundation Board of Directors.

  • November 28, 2017
    Alumnus Joins Insurance Brokerage Firm

    NMU alumnus Sean Coykendall (‘13) joined Lockton as a property and casualty producer in the Milwaukee office. He will advise clients on construction, real estate and manufacturing. Lockton is the world's largest privately owned, independent insurance brokerage firm. 

  • November 27, 2017
    'Scrooge' Play Adds Letters to Santa Campaign

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is enhancing its production of Scrooge by inviting youth ages 12 and under to write a letter to Santa. In return, they will receive a postcard response from Wildcat Willy with an offer for a free children’s ticket with each adult ticket purchased for Scrooge.

  • November 20, 2017
    FOX Sports Gets Assist from NMU Staff, Students

    Northern Michigan University students and staff played a major role in producing the FOX Sports Detroit coverage of two 8-player high school football state championships played Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Superior Dome. The live-to-tape games will be regionally broadcast Tuesday, Nov. 21.

  • November 20, 2017
    NIH Grant Supports Anxiety Research

    Anxiety disorders are not occasional bouts of worry or fear, according to the National Institutes of Health. They persist and can worsen over time, potentially interfering with job performance, schoolwork and relationships. NMU psychology professor Josh Carlson received a prestigious $358,000 NIH grant to study the neuroscience of anxiety disorders and the impacts of a treatment called attention bias modification (ABM). 

  • November 20, 2017
    Financial Gift Brightens NMU Tree

    Northern Michigan University will unveil a more radiant tree for its 30th annual lighting, thanks to a gift from alumnus and Board of Trustees Chair Scott Holman (’65 BS). The pine on the north side of the University Center will be illuminated with 18,000 new LED lights, compared with last year’s 400. Holman funded the full project cost of about $5,000.

  • November 17, 2017
    NCLL Hosts LSCP Program

    A presentation on the operations of the Lake Superior Community Partnership will be offered from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Shiras Room of Peter White Public Library. The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning is sponsoring the event.

  • November 17, 2017
    Grad Joins Doig Corp.

    Northern Michigan University alumnus Chris Heikkila (‘94) recently joined Doig Corporation as an account manager and sales engineer in Cedarburg, Wis. Heikkila earned an associate degree in electrical technology and has 20 years of experience in the processing and industrial equipment industries. Doig Corp. is a privately held full-line distributor of industrial automation components.

  • November 17, 2017
    Alumnus Completes First Novel

    Northern Michigan University alumnus B.G. Bradley (‘93) completed his first novel, Winter Heart. The U.P. native earned his master’s degree in English at NMU and previously worked as a newspaper reporter. Bradley has taught English and drama for more than 30 years in the central Upper Peninsula.

  • November 16, 2017
    NMU Student Researches Impacts of Gardening

    A Northern Michigan University graduate student this week successfully defended her thesis research that offers support for the benefits of horticultural intervention. Rachel Ochylski of Grosse Pointe found that gardening increased social engagement and reduced self-reported indicators of depression among older adults living in a long-term care facility. It also reduced stress indicators, such as blood pressure and heart rate, among NMU students. Based on their potential to positively impact mental, physical and social well-being, holistic interventions like gardening workshops should be considered in long-term care facilities and educational institutions, she concluded.

  • November 16, 2017
    NMU Partners with Subaru-U

    Northern Michigan University has become the first Subaru University (Subaru-U) in the Upper Peninsula and the second in Michigan. NMU will infuse the corporation’s web-based training into its existing two-year automotive service technology curriculum at no extra cost to students. It will also enhance hands-on learning with the recent addition of three vehicle models donated by Subaru of America. Students will graduate with an industry credential that qualifies them to work at any Subaru dealership.

  • November 16, 2017
    NMU Lights Up the Holidays Nov. 29

    Northern Michigan University will host its 30th annual Lighting Up the Holidays, a free kick off to the season for NMU families, students and community members. It will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the University Center.

  • November 15, 2017
    NMU Foundation Promotes Giving Tuesday

    Northern Michigan University will participate for the first time in Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving, on Nov. 28.  Celebrated after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. The NMU President's Council, Alumni and Foundation Boards. and the NMU Board of Trustees have kickstarted the campaign, with members already pledging significant contributions.  

  • November 14, 2017
    Student Poster Places Third at International Conference

    Northern Michigan University student Elizabeth Rogers of Rhinelander, Wis., won third place in the student poster competition at the 14th International Phytotechnologies Conference in Montreal, Canada. She was the only undergraduate student who received a student award at the conference.

  • November 14, 2017
    NCLL Offers Escape Marquette Program

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a trip to Escape Marquette from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in suite L-4 of the Masonic Building. Escape Marquette is a team-based, skill-building game where players decode clues, piece together puzzles and solve riddles to achieve one goal: escape the room in 60 minutes.

  • November 14, 2017
    NCLL Hosts Talk on Eclipses

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation on eclipses by astronomer Scott Stobbelaar from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in room 101B of the Superior Dome.

  • November 10, 2017
    Psi Chi Receives Funding from Ishpeming Rotary

    The Rotary Club of Ishpeming made a $200 contribution to the Northern Michigan University chapter of Psi Chi, an international honor society that recognizes and promotes excellence in the science and application of psychology. The funds will support Psi Chi’s promotional efforts and community outreach, which includes mental health awareness activities and volunteer service. Pictured are (from left) Lance and Heidi Peterson from the Rotary Club of Ishpeming, student Chatrine “Cat” Johannessen from Psi Chi, and Adam Prus, head of NMU’s Department of Psychological Science.

  • November 10, 2017
    NMU Food Pantry Opens Nov. 15

    The Northern Michigan University Food Pantry, an ASNMU-led initiative to assist the campus community, will be open for the first time from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in room 101B of Gries Hall. The university’s Food Insecurity Committee oversees the pantry.

  • November 10, 2017
    Mandatory Police Academy Meeting Nov. 28

    A mandatory meeting for those attending the next Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will take place from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in 132 Jacobetti Complex. Documentation will be handed out covering the enrollment process for those attending the academy, which begins in May. To sign up, call the NMU Regional Police Academy at 227-1408.

  • November 9, 2017
    DEAR Self Event at Jamrich Today

    DEAR Self, an event celebrating the four components of wellness--Diet, Exercise, Attitude and Rest--is taking plact through 6 p.m. today in Jamrich Hall. Tables representing these components are set up on the first floor. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to stop by and ask questions, learn tips for overall well-being and discover available resources to meet their goals. The new Wildcat Fit Zone near the residence halls is also offering free recreation classes for all students tonight regardless of whether they have a PEIF pass.

  • November 9, 2017
    Thesis Talk Focuses on Natural Environment Training

    Miranda Johnson, a master’s psychology student at Northern Michigan University, will give her thesis presentation titled “Using Peer-Mediated Self-Monitoring to Increase Procedural Integrity of NET in a Clinic Setting” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in 3085 West Science.

  • November 8, 2017
    NMU Celebrates International Education Week

    Northern Michigan University's international students will be celebrated Nov. 13-16 during International Education Week. The celebration will include several events for students and community members. All activities will take place in the Whitman Hall commons. 

  • November 8, 2017
    Talk on Reagan's Initiative and Project ELF Rescheduled

    Because of the forecast for inclement weather,  talk has been rescheduled for next Thursday, Nov. 16. 

    Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host a free presentation titled “Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative and Project ELF.” The event begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Beaumier Center, located at the corner of Seventh Street and Lee Drive in Gries Hall at NMU. It is being held in conjunction with the "Cold War in the U.P." exhibit. 

  • November 8, 2017
    NMU Student to Receive Coin at Veterans Ceremony

    Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson will present an honorary coin to U.S. Air Force veteran and NMU finance major Paul Flint to recognize his volunteer service. The presentation will take place during a ceremony honoring veterans at noon Saturday, Nov. 11, before the NMU football game. It will take place at the flagpole outside the Superior Dome’s main entrance, weather permitting, or inside.

  • November 7, 2017
    NMU Participates in Giving Tuesday

    Northern Michigan University will participate in Giving Tuesday on Nov. 28. The global movement follows the Black Friday and Cyber Monday major shopping events and kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on holiday and year-end giving.

  • November 7, 2017
    Speaker Addresses Women and Girls in Media

    Jennifer Siebel Newsom, founder and CEO of The Representation Project, will present “Women and Girls in the Media: If You Can See It, You Can Be It.” The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free for Northern Michigan University students with ID and $2 for the public.

  • November 6, 2017
    Loftus to Speak at NMU Veterans Day Ceremony

    Navy veteran and Northern Michigan University student Connor Loftus will give a brief presentation at a ceremony honoring veterans at noon Saturday, Nov. 11, before the NMU home football game. NMU will recognize veterans at all of its home athletic events on Veterans Day. The kick-off ceremony will be held near the flagpole outside the Superior Dome’s main entrance, weather permitting, or inside. It will feature the presentation of colors by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Color Guard, the NMU marching band and recognition of NMU veteran students’ accomplishments.

  • November 6, 2017
    NMU Screens 'Don Quixote' Ballet with Baryshnikov

    Northern Michigan University’s music department will screen Don Quixote, performed by American Ballet Theatre, as part of the Siril Cinema Series. The film will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at Forest Roberts Theatre.

  • November 3, 2017
    Bards and Brews Reading Event Nov. 16

    The Northern Michigan University English department will host "An Unquieting: power, violence and narratives that refuse to stay silent" from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. This free event is part of the Bards & Brews creative reading series held the third Thursday of each month.

  • November 3, 2017
    NCLL Offers Program on Esperanto

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a presentation on Esperanto, the worldwide language, from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Shiras Room at Peter White Public Library.

  • November 3, 2017
    Beaumier Center Hosts Cold War Film Fest

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will host two double-feature film showings about the Cold War during the month of November. The showings are held in conjunction with the Beaumier Center's "Cold War in the U.P." exhibition. They will begin at 7 p.m. on their respective dates and are free to attend. A discussion with Daniel Truckey will follow each film.

  • November 3, 2017
    First Nations Food Taster Nov. 10

    Northern Michigan University’s Native American Student Association is hosting the First Nations Food Taster. It will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the D.J. Jacobetti Complex commons.

  • November 3, 2017
    'Wind River' Screening at NMU

    Northern Michigan University’s Campus Cinema will present a screening of Wind River in partnership with the Center for Native American Studies. The film will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Attendance is free for NMU students and $1 for the public.

  • November 2, 2017
    NMU Educator Prep Program Reaccredited

    Northern Michigan University’s Educator Preparation Program has gained reaccreditation for seven years from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). Northern will continue to recommend those who complete the program for state certification.

  • November 2, 2017
    Water Quality at Mining Facility Addressed

    A free presentation on the evolution of water quality at the Humboldt Tailings Disposal Facility (HTDF) will take place Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Northern Michigan University. It is scheduled from 1-5 p.m. in the Huron Room of the University Center. The event is sponsored by Eagle Mine and hosted by NMU’s Chemistry Department.

  • November 2, 2017
    Employee Satisfaction Survey Begins Monday

    Northern is conducting its second employee satisfaction survey. The link to the anonymous, online survey will be sent via email by Human Resources on Monday, Nov. 6, and remain open through Dec. 3. Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate and share their thoughts. 

  • November 2, 2017
    NMU Curling Club Hosts Open House

    The new Northern Michigan University Curling Club, which is open to students and community members, is hosting an informational open house at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Olson Ice Rink in Lakeview Arena.

  • November 2, 2017
    NMU Presents Student Recital

    Northern Michigan University’s music department will host a student recital. The free performance will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Reynolds Recital Hall. 

  • November 2, 2017
    Campus Cinema Presents 'Everything, Everything'

    Northern Michigan University’s Campus Cinema will present a screening of Everything, Everything at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, and 6 and 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Attendance is free for NMU students and $1 for the public.

  • November 1, 2017
    Magnaghi Prohibition Book, Oral Interviews Showcased

    Russell Magnaghi's new book on prohibition in the Upper Peninsula and a collection of oral interviews he conducted with U.P. residents about a variety of topics will be showcased at the next "Evening at the Archives" at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, on the second floor of the Edgar L. Harden Learning Resources Center, in the atrium in the back of the library. It is hosted by the Central U.P. and NMU Archives. Refreshments will be provided. 

  • November 1, 2017
    Reagan Initiative and Project ELF Addressed

    Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host a free presentation titled “Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative and Project ELF.” The event begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Beaumier Center, located at the corner of Seventh Street and Lee Drive in Gries Hall at NMU. It is being held in conjunction with the "Cold War in the U.P." exhibit.

  • October 31, 2017
    Opioid Epidemic Topic of 'Your Health' Talk

    The next presentation in the Your Health lecture series at Northern Michigan University is titled "Addiction, the Addict and the Opioid Epidemic.This free event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Reynolds Recital Hall at Northern Michigan University's C.B. Hedgcock Building. The featured speaker will be Dr. Talal Khan, assistant professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and chief of addiction services at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services.

  • October 31, 2017
    'Traces of the Trade' Screening, Talk at NMU

    Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North will be screened at Northern Michigan University by Dain and Constance Perry, a married couple involved with the film. They will also facilitate a discussion on race, reconciliation and healing. The free screening begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Pioneer Room in the University Center. 

  • October 31, 2017
    NMU Gonzo Media Presents 'Milk'

    Northern Michigan University's Gonzo Media student organization will screen Milk at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in room 165 of the Art and Design Building. Milk is about Harvey Milk and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official. 

  • October 31, 2017
    NCLL Offers Photography Class

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a "More Than Beginning Photography" class. Sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 404A Cohodas Hall on the following Wednesdays: Nov. 15, Dec. 13, Jan. 24 and Feb. 28.

  • October 31, 2017
    NCLL Hosts Talk on Prehistoric Garden Beds

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation on prehistoric garden beds from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in room 122 of the Jacobetti Center.

  • October 30, 2017
    'Don Quixote' Ballet Primer, Screening Offered

    Northern Michigan University’s music department will host “A Brief Introduction to Don Quixote,” a lecture introduction to the plotline and music of the upcoming NMU Siril Cinema Series screening of the American Ballet Theatre’s production. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in room 319 of the Russell Thomas Fine Arts building. It is free and pizza will be provided.

  • October 27, 2017
    Faculty Address U.P. Economy at Federal Reserve Bank

    Two NMU economics faculty members recently gave a presentation on the Upper Peninsula economy as part of the Regional Economic Conditions Conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Sam M. Cohodas professor Tawni Ferrarini and associate professor Hugo Eyzaguirre described some of the economic challenges facing the U.P., including isolation and a lack of major employers.

  • October 26, 2017
    NMU Buoys Monitor Lake Superior Conditions

    Regional observations of record-setting, 28.8-foot wave heights and hurricane-force wind gusts during Tuesday’s severe storm were generated by Northern Michigan University-owned monitoring buoys at Granite Island and Munising, as well as the Stannard Rock weather station on Lake Superior. NMU’s project to operate buoys along the southeastern shore was established in 2015 with a grant from the Great Lakes Observing System. Real-time, precise data promotes greater preparedness for coastal weather events and were heavily utilized Tuesday by the National Weather Service, U.S. Coast Guard, recreational and commercial boaters, and other entities.

  • October 26, 2017
    NMU Trustee Receives Evergreen Award

    Northern Michigan University trustee Tami Seavoy is the 2017 recipient of the Evergreen Award of Marquette County. The award honors one individual each year who is “dedicated to supporting and mentoring women and girls and helping them to reach their leadership potential.” NMU student Rachel Gerbig, a sophomore social work major, was given the Evergreen Scholarship Award at the recognition luncheon.

  • October 26, 2017
    NMU Campus Cinema Screens 'Dunkirk'

    Northern Michigan University’s Campus Cinema will present a screening of Dunkirk at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, and 6 and 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Attendance is free for NMU students and $1 for non-students.

  • October 26, 2017
    NMU Percussion Concert Nov. 4

    The Northern Michigan University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of James A. Strain, will present its fall chamber music concert. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in Reynolds Recital Hall. There is no admission charge.

  • October 25, 2017
    Event Focuses on Landlord-Tenant Relations

    Northern Michigan University’s Student Law Forum is hosting a "Suds, Buds and Barristers" event on landlord and tenant relations at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. This free event will address issues such as damage deposits, privacy, health, housing inspections, subletting and more. Local attorneys Jeremy Pickens and Bill Nordeen will lead the discussion. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared with questions about renter and landlord rights. 

  • October 25, 2017
    NMU Culinary Cafe Opens

    The Culinary Café is now open at the NMU Jacobetti Complex. It offers breakfast and lunch options from 10 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday, and will continue operating through Nov. 16. The facility provides hospitality management students with hands-on training in preparing foods within a busy café setting. The Culinary Café is open to the public. Cash, credit, and an NMU meal plan are accepted. 

  • October 25, 2017
    Beaumier Center Hosts 1950s Sock Hop

    A 1950s Sock Hop will be hosted by the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the Swinging Cats NMU Swing Dance Club on Saturday, Nov. 4. The event will include a dance contest, instruction on a classic ‘50s dance stroll and live music by Drew and the Geezers. It runs from 7-10 p.m. in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. Admission is $1 for students and $5 for the general public. Attendees can purchase items from a burger and ice cream stand for an extra cost. Period dress is encouraged. 

  • October 24, 2017
    Soprano Student Recital at NMU Nov. 1

    Northern Michigan University’s Music Department will present soprano Cheyenne Kaufman in her senior recital. The free performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Reynolds Recital Hall.

  • October 24, 2017
    Forest Roberts Theatre Presents 'Constellations'

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is presenting the futuristic romance Constellations. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 9-11 and Nov. 16-18, with 1 p.m. matinees both Saturdays, in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre.

  • October 24, 2017
    Masculinity and Men's Relationships Topic of Colloquium

    Masculinity and men’s relationships will be addressed at the next NMU psychology colloquium at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in room 1322 Jamrich Hall. Chris Manlick, postdoctoral psychology fellow of Milwaukee VA Medical Center, will present the colloquium. He will discuss how male gender roles and norms shape men’s identities and their relationships with each other. 

  • October 24, 2017
    NCLL Offers Origami Ornament Class

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer an origami class from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in 404A Cohodas Hall at Northern Michigan University. Sharon Beach will teach attendees how to fold origami using recycled paper. Attendees will make Scandinavian Christmas heart baskets to hang on their Christmas trees.

  • October 24, 2017
    Wellness Committee Hosted 'Cooking with Chef Nathan'

    NMU Chef Nathan Mileski and Registered Dietician Brett Peterson led a recent cooking demonstration and prepared lunch event hosted by the Employee Wellness Committee. Mileski prepared a Korean Bibimbap salad incorporating ingredients from U.P. farm partners, which won silver in the "Best Local Foods" category of the National Association of College & University Food Services awards competition. It featured steak or tofu, pickled parsnips and carrots, a fried egg, fresh spring mix lettuce, puffed rice cereal and a Gochujang vinaigrette.

  • October 23, 2017
    NMU Ramps Up Veterans Day Salute

    Northern Michigan University will ramp up its salute to area veterans at all Veteran’s Day home athletic events on Saturday, Nov. 11. In addition to free admission to most events for each veteran and a guest, along with an opportunity to stand and be recognized at all competitions, there will be a ceremony honoring veterans before the football game.

  • October 23, 2017
    NMU Board Approves Award Agreement

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved final terms of a $6.5 million investment award agreement from the Michigan Strategic Fund that will accelerate NMU’s effort to deliver high-speed educational broadband throughout the Upper Peninsula. NMU will move forward with its plan to build out and equip 64 cities and townships over a two-year period.

  • October 21, 2017
    NMU Hosts 109th Candidate Forum Tuesday

    NMU will host a forum featuring 109th State House District candidates Democrat Sara Cambensy and Republican Rich Rossway. Campus and community members are invited to serve as the audience for the event, which will be recorded at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Doors open at 6. TV6 will televise the forum from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. NMU public broadcasting, TV6 and the Mining Journal are collaborating on the event.

  • October 20, 2017
    NMU Classroom to be Dedicated to Henderson

    Northern Michigan University will hold a dedication ceremony for the Bobbie Marie Henderson ’75 Classroom from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Olson Library in the Edgar L. Harden Learning Resources Center. The naming will honor Roberta Henderson of Marquette, an NMU graduate (’75 MA) who served as professor of library science and reference librarian.

  • October 20, 2017
    NMU's Gonzo Media Screens 'Ali: Fear Eats the Soul'

    The Northern Michigan University Gonzo Media group will screen Ali: Fear Eats the Soul at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in room 165 of NMU’s Art and Design Building. The event is free for students and $1 for the public.

  • October 20, 2017
    Seminar Addresses Lampricide Effects on Sturgeon

    Lampricides are the primary weapon in the control of sea lamprey populations in the Great Lakes, but relatively little is known about their effects on non-targeted species. The Northern Michigan Biology Department will host a seminar addressing the impacts of the most common lampricide on sturgeon at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in 2701 West Science. The public is invited.

  • October 18, 2017
    Cold War Exhibit Opens Nov. 2

    Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will unveil its new “Cold War in the U.P.” exhibit on Thursday, Nov. 2. An opening reception is scheduled at 7 p.m.

  • October 18, 2017
    Haunted Theatre Returns to NMU

    Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre will transform into a haunted house for its ninth annual Haunted Theatre. Among the new "scares" added this year is a gothic-themed dungeon. Performances are from 7-11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26-Saturday, Oct. 28.

  • October 18, 2017
    NMU Screens Royal Ballet's 'Frankenstein'

    Northern Michigan University’s music department is presenting a screening of Frankenstein, performed by the Royal Ballet, as part of the Siril Cinema Series. The film will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in Forest Roberts Theatre. Admission is $10 for adults and free for anyone under 18, along with NMU students, faculty and staff with ID.

  • October 18, 2017
    Haunting Poems Featured at Bards & Brews

    The Northern Michigan University English department will host "Something Wicked this Way Comes–Poems that Haunt" from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. This free event is part of the Bards & Brews creative reading series held every third Thursday of each month.

  • October 17, 2017
    NMU French Program Presents Silent Horror Film with Grand Piano

    Northern Michigan University’s French Program is presenting its 10th annual “Classic Silent Film with Grand Piano Accompaniment.” La Chute de la Maison Usher, a 1928 French horror film, will be screened at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Brule and Cadillac rooms of the University Center. Admission is free.

  • October 17, 2017
    NMU Campus Cinema Screens 'Hitman's Bodyguard'

    Northern Michigan University’s Campus Cinema will present a screening of The Hitman's Bodyguard at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and 6 and 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Attendance is free for NMU students and $1 for non-students.

  • October 16, 2017
    Students Can Meet Fresh Coast Film Fest Directors

    A “Meet the Directors” event designed to connect NMU students with some of the Fresh Coast Film Festival (FCFF) directors will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Wildcat Room of the Berry Events Center. For the second year, the School of Health and Human Performance and the outdoor recreation leadership and management program have partnered with the FCFF to host this free event. The festival runs Oct. 19-22 in Marquette.

  • October 16, 2017
    Japanese Student Presents Gift to NMU President

    Northern Michigan University’s 38th Sister City Scholarship student Chika Sawada of Higashiomi, Japan, presented NMU President Fritz Erickson with a handkerchief gift from her mayor. NMU offers an annual scholarship for a Higashiomi student to attend the university for one year. According to Sawada, the handkerchief gift exchange is a kind gesture on behalf of her mayor. It is done yearly as an act of thanks for the continued relationship between NMU and Higashiomi.  

  • October 16, 2017
    Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, to Speak at NMU

    Author Daniel Handler, who wrote A Series of Unfortunate Events and All the Wrong Questions under his pen name, Lemony Snicket, will give a presentation at Northern Michigan University. This NMU Platform Personalities event will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free for NMU students with ID and $2 for the public.

  • October 11, 2017
    Wiles Named to AAUW National Student Advisory Council

    Northern Michigan University student Madeline Wiles of Gladstone is one of 10 individuals selected to serve on the 2017-18 American Association of University Women National Student Advisory Council.

  • October 11, 2017
    Senior Piano Recital at NMU

    The Northern Michigan University music department will showcase the talent of pianist Anna Daavettila in her senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in Reynolds Recital Hall.

  • October 10, 2017
    NMU Announces New Business Venture Competition

    Northern Michigan University students, regardless of major, and Upper Peninsula high school students are invited to participate in the 11th annual New Business Venture Competition sponsored by the NMU College of Business. Individual students or teams of up to five can compete for a $5,000 cash prize and an additional $5,000 in business support. There is a guaranteed prize of $500 for the best high school idea.

  • October 10, 2017
    NMU Offers Online RN to BSN Degree

    Northern Michigan University will launch a fully online version of its accredited academic program that enables registered nurses to enhance their career goals by earning a bachelor’s degree. The RN to BSN program will combine interactive online nursing coursework with project-based clinical nursing instruction and courses from NMU’s applied workplace leadership major. Scheduled to begin as a pilot in January, the online program will be structured so that licensed RNs can study either part time or full time around work and family schedules.

  • October 10, 2017
    NMU Fall Semester Job Fair Oct. 18

    Northern Michigan University's Career Services will host the 50th Annual Fall Semester Job Fair from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, October 18, in the University Center.

  • October 10, 2017
    NMU Choral, Orchestra Groups Perform

    The Northern Michigan University music department will present a performance by the NMU University Choir, Arts Chorale, String Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • October 10, 2017
    Yale Storm and Hot Pstromi to Perform at NMU

    The Northern Michigan University music department will host a concert featuring Yale Storm and Hot Pstromi at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Reynolds Recital Hall. This free concert is part of the NMU music department’s Guest Artist Series.

  • October 10, 2017
    Finnish Folk Group Performs at NMU

    The Northern Michigan University music department will host a concert featuring Kardemimmit at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in Reynolds Recital Hall. This free concert is part of the Beaumier Folk Music Series.

  • October 6, 2017
    Indigenous Peoples' Day Activities Planned at NMU

    Three Northern Michigan University student organizations are hosting public activities to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day and recognize 525 years of Indigenous resistance against colonization. The events will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in the academic mall between West Science and Jamrich Hall. 

  • October 6, 2017
    NMU's Cumberlidge Awarded Doctor of Science Degree

    Northern Michigan University biology professor Neil Cumberlidge was recently awarded a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom. This higher doctorate, as opposed to an honorary doctorate, is based on a body of published work that established his authoritative standing in the field of African freshwater crab biology. He also holds a doctoral degree in zoology.

  • October 6, 2017
    'Rock the FRT' Band Battle Oct. 14

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is hosting Rock the FRT at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Six bands will compete for the local title and a cash prize of $300 for first place and $200 for second place at this "battle of the bands" event.

  • October 6, 2017
    NMU Screens 'Dido and Aeneas' by Royal Opera, Ballet

    The Northern Michigan University music department will present a screening of Dido and Aeneas, performed by the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet in London. The film will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Forest Roberts Theatre. Admission is $10 for adults and free for anyone under 18, along with NMU students, faculty and staff with ID. 

  • October 6, 2017
    NCLL Offers 'Land Down Under' Program

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a program titled “The Land Down Under: It’s Animals & Culture” from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Room 101B of the Superior Dome.

  • October 6, 2017
    Far North Brass Band Premiere Performance Oct. 14

    The Northern Michigan University music department will host a free concert by The Far North Brass Band at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in Reynolds Recital Hall. The concert is part of the department's Chamber Music Series.

  • October 5, 2017
    Willis Selected as Great Michigan Read Scholar

    The Michigan Humanities Council named Northern Michigan University history professor Alan Willis as one of eight resource scholars for the 2017-18 Great Michigan Read, a biennial statewide literary program.

  • October 5, 2017
    Chez Nous Hosts Student-Prepared Fall Dinners

    The Northern Michigan University hospitality and tourism management program will host a series of five-course themed dinners during the month of November. Seating times for each dinner are at 4:30, 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. in Chez Nous at the NMU Jacobetti Complex. Chez Nous is a high-end restaurant that provides students a training ground for menu design, food preparation and service.

  • October 5, 2017
    Archives Event Focuses on Genealogy

    An “Evening at the Archives” event focusing on genealogy research will be held on Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Central U.P. and Northern Michigan University Archives. The event begins at 7 p.m. in room 224 of the Learning Resources Center. It is free and refreshments will be provided. A tour of the Archives will follow the presentation.

  • October 4, 2017
    Science on Tap Explores 'Great Lakes Cycle'

    NMU professors Jill Leonard and Taimur Cleary will present “A Positive Feedback Loop: Art, Science and Alexis Rockman’s Great Lakes Cycle” as part of the Science on Tap series. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company.

  • October 4, 2017
    Choral Group Reflects on European Tour

    Thirty-five Northern Michigan University students performed choir music in Vienna, Austria and Kraków, Poland this summer as part of a faculty-led “NMU European Tour.”

  • October 4, 2017
    Visiting Prof Presents on Alice Munro and China

    Visiting professor Sophie Xu will present on Alice Munro and China at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in room 1313 of Jamrich Hall. The presentation is part of the English Faculty Research Colloquium.

  • October 4, 2017
    NCLL Tours MAPS Makerspace

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a tour of the Marquette Area Public Schools Makerspace from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in Room 257 at Marquette Area Senior High School.

  • October 4, 2017
    NCLL Hosts 'Foodie' Class

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a “Foodie” class from 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Room A of the Marquette Senior Center.

  • October 4, 2017
    NMU Seaborg Center Offers Coder Dojo 906 Classes

    Coder Dojo 906, a community-based programming club for young people, is offering coding classes through Northern Michigan University's Seaborg Center. The remaining dates for the fall semester are at 4-6 p.m. on the following Wednesdays; Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6. Each class will take place in room 2702 of West Science.

  • October 3, 2017
    NMU Grad is Teaching Volunteer in Belize

    NMU alumna Megan Janczak (’17 MS) is volunteering as a grammar teacher and director of marketing at John Paul II Junior College in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize.

  • September 28, 2017
    Poet, Musician Joy Harjo to Visit NMU

    Joy Harjo will give a public reading as part of the Visiting Writers Series at Northern Michigan University. This free event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Marquette Room of the University Center.

  • September 28, 2017
    Beaumier Center Screens 'Québékosie' Documentary

    The Beaumier Center will host a showing of the documentary Québékosie as part of the CineArts Independent Film Series. This free event will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Peter White Public Library.

  • September 28, 2017
    Horn and Piano Concert at NMU Oct. 6

    The Northern Michigan University music department will host a free concert featuring horn player Gary Reeves and pianist Nancy Redfern at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in Reynolds Recital Hall. The concert is part of the department’s Guest Artist Series.

  • September 28, 2017
    Illusionist Kid Ace to Perform at NMU

    Northern Michigan University’s Platform Personalities will host a performance by illusionist Kid Ace as part of NMU Family Weekend festivities at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in room 1100 Jamrich Hall. This family friendly event is free to attend.

  • September 24, 2017
    NMU Honors Alumni Awards Recipients

    Seven Northern Michigan University alumni were honored during Homecoming festivities Sept. 22-23 for significant achievements in their fields, substantial contributions to society and demonstrated exceptional leadership and civic qualities. The recipients and their awards were: Paul Blemberg (’72 BS) of Alexandria, Va., and Todd Holmstrom (’90 BA) of Mohawk, Mich., Distinguished Alumni; Kevin Chandler (’00 BS, ’03 MPA) of New Haven, Mich., and Ron Fonger (’86 BS) of Flushing, Mich., Alumni Achievement; Jim Jenkin, (’81 BS, ’84 MBA) of Appleton, Wis., Alumni Service; and Joshua Ewalt (’08 BS) of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Lee Francisco (’02 BS and ’05 MS) of Marquette, Outstanding Young Alumni.

  • September 22, 2017
    NMU Board Approves Budget, Capital Outlay Request

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved a 2017-18 general fund operating budget of about $110 million. The budget is $2.2 million, or 2.1 percent, higher than last year. The increase is attributed mainly to contractual obligations and inflationary cost increases related to supplies, materials and support of designated operations and services.

  • September 22, 2017
    'In the Footsteps of Marco Polo' Talk at NMU

    Photographer and adventurer Denis Belliveau traveled in the footsteps of Marco Polo from Italy to China and back. He wrote about his travels and produced a 2008 documentary for PBS, In the Footsteps of Marco Polo. Belliveau will be an "Explorer in Residence" at NMU Sept. 25-29 and will give a public presentation from 6:15-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free. A buffet of Central Asian desserts prepared by NMU chef Nathan Mileski will be available before the presentation from 5:30-6:15 p.m.

  • September 22, 2017
    NMU Police Academy Holds Informational Meetings

    Northern Michigan University’s Regional Police Academy will host informational meetings at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, and Wednesday, Oct. 4, in room 132 of the Jacobetti Complex. Those interested in attending the academy from May-August 2018 are encouraged to attend one of the 45-minute sessions.

  • September 22, 2017
    NCLL Offers RV Seminar

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a Recreational Vehicle Seminar from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 and Thursday, Oct. 5, at Hilltop RV. Dave Korpi from Hilltop RV will provide information and answer questions about Recreational Vehicles to help with your purchase decision. After an introduction, attendees will have the opportunity to tour different models on their lot.

  • September 22, 2017
    One Book One Community Oct. Events Planned

    One Book One Community program has planned October events related to this year’s selection, Wolf’s Mouth by John Smolens, NMU professor emeritus. The novel features a World War II Italian officer in a Prisoner of War camp in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the ruthless camp commandant and the officer’s adventures with an American woman after his escape to postwar Detroit.

  • September 22, 2017
    NMU College of Business Hosts Entrepreneurship Celebration

    Northern Michigan University’s College of Business is hosting a “Celebration of Entrepreneurship.” The event will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in the first-floor atrium of the University Center. There is no cost to attend. Lunch and a t-shirt are included.

  • September 22, 2017
    Seaborg Center Offers Fall College for Kids

    The Northern Michigan University Seaborg Center will offer fall College for Kids programs designed for students in grades K-6. They will be held on the last weekend in September and October. All classes run from 9 a.m. to noon and cost $8. To register, visit http://www.nmu.edu/seaborg/college-kids-fall or contact the Seaborg Center at 227-2002.

  • September 21, 2017
    NMU Hosts Artist Alexis Rockman for 'Great Lakes Cycle'

    American contemporary artist Alexis Rockman will visit Northern Michigan University to participate in a series of October events titled “The Great Lakes Cycle: Art + Science with Alexis Rockman.” The artist is known for his paintings of future landscapes depicting the impact of climate change, species extinction and evolution influenced by genetic engineering. He collaborated with Oscar-winning director Ang Lee on concepts for the Life of Pi film. His work has also been exhibited at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Camden Art Center in London and other galleries and museums around the world.

  • September 21, 2017
    NMU AFSCME Union Ratifies Contract

    Northern Michigan University’s AFSCME 1094 union, which represents food services staff, maintenance employees and police officers, has ratified a three-year contract. The vote passed 79 to 8.

  • September 20, 2017
    DeVos Museum Hosts Rabbit Island Exhibition, Events

    Northern Michigan University’s sixth annual Rabbit Island Artist in Residence Exhibition will be displayed Monday, Sept. 25-Sunday, Nov. 12 at the DeVos Art Museum. An opening reception and special events are scheduled in conjunction with the show.

  • September 20, 2017
    Alumnus Wins Silver at IDEA Awards

    NMU Art and Design alumnus Thomas Gallagher (’04 BFA) and his company ERMA Power recently received a Silver Award in the outdoor and garden category at the prestigious International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), a premier competition sponsored annually by the Industrial Designers Society of America. ERMA Power received silver for its battery electric riding lawnmower.

  • September 20, 2017
    Martin Featured in FasterSkier Article

    Former Wildcat Nordic skier Adam Martin (’17 BS) is featured in a FasterSkier.com feature article. He has joined the Craftsbury Green Racing Project (CGRP), a professional team in northern Vermont. The article focuses extensively on Martin’s time at Northern, including his four All-American NCAA results in both classic and freestyle races and his stellar academic performance as a double major in mathematics and computer science. It also reflects on his positive relationships with mentor and coach Sten Fjeldheim and his NMU professors. Read the full story here

  • September 19, 2017
    NMU Hosts Beethoven and Banjos Concert

    The Northern Michigan University music department will host a performance of Beethoven and Banjos at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in Reynold’s Recital Hall. The ensemble is composed of members of Decoda, a New York-based chamber collective and Carnegie Hall’s affiliate ensemble, along with pianist Jeremy Jordan, banjo player Lauren Premo, songwriter May Erlewine and soprano Mary Bonhag. This will be the first concert of Beethoven and Banjos’ 2017 U.P. tour. Admission is free.

  • September 19, 2017
    Surgical Tech Program Marks National Awareness Week

    National Surgical Technologists Week runs through Saturday, Sept. 23. NMU offers a bachelor’s degree in clinical health science with an emphasis on surgical technology. The program coordinators are encouraging students to consider this career option. Surgical technologists serve as the behind-the-scenes “backbone” of the operating room.

  • September 19, 2017
    Finnish Choir Performs at NMU

    Northern Michigan University's music department will host a Finnish male choir as part of its Guest Artist Series. Runebergskören BSB will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • September 19, 2017
    Math/Science Centers Support 100 Computer Science Teachers

    The Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network, which includes the NMU Seaborg Center, partnered with Code.org to send 100 Michigan teachers to professional learning opportunities in Phoenix and Philadelphia. The teachers attended the AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) Course and a 7th-9th grade CS Discoveries pipeline course. About seven U.P. teachers and one educator being trained as a facilitator for future cohorts were among the attendees.

  • September 18, 2017
    NMU Hoop House Produce in Demand

    Herbs, greens and other vegetables cultivated at the NMU Hoop House near the Jacobetti Complex are now being sold to Dining Services, an area restaurant and community members. The new venture follows requests from chefs interested in using fresh, locally grown food. In addition to generating sales revenue to pump back into its operation, the NMU Hoop House will continue donating produce to its volunteers, local food banks and culinary students in training.

  • September 18, 2017
    Autism Talk at NMU

    Psychologist Mary Pelton-Cooper will give a presentation titled "Psychotherapy with People on the Autism Spectrum: A Clinician's Perspective" on Friday, Sept. 22, at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 3 p.m. in 1322 Jamrich Hall. It is part of the Department of Psychological Science Colloquium Series. 

  • September 15, 2017
    NMU Hosts UNITED Conference

    Northern Michigan University will hold its annual Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (UNITED) Conference Sept. 25-26. UNITED is composed of a broad range of presentations and films. This year’s featured speakers and events will address such topics as avoiding biases, universal design, identity politics and more.  

  • September 15, 2017
    'Zambassadors' Reflect on Summer Research

    Eighteen Northern Michigan University students spent a month in Zambia, Africa this summer for a faculty-led study abroad that focused on African ecology and culture. The NMU “Zambassadors” conducted field research of their own design, while accompanied by biology professor Alec Lindsay and local guides. Research topics ranged from foraging behavior of mixed-species flocks of birds to dung beetle habitat preferences to elephant trunk-use behavior. A related "Zamposium" talk will be held during the UNITED Conference from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Erie Room.

  • September 15, 2017
    NMU Construction Management Job Fair Sept. 21

    Northern Michigan University will host a Construction Management and Engineering Technology Career Fair on Thursday, Sept. 21. The event will feature 43 employers and runs from 1-4 p.m. in the Jacobetti Complex. It is designed for construction management, engineering technology, electrical and industrial maintenance, HVAC/climate control and welding majors. 

  • September 14, 2017
    Anderton Trail System Dedication Monday

    The dedication of the John B. Anderton Trail System at Presque Isle Park will be held on Monday, Sept. 18. Anderton was a geography professor and department head at NMU—his alma mater. He died while cross-country skiing at age 49 in 2014. The park was a special place for recreation and research throughout his lifetime and the focus of his book titled The Jewel in the Crown: An Environmental History of Presque Isle Park, Marquette, Michigan

  • September 14, 2017
    NMU Homecoming Events Planned

    Northern Michigan University’s 2017 Homecoming celebration will include events for alumni and community members Sept. 22-23. All are free unless otherwise indicated.

  • September 14, 2017
    U.P. Cold War Exhibit Seeks Civil Defense Items

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University is seeking materials related to civil defense in the 1950s and '60s for an upcoming exhibition on the history of the Cold War in the Upper Peninsula. Examples include a fallout shelter, food rations, equipment, water, barrels, signs and other material culture. The center would also like to take photos of fallout shelters that still exist.

  • September 13, 2017
    Forest Roberts Theatre Presents Classic Farce 'Noises Off'

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is beginning its 2017-18 season with Noises Off, a British farce by Michael Frayn. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29-Saturday, Sept. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 5-Saturday, Oct. 7, with 1 p.m. matinee performances both Saturdays.

  • September 13, 2017
    Former OTS Coach Returns with Equipment

    Ivan Ivanov, former Greco-Roman coach at the U.S. Olympic Training Site, returned to campus for a visit this week. He now runs Suples Training Systems, a company in his native Bulgaria that makes equipment for wrestling, CrossFit and fitness training. Ivanov donated about $10,000 worth of equipment to the program, according to Mike Kaurala of the USOTS. During his tenure from 2002-09, Ivanov coached Olympians Andy Bisek, Spencer Mango, Justin Lester, Adam Wheeler (Olympic Bronze medalist) and Chas Betts. 

  • September 13, 2017
    One Book Events Planned Around 'Wolf's Mouth'

    The One Book One Community program has planned several events related to this year’s selection, Wolf’s Mouth by John Smolens, NMU professor emeritus. The novel features a World War II Italian officer in a Prisoner of War camp in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the ruthless camp commandant and the officer’s adventures with an American woman after his escape to post-war Detroit.

  • September 12, 2017
    NMU Alumni Twins Gain Entry to Art Prize

    NMU alumni and twin sisters Natalie and Stephanie Heise have each gained their first acceptance into ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, an open international art competition billed by some as the most-attended public art event in the world. According to the Petoskey News Review, Natalie (BFA 2015) will display her photographic collage titled "Catastrophe." Stephanie (BFA 2014) was accepted for a number of illustrations created with the help of Photoshop. This year's event runs Sept. 20-Oct. 8. Read their full story here.

  • September 12, 2017
    NMU Appears in 'U.S. News' Best College Rankings

    Northern Michigan University appears in four categories in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Colleges Rankings. Among regional universities in the Midwest, NMU tied for 83rd best overall and 18th among the top public institutions. It also ranked 67th as a “best value” and tied for 52nd among the best colleges for veterans in the Midwest. 

  • September 11, 2017
    Richmond Honored by NCTE for Best Article

    The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has awarded NMU English Professor Kia Jane Richmond and University of Central Florida English Language Arts Education Assistant Professor Elsie Olan with the 2017 English Leadership Quarterly Best Article Award. They are being recognized for their journal article titled “Conversations, Connections, and Culturally Responsive Teaching: Young Adult Literature in the English Methods Class.” Richmond and Olan will receive their honor during the Conference on English Leadership in St. Louis in November.

  • September 11, 2017
    NMU Reports Increase in Freshman Enrollment

    Northern Michigan University’s 10th day enrollment report shows the number of new first-time, full-time freshmen has increased nearly 11 percent, or 146, over last year. The boost of incoming students helps to minimize some of the overall headcount decline attributed to smaller class sizes in recent years, along with a large graduating class last May.

  • September 8, 2017
    'SIERRA' Magazine Highlights New Professor's Research

    Diana Lafferty, who joined the biology faculty this fall, is featured in a SIERRA magazine article on her recent postdoctoral research in North Carolina. She and her colleagues used a controlled lab setting to investigate whether snowshoe hares can adjust their behavior to compensate for changes to their environment caused by a warming climate. The hares’ fur turns from a winter white to brown in the spring to keep them camouflaged. But with snow melting earlier, the color change doesn’t always keep pace, making them more vulnerable to predators. To read the full story, click here

  • September 8, 2017
    NMU Grad Directs Drake's Applied Behavior Analysis Program

    Northern Michigan University alumna Sacha Pence (‘04) is the new director of the applied behavior analysis graduate program at the Drake University School of Education. Pence received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology from NMU. She also holds a doctorate in psychology. Pence is a certified behavior analysist with experience teaching and working directly with children who demonstrate challenging behaviors. She also has diverse clinical training. Read Drake University’s story here

  • September 8, 2017
    Estes Completes REU in North Carolina

    Northern Michigan University ecology and mathematics major Erin Estes completed the Math-Bio Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). The highly selective program, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides students with hands-on research experience and the opportunity to make a real impact solving scientific problems at the intersection between biology and mathematics. Estes’ project investigated the effect of Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV) on the social behaviors of honey bees.

  • September 6, 2017
    NMU Hosts College Fair Sept. 20

    Northern Michigan University will host a College Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. The program will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. and is open to all high school juniors, seniors and their parents. Representatives from about 40 colleges and universities, including several out-of- state schools, will answer questions about their academic programs, costs, support services and campus life. 

  • September 5, 2017
    Sonderegger Symposium Explores U.P. Topics

    Presentations about the history, life and culture of the Upper Peninsula will be offered at the Sonderegger Symposium XVII at Northern Michigan University. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in the University Center Pioneer Rooms. It is free and open to the public. 

  • September 5, 2017
    Poet, Performer Visits NMU

    Danez Smith will give a public reading as part of the Visiting Writers Series at Northern Michigan University. This free event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Marquette Room of the University Center.

  • September 5, 2017
    NMU Hosts Community Run for Special Olympics

    Northern Michigan University will host a community Law Enforcement Torch Run/Walk for Special Olympics on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is the largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan's program generates financial support for more than 23,000 athletes who compete in Special Olympics in the state. 

  • September 4, 2017
    NCLL Offers Keweenaw Fall Color Tour

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a tour of the Keweenaw Peninsula Tuesday, Oct. 10, during the peak of the fall color season.

  • September 1, 2017
    'Primer on Psychological Assessment' Talk at NMU

    Kevin McDowell, a health psychologist with U.P. Health System Marquette, will present "A Primer on Psychological Assessment" at Northern Michigan University. His talk is scheduled at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. McDowell is a 2008 NMU alumnus.

  • August 31, 2017
    University Center Plans Unveiled

    New architectural renderings for the University Center renovation were unveiled at fall convocation. The project will include a student-centered core on the first floor, with a relocated Center for Student Enrichment, smaller bookstore and new student activity zone with a pub-style atmosphere. The second floor will feature a 12,000 square-foot ballroom/conference space and reconfigured Great Lakes Rooms. The most striking visual differences are the façade, composed mostly of glass instead of masonry to enhance the views into and out of the facility, and the contemporary canopy above the main entrance.

  • August 31, 2017
    'Rock the FRT' Event Seeks Band Auditions

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is hosting auditions for “Rock the FRT,” a battle of the bands event that celebrates local music. To audition, send a video or audio track to Technical Director David Pierce at davpierc@nmu.edu by Friday, Sept. 8.

  • August 31, 2017
    NMU Grad Named Cadillac AD

    Northern Michigan University alumnus Fred Bryant (‘97 BS) is the new athletic director at Cadillac High School and Cadillac Junior High School. He previously was a physical education and health teacher in Newberry, where he also coached the varsity football and girls' basketball teams and served a stint as the school's athletic director. Read the full MISportsNow story on his new appointment here.

  • August 31, 2017
    NCLL Offers Help with Facebook

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a program titled "Effectively Using Facebook" from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in 2302 Hedgcock at Northern Michigan University.

  • August 30, 2017
    Marquette Ranks Among Safest College Towns

    Marquette, home of Northern Michigan University, is the 19th safest college town in America, according to a ranking released by The SafeWise Report. Quality academic programs and affordability are important considerations in choosing a college. But a Wearsafe Labs survey indicated 70 percent of parents consider campus safety a critical factor as well. To formulate the report, Safewise security experts evaluated the most recent FBI crime statistics available.

  • August 30, 2017
    NMU Alumna Returns to Hometown Dance Studio

    NMU alumna Gabrielle Revord (‘17) has joined her hometown dance studio's creative team as a choreographer and instructor. Revord danced at Julie’s Top Hat Dance Studio in Kingsford for 15 years before attending NMU, where she majored in health and fitness management and minored in dance. She was president of the NMU Hip Hop Dance Crew and assistant choreographer for Scrooge and The Addams Family. Read The Daily News story here. Earlier this week, NMU held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new dance space, the Panowski Studio ("Studio P"), named after longtime professor and Forest Roberts Theatre director James Panowski. 

  • August 29, 2017
    Forest Roberts Theatre Season Premiere Party Thursday

    NMU's Forest Roberts Theatre will hold its Season Premiere Party, a red-carpet kickoff event, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, in the FRT lobby. Students and community members can enjoy a free ice cream social sponsored by Jilbert's Dairy, tour the theaters, meet the design teams for the 2017-18 season and talk with FRT faculty. They can also learn about the First Nighters Club booster organization and Alpha Psi Omega, the student honors fraternity.

  • August 28, 2017
    Wankmiller Named Director of NMU's FROST Facility

    Jane Wankmiller is the new director of Northern Michigan University’s Forensic Research Outdoor Station (FROST), one of only eight such facilities worldwide and the first to study human decomposition in a cold climate. FROST will be complemented by a forensic anthropology laboratory and a human osteological collection. Wankmiller will oversee both components while developing courses for a bachelor’s degree concentration in forensic anthropology.

  • August 25, 2017
    Griewahn Named a Top-10 A/C and Refrigeration Instructor

    Nick Griewahn, a Technology and Occupational Sciences professor at Northern Michigan University, is one of the top 10 air conditioning and refrigeration instructors in the nation, according to HVACClasses.org. Griewahn teaches courses such as principles of air delivery systems and advanced commercial refrigeration systems. He is a certified commercial air conditioning and commercial refrigeration educator, holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees and earned both EPA and North American Technician Excellence certifications. He is particularly interested in conservation, particularly related to refrigeration and alternative refrigerant solutions.

  • August 25, 2017
    NMU McNair Scholars Present Research

    The McNair Symposium will take place from noon to 3 p.m Friday, Sept. 1, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. Students in the McNair Scholars Program will give presentations about research projects they conducted this summer on campus, research fellowships on other campuses and off-campus internships. The summer research internship is a central feature of the McNair Scholars Program.

  • August 24, 2017
    NMU President Delivers Fall Convocation

    In his fall convocation, Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson said he could not identify another university in Michigan—perhaps even the upper Great Lakes region—that has made as many innovative, positive strides over the past year and a half as Northern.

  • August 23, 2017
    Alumni Award Recipients Announced

    The NMU Alumni Association Board of Directors has announced the 2017 alumni award recipients who will be recognized during Homecoming festivities Sept. 22-23. The honorees have attained significant achievements in their field, made substantial contributions to society and demonstrated exceptional leadership and civic qualities. Recipients and their awards are: Paul Blemberg (’72 BS) and Todd Holmstrom (’90 BA), Distinguished Alumni; Kevin Chandler (’00 BS, ’03 MPA) and Ron Fonger (’86 BS), Alumni Achievement; Jim Jenkin, ’81 BS, ’84 MBA), Alumni Service; and Joshua Ewalt (’08 BS) and Lee Francisco (’02 BS and ’05 MS), Outstanding Young Alumni.

  • August 22, 2017
    Blood Drive on Campus

    The Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Radiography and Surgical Technology student organizations will hold a blood drive through the U.P. Regional Blood Center on Thursday, Aug. 31. The campus community is invited to participate from noon to 5 p.m. in Magers/Meyland Hall. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. There will also be prize drawings. Donors may register in advance at the groups’ Fall Fest table.

  • August 11, 2017
    NMU, Nicolet College Sign Credit Transfer Agreement

    Northern Michigan University recently signed a credit transfer agreement with Nicolet College in Rhinelander, Wis. Nicolet students who complete the 66-credit culinary arts associate degree can enter NMU with junior status, applying those credits toward a bachelor’s degree.

  • August 10, 2017
    NMU Grad Student Presents Bird Ecology Research

    Why do birds spend time eating bugs from some trees, but leave others untouched? Maybe when the insects start to munch on leaves or needles, the trees then “call for help” by releasing chemicals that the birds can “smell.” That possibility forms the basis of thesis research being conducted in Marquette County jack pine stands by Northern Michigan University Biology master’s student Katie Bjornen. She has recently won several competitive research grants and presented her work Aug. 2 at the joint meeting of the American Ornithological Society and Society of Canadian Ornithologists in East Lansing.

  • August 4, 2017
    NMU Physics Offers Solar Eclipse Viewing Opportunity

    North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun on Monday, Aug. 21. Northern Michigan University’s Physics Department is offering area residents an opportunity to safely view this area’s partial solar eclipse through a telescope equipped with a sun filter at the NMU Observatory Dome. This free event is scheduled from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

  • August 4, 2017
    NMU Fall Fest Aug. 28

    Northern Michigan University’s Fall Fest is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, the first day of classes. The event will take place on the lawn outside the University Center.

  • August 4, 2017
    NMU Leadership Program Seeks Mentors

    Northern Michigan University’s nationally recognized Student Leader Fellowship Program (SLFP) is seeking community leaders to serve as leadership mentors. The SLFP pairs citizens who are active in the local community with NMU students who are in the first year of the SLFP.

  • August 2, 2017
    NMU's Forest Roberts Theatre Season Announced

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present a full slate of plays, dance, local music and special events during the 2017-18 season. Details will be announced closer to each event, but an overview of the schedule follows. Those with an asterisk are part of the mainstage season ticket package. For updated information, visit nmu.edu/frt.

  • August 2, 2017
    NMU Theater Offers Value-Added Season Tickets

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is offering a new season ticket structure, along with a Flex Four Pass option, for its 2017-18 Mainstage productions.

  • August 1, 2017
    U.P. Critical Infrastructure Protection Addressed

    Northern Michigan University’s criminal justice department will host events that revolve around protecting the Upper Peninsula’s critical infrastructure and key resources from hostile acts. InfraGard Michigan Members Alliance Inc. (MI InfraGard), a public-private partnership with the FBI, selected NMU as a host site for presentations on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 8-9. There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is required.

  • July 27, 2017
    Percussive Attack Camp Concert Aug. 4 at NMU

    Percussive Attack Camp will wrap up a week-long study of music at Northern Michigan University with a free public concert on Friday, Aug. 4. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall. Students from middle school age through adults will perform on marimbas, xylophones, bongos, timpani, cymbals, triangles, garbage cans and other percussion instruments. 

  • July 24, 2017
    NMU Represented at NY Summer Theater Festival

    Northern Michigan University professor David Pierce and student Jill Vermeulen of Marquette are gaining valuable experience this summer working behind the scenes at the Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glens Falls, N.Y. They were part of the best-selling show in ATF history, Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat. This musical depiction of the misunderstood genius and his battle with mentor-turned-rival Thomas Edison is described as “Hamilton meets Tesla.” Given the subject matter, it is no surprise that the production required electrifying technical elements. Pierce was immersed in that aspect through his role of technical director and production manager.

  • July 20, 2017
    Alumna's Moon Dust Bag Auctioned for $1.8 Million

    A bag containing moon dust collected by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, and purchased for $995 by NMU alumna Nancy Lee Carlson ('74 BS), was sold at a Sotheby's space-themed auction today for $1.8 million. The buyer's identity and intended location for the bag were not released. Carlson is a Chicago-area attorney. She had to wage a legal battle to be declared the rightful owner of the bag before putting it up for auction. Carlson had said she plans to donate some proceeds to various charities and establish a scholarship for speech pathology students at NMU. Read the Chicago Tribune story here.

  • July 12, 2017
    Magnaghi Completes Book on U.P. History

    California native Russell Magnaghi first visited the Upper Peninsula in the midst of a formidable snowstorm in January 1968. Despite the harsh initiation, he accepted a faculty position in Northern Michigan University’s history department and immediately began investigating the region’s s cultural, economic and ethnic heritage. Magnaghi has completed the daunting task of condensing nearly 50 years of meticulous research and oral interviews into a newly released book titled Upper Peninsula of Michigan: A History. This definitive, general-interest account of the area’s past is the first attempt to tackle the topic in more than a century.

  • July 11, 2017
    College Incident Inspires Grad's Career Choice

    NMU alumnus Parker Bambenek (BA ‘12) is the youngest charter captain working on Lake Superior out of Duluth, according to a feature in the Duluth News Tribune. If it weren’t for a “twist of fate” suffered during his senior year of college, the biochemistry grad may not have established his Superior Pursuits charter fishing service so soon. The 27-year-old Bambenek is also pursuing a nursing degree in the hope of becoming a nurse anesthetist. Read the feature here.

  • July 10, 2017
    NMU Grad Promotes Ohio Tourist Destination

    NMU alumna Elizabeth Connor (BS 2008) has been appointed to the newly created position of Great Miami Riverway coordinator. Her focus is on marketing and placemaking to promote the area, which connects the bike trails and Ohio's Great Miami River with riverfront communities, as a single tourist destination. Connor also seeks diverse funding opportunities and additional partners. She previously owned EWC Media LLC. See the full story on her new role in the Troy Daily News here.

  • July 6, 2017
    Abel Joins Integrated Communications Firm

    Grand Rapids-based 834 Design & Marketing has hired NMU alumna Sarah Abel (BS 2005) as managing director, according to the Grand Rapids Business Journal. She will assist the firm with business development, team management, account support and operations. Abel will drive the firm's strategy, positioning and client retention, while also providing account support to clients. She previously served as the development communications manager at Rockford Construction. Read the GRBJ story here.

  • July 5, 2017
    NMU Grad Discusses Homeland Security Cyber Security

    NMU alumnus Barry West (’85 BS) is senior adviser and senior accountable official for risk management at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He was recently interviewed by Federal News Radio about his role in seeing that the Trump administration’s executive order on cyber security is carried out. West said the DHS is working toward greater collaboration among its 22 components, which leads to better situational awareness and more effective cyber monitoring. Listen to the interview here.

  • June 30, 2017
    NCLL Program Explores Parks, Kayak Launch

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer an informational tour of Lambros and LaBonte Parks, along with the accessible kayak launch. Jon Swenson, assistant director of the Marquette Parks and Recreation Department, will lead the program from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 12 (rain date July 13).

  • June 29, 2017
    Cigarettes' Impacts on Environment, Body Addressed

    The impacts of tobacco litter on the environment and of cigarettes on the human body will be addressed at a UP4Health Challenge Event titled “Nine Lives of a Cigarette Butt.” This free event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, in the second-floor atrium of Lydia Olson Library at Northern Michigan University. 

  • June 27, 2017
    State Grant Supports Invent@NMU, Innovate Marquette SmartZone Collaboration

    Northern Michigan University has received a $1.15 million grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to implement a collaborative operating agreement involving Invent@NMU and the Innovate Marquette SmartZone. Both entities have developed distinct approaches toward the common goal of promoting regional economic development. The new grant-funded partnership enables them to continue that work collectively and more efficiently from one location, enhancing the services provided to inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs.

  • June 27, 2017
    NMU Union Ratifies Contract

    Northern Michigan University’s technical and office professionals (UAW Local 1950) have ratified a three-year contract, with 63 percent of voting members approving the proposal. The union is composed of 134 employees.

  • June 23, 2017
    NMU Grads Among Food Truck 'Soldiers'

    Three NMU alumni are featured in a “Soldiers of Food Truck Nation” article in the June issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. Joanna (Serbinski) Miller ('05 BS) and her husband, Jeff, operate the MMMM Truck, as in "Mmmm" or Multiple Millers Making Meals. Joanna began working in a restaurant at 16 and later studied hospitality management at NMU. She has 20 years’ experience in the field. Drue Wright and Drake Nagel, both 2012 grads, operate a Happy Tacos truck. Read the feature here.

  • June 19, 2017
    NMU Ranks 13th for Best Insurance and Risk Management Program

    Northern Michigan University offers one of the nation’s best bachelor’s degree programs in insurance and risk management, according to Online Accounting Degree Programs. NMU ranks 13th in a recent listing published on the organization’s website.

  • June 19, 2017
    AQIP Site Visit Report Available Online

    The AQIP Evaluation Team has submitted NMU’s final Comprehensive Quality Review Report regarding the site visit that took place in March. After reviewing the report, the Higher Learning Commission will provide NMU with a letter of accreditation status. 

  • June 16, 2017
    'Remove the Label' Campaign Wins CASE Gold Award

    NMU’s “Remove the Label” campaign, designed to raise awareness about the damaging impact of stereotypes, received a Circle of Excellence Gold Award for diversity programs from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

  • June 14, 2017
    NMU Names Hockey Rink in Comley's Honor

    The ice surface in the Berry Events Center at Northern Michigan University is being named “Rick Comley Rink” in honor of the longtime head coach. Comley spent 26 years behind the Wildcat bench and guided NMU to the 1991 NCAA Division I Championship.

  • June 14, 2017
    NMU Board Approves SmartZone Operating Agreement, Property Rental

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees approved a collaborative operating agreement involving Invent@NMU and Innovate Marquette SmartZone. It also authorized a no-cost rental arrangement with the Michigan Department of Corrections that enables NMU to begin developing the future site of its forensic research outdoor station (FROST) before the previously approved property transfer is completed. The board held a special session Wednesday morning to take action on timely agenda items that needed to be addressed before the next regularly scheduled meeting.

  • June 13, 2017
    NMU Documentary Wins Michigan Emmy

    A documentary produced by Northern Michigan University professor Dwight Brady and students in his multimedia journalism class earned a Michigan Emmy Award at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' annual gala June 10 in Detroit. Boxed In explores how some big-box retailers have successfully argued to the Michigan Tax Tribunal that their valuations should be compared to older big-box stores elsewhere in the state that closed and remain vacant.

  • June 9, 2017
    Alumnus Named CEO of Armed Forces Retirement Home

    NMU alumnus Timothy Kangas (BS 1988, MPA 1990) was recently appointed chief operating officer at the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH), which has been providing care to America's veterans since 1831.

  • June 8, 2017
    NMU Named a Best Value for Industrial and Product Design

    Northern Michigan University ranks 25th on the list of the “Top 50 Best Value Industrial and Product Design Programs of 2017” compiled by Value Colleges. The independent online guide ranked regionally accredited institutions based on three data points: reputation according to U.S. News & World Report’s overall score; prospective salary; and non-resident tuition rates.

  • June 7, 2017
    Alumna Puts Armstrong's Moon Dust Pouch Up for Auction

    NMU alumna and Chicago-area attorney Nancy Lee Carlson (’74 BS) purchased a zippered pouch labeled “Lunar Sample Return” through an online auction two years ago. NASA testing confirmed it contains some of the very first moon dust collected by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong in 1969. Carlson brought the bag to Sotheby’s auction house, which will feature it as the centerpiece of a Space Exploration sale on July 20 in New York. Her initial $995 investment is expected to fetch $2-$4 million. She plans to donate some proceeds to various charities and establish a scholarship for speech pathology students at NMU. Read the full story here.

  • June 6, 2017
    NMU, Iron County Bring Broadband to Crystal Falls Area

    Northern Michigan University and the Iron County Board of Commissioners announce the availability of NMU’s Educational Access Network (EAN) in the Crystal Falls area. EAN provides broadband internet service through the university’s high-speed LTE wireless network to learners of all ages. 

  • June 5, 2017
    Artists North of 45th Parallel Invited to Showcase Work

    Adult artists living north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin are invited to submit one piece of work for a non-juried exhibition at Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum. The new format will celebrate the 10th anniversary “North of the 45th Parallel” exhibition and is a departure from previous years’ juried shows. Beginning at noon Friday, June 16, artists will have 24 hours to deliver their work in person to the museum until time or space runs out. An opening reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, June 17.

  • May 31, 2017
    Alumna Named Promerica Health VP

    NMU alumna Jennifer Rancourt (’98 MPA) has been named vice president of communications and compliance at Promerica Health. She brings a “unique background of laboratory science, healthcare administration and medical device sales” to the position, according to a press release. Promerica Health annually visits thousands of sites across the country for a variety of Fortune 500 companies. It provides health screenings, employee wellness programming and related solutions tailored to an individual company’s needs. 

  • May 22, 2017
    NMU Student Helps Orphanages in Congo

    NMU student Billy McCoy will make a return trip to the Republic of the Congo in July, ideally with $4,000 he's trying to raise to build a security fence around a planned orphanage. According to an Iron Mountain Daily News story, McCoy first encountered the country's "orphan crisis" when he was on a surfing and camping trip through Africa in 2010. The sight of children in torn clothes wandering the streets and begging for money motivated the Florence, Wis. native to take action. He returned with medicine for one orphanage in 2016 and will go back for six weeks in July with funding for a fence around another facility yet to be built. Read the full story here.

  • May 22, 2017
    Recent NMU Grad Joins Teach for America

    Jamie Alberta of Grand Rapids, who recently graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in graphic communications, will become a Teach For America corps member. Teach For America is a selective non-profit that enlists and develops promising future leaders to impact social inequity from the head of a classroom and work in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Alberta will be an early childhood education teacher in Memphis, Tenn.

  • May 16, 2017
    U.P. Folklife Award Recipients Announced

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center has announced the 2017 recipients of the Upper Peninsula Folklife Award. Three individuals who have done much to preserve and promote the folk traditions of the region will be honored. The awardees are television personality and cultural Finnish-American icon Carl Pellonpaa and folk dance instructors/advocates Bill and Marge Sklar.  The awards will be presented at the Beaumier Center’s benefit, “A Middle Eastern Dinner,” on May 30.  For more information and to register for the event, go to connect.nmu.edu/2017uphd.

  • May 12, 2017
    NMU Cat Packs Wins Award

    The Northern Michigan University organization, Cat Packs, recently won the Innovations in Community Impact Award from Michigan Campus Compact. The award recognizes innovative approaches to problem solving with measured community impact, as led by a campus body and one or more community partners.

  • May 9, 2017
    NMU President Issues Statement on Kivela

    Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson issued the following statement in response to the death of Rep. John Kivela: "Northern Michigan University lost a good friend in the death of Michigan State Representative John Kivela. John was a friend to so many in the community and an ardent supporter of opportunities for students in the U.P. He worked tirelessly on behalf of the community and our students and he should be recognized for that effort. I extend my sympathies to his wife, Sandy, and the Kivela family. He will be greatly missed."

  • May 8, 2017
    Lt. Gov. Calley Participates in BEAR Center Dedication

    Lt. Gov. Brian Calley participated in Friday’s dedication of NMU’s Behavior Education Assessment and Research (BEAR) Center. The facility provides free behavior analytic assessment and therapeutic services for children with autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities and other behavioral concerns. Calley, whose daughter has been diagnosed with ASD, championed autism insurance reform in 2012 and signed legislation to officially license applied behavioral analysts in Michigan early this year.

  • May 8, 2017
    NMU offers SANE Training

    The NMU School of Nursing is collaborating with other local entities to offer a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training May 15-19 on campus. There are only two SANE-qualified professionals in the Upper Peninsula, so the goal is to increase that number to increase the likelihood of cases being prosecuted. There will also be a public presentation focusing on the role of SANE in human trafficking at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, in Mead Auditorium.

  • May 6, 2017
    NMU Board Presents Student Awards

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees presented its annual student achievement awards, which recognize significant contributions to the quality of life at NMU through involvement in extracurricular activities or through work in a university department. Recipients were: Gwendolyn Hoenke of Marquette, Outstanding Female Graduating Senior; Zachary Dykema of Holland, Outstanding Male Graduating Senior; Melanie Flaherty of Pinckney, Outstanding Student of Any Class; and Marlina Martinez, originally of Los Angeles, who now resides in Ishpeming, Outstanding Non-Traditional Student.

  • May 5, 2017
    NMU Board Sets Tuition

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved a 2017-18 tuition and fees schedule. The combined average cost for full-time resident undergraduates will be $5,280.50 per semester, an increase of $237.50 per semester from last year’s rate. NMU will maintain its longtime rank of having the second-lowest tuition and fees among Michigan’s public universities and the lowest in the Upper Peninsula. Northern’s rate also adheres to the tuition restraint language in preliminary state budget proposals. If the final higher education appropriation bill includes a revised dollar cap, NMU will adjust accordingly.

  • May 4, 2017
    First DNP Students to Participate in Commencement

    NMU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program will be represented for the first time at commencement. Three students enrolled in the post-master’s track have completed their coursework and will participate in the May 6 ceremony. Theresa Durley of Marquette (also an NMU nursing faculty member), Myrth Condon of Munising and Lacey Crabb of Escanaba were honored at a public reception on Wednesday, May 3. 

  • May 3, 2017
    Grad Profiled for Notable Nursing Career

    NMU graduate Velma Blackwell (LPN) became the first African-American to work as a nurse at Northside Hospital Cherokee in Canton, Ga, according to an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. That was in 1969, when other black employees—even those with RN credentials—could only work as aides and the cafeteria was segregated. Despite the difficult start, Blackwell, now 71, found her place at Northside. She met U.S. Rep. John Lewis and worked with him to secure a family leave act. She encouraged other African-American women to pursue nursing degrees. And rather than retire, Blackwell will move with her hospital “family” into a new facility May 6. To read the full article, click here.

  • May 3, 2017
    NMU Education Students Partner with Georgia School

    Northern Michigan University alumnus Richard Cormier ('91 BS) established a distance education partnership between NMU and his students at Alcovy High School in Georgia. Cormier and his students will temporarily cut that distance when they visit NMU's campus May 19-23.

  • May 3, 2017
    First Middle College Cohort Completes Program

    The first cohort of Marquette-Alger Technical Middle College (MATMC) students will graduate from Northern Michigan University. Eight students began the program at Marquette Senior High School and two started at Negaunee High School. MATMC allows students to earn a high school diploma, a number of college credits and a technical certificate from NMU at no cost.

  • May 2, 2017
    Young Authors Read to NMU President

    Area elementary students who will participate in the Marquette-Alger Young Authors' Conference May 8-11 at Northern Michigan University read their books to NMU President Fritz Erickson and his wife, Jan. Over the past 40 years, the conference has grown to include 13 schools and about 3,000 children from pre-K through 5th grade. Literacy activities involve reading, researching, writing, illustrating, sharing and finally publishing a book as a culminating project. This year’s guest author/illustrator is David Biedrzycki.

  • May 2, 2017
    NCLL Offers Overnight Porkies Tour

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning is offering an overnight sightseeing tour to the Porcupine Mountains State Wilderness Park to celebrate the summer solstice.

  • April 28, 2017
    NMU's Welke Receives Master Mechanic Award

    Mark Welke, Northern Michigan University assistant professor of Technology and Occupational Sciences, has been awarded the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award. Tim Sokol of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) made the official presentation Thursday afternoon at the Jacobetti Complex. 

  • April 28, 2017
    Employee Awards Presented

    Northern Michigan University employees were honored for years-of-service milestones at the recent faculty and staff recognition luncheon. Distinguished Team and Excellence in Service Awards also were presented.

  • April 28, 2017
    NMU Center for ASD, Other Behavioral Concerns Hosts Open House

    Northern Michigan University’s new Behavior Education Assessment and Research (BEAR) Center provides free behavior analytic assessment and therapeutic services for children with autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities and other behavioral concerns. On Friday, May 5, a dedication will be held from 3-3:30 p.m., followed by an open house to introduce the center’s services to families from 3:30-5 p.m. The facility is located in the NMU Services Building on Sugarloaf Avenue.

  • April 27, 2017
    Cruz 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, 2017
    NMU 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 27, 2017
    Hope Starts Here Challenge May 13

    The River Valley Bank Hope Starts Here Challenge will be held on Saturday, May 13. The annual challenge raises funds and awareness for the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center through competitive and leisurely events geared for all ages and skill levels.

  • April 26, 2017
    Beaumier 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, 2017
    Ferrarini 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, 2017
    NMU 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, 2017
    NCLL 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, 2017
    NMU 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, 2017
    Jennings 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, 2017
    Marquette Climate March Scheduled

    The Northern Climate Network is hosting the Marquette Climate March at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Marquette Commons. This is a sister event to the People's Climate March convening the same day in Washington, D.C. Participants are asked to assemble at 9:45 a.m. to begin the 1.5-mile journey. 

  • April 21, 2017
    NMU 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, 2017
    Wright 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.

  • April 21, 2017
    Students Pitch, Perform TV Pilot Ideas

    Northern Michigan University’s episodic screenwriting students will present a “Binge-Worthy TV” presentation of original TV pilot pitches and short performances from 6-9 p.m. Monday, May 1, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company.

  • April 21, 2017
    WWI Fashion Show at NMU

    Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will present a World War I Fashion Show from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in the University Center Peter White Lounge. The show will feature scenes portraying life and fashion from 1910 to 1920, including Titanic fashion, suffragist fashion, flapper styles and Great War fashion.

  • April 19, 2017
    Harrison Named Newman Civic Fellow

    Northern Michigan University student Georgia Harrison of Martin, Mich., has been named a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact for her efforts to increase student involvement in campus sustainability. She is a biology major with a concentration in ecology. Harrison is one of 273 Newman Fellows nationwide who are being honored for taking action in pursuit of long-term social change and who engage and inspire others in their communities.

  • April 19, 2017
    NMU College of Business Hosts Spring Celebration Reception

    The Northern Michigan University College of Business is hosting a Kevät Juhla (Spring Celebration) Reception on Thursday, April 27. The event will celebrate College of Business student, faculty and alumni achievements. It is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the University Center Explorer Rooms.

  • April 18, 2017
    Public Library Offers Exam Study Hours

    Peter White Public Library will hold exam study hours for Northern Michigan University students from 3-9 p.m. Sunday, April 30, and 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday, May 1. This is the second semester the library has made such accommodations for NMU students. A valid ID is required for entry.

  • April 18, 2017
    Student Trio Plans to Bike Around Superior

    Three NMU students plan to circumnavigate Lake Superior by bike in May to record and share the stories of its people, the places they love and the threat that climate change poses. Throughout the 1,400 mile journey, they will "make a conscious effort to utilize sustainable practices with our food, equipment and energy use. We want to gain an understanding of the impact that Lake Superior has on its surrounding communities while creating a platform of education about ways to keep Lake Superior pristine." The riders are Dylan Gonda, Olivia Walcott and Ryan Watling. For more information, visit their Facebook page here

  • April 18, 2017
    NCLL Hosts Oregon Trail Presentation

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation about the Oregon Trail from 12:15-1:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at the Negaunee Senior Center. There will also be an optional lunch at 11 a.m.

  • April 18, 2017
    NMU Alumna Receives Michigan Reading Assn. Award

    Northern Michigan University alumna Damia Toyras ('02 BS, '14 MAE) was recently the recipient of a 2017 Michigan Reading Association K-6 Educator Award. Toyras is a second-grade teacher at Superior Hills Elementary School in Marquette.

  • April 18, 2017
    Forest Roberts Theatre Hosts Battle of the Bands

    Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre is holding its first Battle of the Bands at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22. Seven Upper Peninsula bands will compete for a cash prize. Forest Roberts Theatre and Double Trouble Entertainment are producing the event as a way to promote and showcase regional music. 

  • April 17, 2017
    Anderton's Earth Day Events Scheduled

    Northern Michigan University's Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department will host its third annual “Anderton’s Earth Day" celebration in memory of the late professor John Anderton April 17-22. All events are free and open to the public.

  • April 14, 2017
    NMU Economics Grad Receives $200,000 Fellowship

    Mary Zhulkie, Northern Michigan University economics graduate, was recently accepted into the doctoral economics program at George Mason University. She has been awarded a fellowship through GMU’s Mercatus Center, where she will work closely with faculty as a research assistant. The fellowship provides full tuition support and a monthly stipend, with an estimated value of $200,000.

  • April 14, 2017
    Beaumier Center Seeks U.P. Folklife Award Nominations

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University is seeking public nominations for the 2017 Upper Peninsula Folklife Award. The award recognizes those who make a difference in the creation and/or preservation of Upper Peninsula folk arts, including music, dance, storytelling, crafts and food. Persons or organizations can be nominated through Friday, April 28.

  • April 14, 2017
    Paddleboard Venture Wins College of Business Competition

    Ben Phillips won first place in the New Business Venture Competition sponsored by the NMU College of Business. His proposal, Ben’s Boards, is a paddleboard rental venture. Phillips also won Best Trade Fair Display.

  • April 13, 2017
    Wood Among Three State Professors of the Year

    Northern Michigan University Professor David Wood has been recognized as one of three recipients of the Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year award, which recognizes the outstanding contributions and dedication exhibited by the faculty from Michigan’s 15 public universities to the education of undergraduate students.

  • April 13, 2017
    NMU Students Help Marquette Sheet Metal Worker Develop Product Idea

    Sheet metal worker Ron Aho walked into Invent@NMU on the Northern Michigan University campus with a product idea that would save time and effort on the job. He had spent years manually hammering in drive cleats for air ducts. The repetitive motion of pounding upward put a lot of strain on his shoulder, eventually leading to rotator cuff surgery. Aho invented the Tinknocker Tool to reduce muscle fatigue and increase efficiency. The device attaches to a drill and quickly installs drive cleats, outperforming the traditional hammer method.

  • April 12, 2017
    NMU Alumna Wins Michigan Lottery Education Award

    Sue Meier (BS 1987), a kindergarten teacher at South Elementary School in Ithaca, has received an Excellence in Education Award from the Michigan Lottery. According to a press release, she is known for instilling a love of learning in her students and working with them and their families on several community service projects, including “Books for Babies,” which promotes early literacy. Winners of the weekly award receive a plaque, a $500 cash prize and a $500 grant to their classroom, school or school district.  One will be selected as the Educator of the Year and receive a $10,000 cash prize. Meier accepted the award from Tom Izzo, NMU grad and MSU men's basketball coach. Read the full story here.

  • April 12, 2017
    NMU Grad Elected to Kentucky Elks Association Post

    NMU alumnus Edward G. Hansen (BS 1969) was elected secretary/treasurer of the Kentucky Elks Association, which is made up of 16 lodges across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He has been a member of the Elks for 18 years and has served 10 years as secretary of Florence (Ky.) Lodge No. 314. Hansen is a veteran, serving several years in the U.S. Army. His career was spent working for Prestolite Electric, Bundy Tubing, Duro Bag Manufacturing and Nationwide Insurance. He is currently a tax auditor for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • April 11, 2017
    NMU Orchestra Performs

    The Northern Michigan University Orchestra will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • April 10, 2017
    NMU Students Present Research at Science on Tap Event

    The next Northern Michigan University Science on Tap event will be titled "The Next Generation: Research Presented by NMU Student Scholars." It is scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in the upstairs community space at the Ore Dock Brewing Company.

  • April 7, 2017
    NMU Show Choir Presents TASTE Concert

    Northern Michigan University's Lake Effect Show Choir will present its 11th Annual TASTE Concert, a night of musical entertainment complemented by appetizers, desserts and beverages. This year’s event revolves around a “Road Trip!” theme. The show will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 26 and 27, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms.

  • April 7, 2017
    Former NMU Swimmer a Finalist for Montana Award

    Madisen Sechena, 2015 NMU biochemistry graduate and former Wildcat swimmer, is a finalist for the Montana AAU Little Sullivan Award. Modeled after the national AAU Sullivan Award, which goes to one outstanding athlete of the year, Montana’s program honors both a female and male. Nominees must be Montana natives who excel in athletics, academics and community service. The winners will be announced at a May 6 banquet.

  • April 7, 2017
    Beaumer Concert Features Jerry Mills, Northern Wylds

    The Beaumier Coffee House Series will present performances by Jerry Mills and the duo Northern Wylds. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 15, in the Panowski Black Box Theatre in the McClintock Building at Northern Michigan University.

  • April 6, 2017
    NMU Golf Course Opens April 8

    The Northern Michigan University Golf Course will open for the season on Saturday, April 8. Reports indicate the greens have emerged from winter in "fantastic shape." The course is located on Chocolay Downs Drive, just off M-28 East in Chocolay Township. To schedule a tee time, call 227-3111. To view walk-on and annual membership rates, or for more information, visit nmu.edu/golfcourse

  • April 5, 2017
    Jim Crow Museum Founder Speaks at NMU

    David Pilgrim, founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, will give a presentation titled “Them: Images of Separation” at Northern Michigan University. His talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in Jamrich 1100. It is being held in conjunction with NMU's Diversity Common Reader program, which this year revolves around the book Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. 

  • April 5, 2017
    Student Law Forum Hosts Talk on Police Encounters

    The NMU Student Law Forum will host a presentation titled "Don't Tase Me, Bro! A Citizen's Guide to Police Encounters." Marquette Co. Sheriff Greg Zyburt and attorney Karl Numinen will be the speakers at this Suds, Buds and Barristers event. Their talk begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the upstairs community space at Ore Dock Brewing Company. It is free and open to the public.

  • April 5, 2017
    Carter Wins MABF Scholarship

    Northern Michigan University student Samantha Carter of Marquette was recently awarded a Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) Scholarship. Carter is a sophomore media production and new technology major with a minor in political science. She received the scholarship at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo in Lansing.

  • April 4, 2017
    NMU 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.

  • April 4, 2017
    NMU Percussion Ensemble Performs Sunday

    The Northern Michigan University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of James A. Strain, will present its spring chamber music concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in Reynolds Recital Hall. There is no admission charge.

  • April 4, 2017
    NMU Quiz Bowl Wins Final Tourney of the Season

    Northern Michigan University’s Quiz Bowl team won the Delta Burke Invitational on April 1 at Michigan Tech. The final tournament of the academic year featured two squads from Michigan Tech, one from Finlandia University and one from NMU. The NMU “Quiz Cats” had a perfect 9-0 record. Finlandia University took second place, with a 6-3 record.

  • April 3, 2017
    Imdieke Chairs Geisel Award Committee

    Sandra Imdieke, Northern Michigan University education professor, is chair of the 2018 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award selection committee. The annual award is given to author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

  • April 1, 2017
    Trumpeter Chase Sanborn Headlines NMU Jazz Fest

    Trumpeter Chase Sanborn, an alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston, will be the featured guest artist at the Northern Michigan University Jazz Festival. He will perform the closing concert with the NMU Jazz Band and Jazz Combo at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7 in Kaufman Auditorium. Tickets are $6 for NMU students, $8 for other students and $12 for the general public. 

  • March 31, 2017
    Physics Students Present at Conference

    Northern Michigan University physics students Ashley Adzima and Rachel Hunter presented their research at the national meeting of the American Physical Society in New Orleans.

  • March 31, 2017
    LaJoye, Brundage Earn Top Certification

    Two Northern Michigan University staff members have passed the highest level of certification testing offered by APPA, the association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities. Cheryl LaJoye, maintenance and energy management supervisor, and Herbert Brundage, building services supervisor, passed the Certified Educational Facilities Professional exam. 

  • March 31, 2017
    NMU Presents Royal Ballet's 'Frankenstein'

    Northern Michigan University will present a screening of the Royal Ballet adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9. The production was filmed in London and will be projected in Jamrich Hall’s state-of-the-art auditorium. Admission is free for NMU students, faculty and staff; $15 for general public adults; and $5 for ages 17 and under.

  • March 31, 2017
    NMU Hosts Visiting Writer

    Author Rigoberto González will give a public reading as part of the Visiting Writers Program at Northern Michigan University. The event is being held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the Charcoal Room of the University Center. 

  • March 31, 2017
    NMU Group Brings Mobile Food Pantry to Marquette

    The Marquette Rotaract Club at Northern Michigan University will host a Feeding America West Michigan mobile food pantry from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18. About 15,000 pounds of food will be distributed to people in need at the Salvation Army in Marquette. That is enough to feed about 400 families.

  • March 31, 2017
    WWI Symposium at NMU Thursday

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will host a symposium with several presentations commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I. The event will take place Thursday, April 6, in the Marquette Room of the University Center. Faculty members from NMU and Gogebic Community College will share their research.

  • March 31, 2017
    NMU Diversity Common Reader April Events

    Northern Michigan University's 2017 Diversity Common Reader selection is Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. The following related events are scheduled for April. All are free and open to the public.

  • March 30, 2017
    NMU Presents 'Addams Family' Musical

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is presenting the musical version of The Addams Family. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5-Saturday, April 8, with additional 1 p.m. matinee performances Saturday and Sunday.

  • March 30, 2017
    Rural Health Careers Camp at NMU

    A Rural Health Careers Camp for Upper Peninsula high school students will be held at Northern Michigan University May 15-17. The camp will provide a hands-on learning experience related to different health careers and show students the range of opportunities available in the health professions. 

  • March 29, 2017
    NMU Receives $6.5 Million for Broadband Expansion

    Northern Michigan University will receive a $6.5 million Investment Fund Award from the Michigan Strategic Fund to accelerate its effort to extend high-speed educational broadband throughout the Upper Peninsula. The funds will be used to build out and equip 64 cities and townships over a two-year period.

  • March 29, 2017
    Inaugural PRIME Presentation April 13

    Northern Michigan University will host its first-ever presentation by collaborative faculty and student teams who received internal research funding through NMU’s innovative PRIME program. The presentation will serve as the keynote event at the annual Celebration of Student Scholarship on Thursday, April 13. It is scheduled at 5 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall.

  • March 29, 2017
    NMU Hosts Celebration of Student Scholarship

    Student scholarship is among the core educational endeavors at Northern Michigan University and those efforts will be recognized at the 22nd annual Celebration of Student Scholarship on Thursday, April 13. This event allows undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to publically display and discuss posters and give presentations explaining or demonstrating their work.

  • March 27, 2017
    Olympus Piano Trio in Residency at NMU

    The Olympus Piano Trio will be in residence at Northern Michigan University from March 28-March 31. Its members will deliver classroom presentations at NMU and local schools and participate in lunchtime mini-performances at various campus locations. The trio will also participate in a “Bach vs. Rock” showdown with a local band. The residency will culminate in a public performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31 in the Reynolds Recital Hall.

  • March 25, 2017
    New 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, 2017
    Alumna'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, 2017
    Climate@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, 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, 2017
    Global 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, 2017
    Update 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, 2017
    Birdsall 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.

  • March 22, 2017
    Alumnus Joins Miron Construction

    NMU alumnus Eric Brandt (BS 2016) recently joined Miron Construction as a project manager at the company's corporate headquarters in Neenah, Wis. According to a press release, he will be responsible for providing direct management of construction projects, including handling construction and building challenges, purchasing materials, creating and following schedules, and monitoring and reporting on financial issues related to projects. Prior to joining Miron, Brandt worked at the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority in Marquette.

  • March 22, 2017
    NMU Presents April Exercise Science Seminars

    Northern Michigan University’s 2017 Exercise Science Seminar Series will continue every Monday through April 24. NMU second-year graduate students in exercise science are presenting their research. The following April events all begin at 6:15 p.m. in room 241 of the Physical Education Instructional Facility (PEIF). The public is invited.

  • March 21, 2017
    MPA Grad Assumes Monroe YMCA Post

    NMU alumnus Corey Welch (MPA 2016) is the new mission advancement director at the Monroe Family YMCA in Monroe, Mich. He previously served as constituent relations director to state Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, serving as a liaison between Lansing and Monroe and Lenawee counties.

  • March 21, 2017
    Faculty Candidate Presents Biology Seminar

    A faculty candidate for lake fish biologist will present "Foodweb Forethought: Understanding and Managing Fisheries in a Changing World." Tyler Tunney of the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin will give the talk at 4 p.m. Friday, March 24, in 1320 Jamrich Hall. 

  • March 21, 2017
    Students Can Attend Native American Conference for Free

    The Michigan Indian Education Council will hold its 2017 Native American Critical Issues Conference at NMU March 23-25. Registration is $150, but NMU students can attend free with an ID (no meals provided). To register, or for more information, click here

  • March 20, 2017
    NMU Students Assist Alumni-Owned Business

    Northern Michigan University students recently gained some real-world experience developing public relations tactics for an alumni-owned business in Marquette. Professor Thomas Isaacson's introductory public relations class pitched their suggestions for Nestledown, a Scandinavian-style bed and breakfast across from Lake Superior, to owners Ken and Sue Schauland.

  • March 20, 2017
    Economics Grad Appointed to BASF Post in Brazil

    Gisela Pinheiro (2001 BS) is the new vice president of BASF’s Materials and Functional Solutions for South America in São Paolo, Brazil. She’s had experience in the chemical industry since 2004, previously serving in several capacities with the Dow Chemical Company in Michigan and Brazil. Pinheiro began her career as an internal auditor at Ernst & Young. She earned her MBA in finance from Ibmec Business School in Rio de Janeiro. She actively participates in programs related to women’s empowerment, diversity and inclusion, change management, innovation and people development.

  • March 20, 2017
    NMU Joins Worldwide Earth Hour Movement

    Northern Michigan University will participate in the worldwide Earth Hour movement by shutting of residence hall lights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25. The annual event encourages individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their lights for one hour to raise global awareness about environmental issues.

  • March 17, 2017
    Brooklyn Artist Presents Climate Change Tent Installation

    Brooklyn-based artist James Leonard will set up a three-day installation giving climate change Tarot card readings inside a hand-sewn tent at Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum. "The Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies" is being presented at the following times: 2-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28 and 29; and 5-8 p.m. Thursday, March 30. Admission is free.

  • March 17, 2017
    Archives Talk Explores Michigan's KKK Past

    The Central U.P. and Northern Michigan University Archives will host a free presentation titled "The Skeletons in our Closet: The KKK in Michigan." The event will bring together an archivist and librarian who have dealt with criticism over records relating to the Ku Klux Klan's presence in the state. It will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in Mead Auditorium in NMU's West Science Building. 

  • March 17, 2017
    NMU-MTU Blood Drive Challenge

    The Pre-Med and Student Nurses Associations from NMU and MTU will engage in a friendly blood donor drive competition on Wednesday, March 22, to benefit the U.P. Regional Blood Center. Supplies are quickly depleted during the winter months, so the event will help the center to meet the demand at local hospitals. The NMU blood drive will be held from noon to 5 p.m. in the Halverson Hall lobby. Free pizza and refreshments will be available. To make an appointment, email Jennie at jkizer@nmu.edu. 

  • March 17, 2017
    NCLL Hosts Contra Dancing

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a contra dancing class from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at Dance Zone in Marquette. Contra dancing has its origins in English, Irish and French country dancing and has evolved into its own form of American folk dance.

  • March 16, 2017
    Campus Sustainability Summit March 24

    Northern Michigan University’s sustainability advisory committee will host a Campus Sustainability Summit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 24, in the lobby near 1318 Jamrich Hall. The committee will share highlights from its Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) inventory, which earned NMU bronze certification from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. It will also preview the campus sustainability strategy. University and community members are invited to attend all or a portion of the summit and provide input on Northern's Sustainability Plan. 

  • March 16, 2017
    Theater Students Attend St. Louis Conference

    Seven Northern Michigan University students attended the U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology’s Annual Conference & Stage Expo March 8-11 in St. Louis, Mo. The group was led by Assistant Professor David Pierce, who said USITT is the technical theater industry’s “largest and most respected conference.” Students attended sessions and workshops led by some of the industry’s leading professionals and talked with exhibitors about the latest innovations and services.

  • March 16, 2017
    Arts Chorale Raises NMU Visibility in Lower Michigan

    The NMU Arts Chorale returned from a successful spring break tour, with visits to high schools in the Grand Rapids and Detroit areas and performances at local churches. The NMU students sang for classes, listened to the schools’ vocal ensembles, fielded questions and shared their positive experiences at NMU. Erin Colwitz, director of choral activities, and Robert Engelhart, head of the Music Department, also delivered vocal instruction to the high school students.

  • March 16, 2017
    'Your Health' Talk Promotes Immunizations

    Vaccines are among the most effective ways to prevent serious disease at any age, but a number of misperceptions about immunizations have sparked a national debate. The next Your Health presentation at Northern Michigan University will address this issue. Dr. B. Keith English, chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, will present “Millions of Lives Saved: The Incredible Impact of Immunizations.” His talk begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • March 16, 2017
    NMU Celebrates World Languages Week

    Northern Michigan University has planned film screenings and other activities for its World Languages Week celebration March 20-24. All are free and open to the public.

  • March 16, 2017
    Open Forums Planned for Accreditation Site Visit

    NMU will host a team representing the Higher Learning Commission March 20-23 to review standards and criteria for accreditation. Open forums have been scheduled as follows on Tuesday, March 21, in the University Center: staff (excluding administrators), 11 a.m. to noon in the Charcoal Room; students, noon to 1 p.m. in the Cadillac/Brule Rooms, with pizza served; and faculty (excluding administrators), 4-5 p.m. in the Charcoal Room. For more information on this Comprehensive Quality Review, click here

  • March 16, 2017
    NMU Biology Seminar March 21

    The next NMU Biology Seminar is titled “The Dark Side of the Ecosystem Resource Subsidies.” Faculty candidate and lake fish biologist Brandon Gerig will focus on contaminant biotransport by Pacific salmon to the Great Lakes tributaries. His talk is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited.

  • March 15, 2017
    'Buck' Nystrom Gives Presentation at NMU

    Rose Bowl MVP and football coaching legend Carl "Buck" Nystrom will present "Thoughts and Stories on Leadership and Life" at Northern Michigan University. His talk begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in the University Center Brule Room. 

  • March 14, 2017
    English Department Hosts High School Writing Night

    The NMU English Department will mark St. Patrick's Day by hosting its inaugural Creative Writing Roundtables Night for area high school students. The event is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, in Jamrich Hall. Under the guidance of NMU student leaders, participants will explore workshops in poetry, short story, memoir and other writing genres. 

  • March 14, 2017
    MPA Earns Another 'Affordable' Accolade

    Best College Values has published its first ranking of the Top 10 Most Affordable Online Master's Degrees in Public Administration. NMU's program ranks ninth on the list.

  • March 14, 2017
    NCLL Hosts Jewelry-Making Workshop

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a “Jewelry Making with Copper Findings” workshop from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in 404A Cohodas Hall at Northern Michigan University.

  • March 14, 2017
    Seaborg Center Hosts Science Olympiad Saturday

    The Northern Michigan University Seaborg Center will mark its 30th anniversary hosting a Science Olympiad on Saturday, March 18. About 325 students from throughout the Upper Peninsula will compete in 46 events facilitated by more than 125 volunteers. The Science Olympiad runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the West Science and New Science Buildings, with an awards ceremony at about 4:30 p.m. in Jamrich 1100. 

  • March 10, 2017
    NMU Quiz Bowl Team Wins Pop Culture Tourney

    A Northern Michigan University Quiz Bowl team recently won the annual ACRONYM popular culture tournament in Minneapolis, Minn. The NMU “A” team finished with a 9-1 record, placing first among 20 quiz bowl teams from across the country. NMU student Paul Flaminio was the top individual scorer out of 81 players, averaging 100 points per game.

  • March 10, 2017
    NMU Jacobetti Complex Open House March 18

    Northern Michigan University will host a Career Exploration Open House at the Jacobetti Complex to showcase available career and technical education programs. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18. Participants can enter for a chance to win a $500 NMU scholarship, tour the learning labs and talk with faculty and current students.

  • March 10, 2017
    NMU Receives LSCP Distinguished Service Award

    The Lake Superior Community Partnership presented its business Distinguished Service Award to Northern Michigan University at the LSCP annual dinner March 9. Steve VandenAvond, vice president of Extended Learning and Community Engagement, is pictured with LSCP CEO Amy Clickner. In her Mining Journal column previewing the event, Clickner wrote: “It is hard to imagine Marquette County without this economic engine. NMU has been preparing our future workforce, attracting people to our area and giving back to the community in numerous ways since 1899. They are a strong supporter of economic development.”

  • March 10, 2017
    NMU Music Presents Guest Artist Series

    The Northern Michigan University Music Department will continue its Guest Artist Series with two upcoming performances in Reynolds Recital Hall. Marquette native and soprano Stephanie Beinlich will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15. Brian Carter will present a horn concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19. Admission is free to both events.

  • March 9, 2017
    Diversity Common Reader Sponsors Writing Competition

    The Northern Michigan University Diversity Common Reader committee is seeking creative works and essays exploring the complex issues presented in this year's selection, Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. Submissions can address citizenship, race, micro-aggression and other topics. The deadline is Friday, March 31.

  • March 9, 2017
    Pianist Performs at NMU

    Northern Michigan University's music department will host a piano concert by visiting artist Craig Randal Johnson at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • March 9, 2017
    NMU Grad Saluted by SKI Magazine

    An International Women's Day feature on the SKI Magazine website saluted NMU alumna Jeannie Thoren as one of six influential women who have helped shape the sport. The 1968 grad and 2014 NMU Distinguished Alumni Award recipient is credited with changing the way the downhill skiing industry thinks about female skiers. She developed the “Thoren Theory” as a method for improving women skiers' technique through modified equipment, then went on to operate the Jeannie Thoren Women's Ski Center in Vail, Colo. To see her profiled along with Lindsey Vonn, Suzy Chaffee and others, click here.          

  • March 8, 2017
    Laura Ling Presents 'Journey of Hope' at NMU

    Laura Ling, an award-winning journalist and TV/web host, will present “A Journey of Hope” at Northern Michigan University. Ling made international news in 2009, when she and a colleague were arrested and held captive in North Korea for 140 days after attempting to report on the trafficking of women from that country. She and her sister, Lisa, co-authored a book about the experience titled Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home. Her talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. It is free for NMU students and $2 for the general public.  

  • March 7, 2017
    Folk Music Workshops, Coffee House Concert March 11

    A Folk Music School Preview and a Coffee House Concert will take place Saturday, March 11, at Northern Michigan University to help promote the Folk Music School. It will entail free folk music workshops throughout the day for people of all ages. Each workshop will take place at the NMU University Center.

  • March 7, 2017
    Hilliard Presents Comedy Show at NMU

    Journalist-turned-comedian Chloé Hilliard will present a free comedy show from 8-9 p.m. Friday, March 17, in room 1100 of Jamrich Hall at Northern Michigan University.

  • March 7, 2017
    Writing Conference Incorporates U.P. Outdoor Adventures

    Registration is open for the inaugural “Fresh Water, Fresh Voices” writing conference in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The event will combine workshops led by accomplished authors with outdoor activities along the Lake Superior shore. Hosted by the English department at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, the conference is scheduled Thursday, July 20, through Sunday, July 23.

  • March 7, 2017
    NMU Presents Exercise Science Seminars

    Northern Michigan University's 2017 Exercise Science Seminar Series will be held each Monday through April 24. The first event on March 13 features a guest presentation titled "Brain in the Game: How Neurocognition Affects ACL Injuries." Mitch Stephenson, an NMU graduate and doctoral candidate at Iowa State University, will give the talk at 6:15 p.m. in room 109 of the Learning Resources Center. The public is invited.

  • March 7, 2017
    NCLL Tours NMU Olympic Training Site

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a tour of the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site on Wednesday, March 22. The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning in room 101B of the Superior Dome.

  • March 6, 2017
    'Learning to Walk Together' Pow Wow March 18

    The 24th annual “Learning to Walk Together” traditional pow wow at Northern Michigan University will be held on Saturday, March 18, in Vandament Arena. General admission is $5; NMU students are admitted free with ID. 

  • March 6, 2017
    NMU Receives Award for Internships at Local Companies

    Northern Michigan University has received a $14,000 award from the Michigan Corporate Relations Network to participate in the Small Company Internship Award (SCIA) Program. The program provides paid summer internships with local small businesses and organizations to qualifying university students. Businesses interested in participating have until 5 p.m. Friday, March 31 to apply and must be willing to interview and hire their interns by May 30. 

  • March 3, 2017
    Students' Art Gallery Requests Submissions for Juried Exhibit

    The Northern Michigan University Students’ Art Gallery is accepting submissions for an upcoming juried exhibition titled “Citizenship of the Body.” All media are welcome and pieces may be submitted for free through Thursday, March 23. Students’ works should reflect upon issues raised by the 2017 NMU Diversity Common Reader selection, Citizen: An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine. The book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in 21st century daily life and in the media. 

  • March 3, 2017
    NMU's Forest Roberts Theatre Hosts Battle of the Bands

    Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre is holding its first-ever Battle of the Bands. Auditions are being held on Saturday, March 18. To secure an audition time, email David Pierce, technical director and production manager, at davpierc@nmu.edu. Video submissions will also be accepted from bands unable to make the live audition. Battle of the Bands will be held on Saturday, April 22, with the winner receiving a cash prize to be determined.

  • March 3, 2017
    NCLL Hosts Photography Workshop

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a photography workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: March 22, April 26, May 24 and June 28. The class will meet in room 404A of Cohodas Hall at Northern Michigan University.

  • March 1, 2017
    NMU Students Offer Free Tax Help

    Northern Michigan University students are staffing a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site on campus.  VITA is a national program offering free basic income tax return preparation to individuals who make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking taxpayers. The students are IRS-certified and represent Beta Alpha Psi, NMU's accounting and finance professional organization. 

  • March 1, 2017
    NMU Plans Events Around 'Citizen: An American Lyric'

    Northern Michigan University has scheduled a semester-long series of presentations, film screenings, reading groups and creative responses to Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric, this year’s Diversity Common Reader Program selection. The book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in 21st century daily life and in the media. 

  • March 1, 2017
    Muslim Awareness Forum at NMU

    A Muslim Awareness Forum will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, March 3, in the Marquette Room of the University Center at Northern Michigan University. Presentations will address Muslim beliefs, practices and lifestyle and offer a comparison with other religions. Political Science Department Head Carter Wilson and History Department Head Keith Kendall will speak at the event. The public is invited.

  • February 28, 2017
    NMU Archives Presents History of U.P. Railroads

    The Central U.P. and Northern Michigan University Archives will host an evening of presentations about the region's railroad history. The “Tracks Across the U.P.” event begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the room 126 of NMU's Learning Resources Center.

  • February 24, 2017
    NMU Grad Offers HOPE for Homeless Scholars

    NMU alumnus Richard Clark is the executive director of housing, residential life and card services at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He is featured in a Q&A in Las Vegas Business Press for his efforts to develop the HOPE Scholars program, giving unaccompanied homeless youth an opportunity for higher education. Clark was a first-generation college student. He earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from NMU. He has been with UNLV since 2004. Read the feature here.

  • February 24, 2017
    NMU Arts Chorale Plans Lower Michigan Recruiting Trip

    The Northern Michigan University Arts Chorale will travel to Grand Rapids and Detroit for a recruitment trip from Thursday, March 2, through Tuesday, March 7. The group will meet with and sing for various high school choirs. It will also present a small concert at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew in Grand Rapids and host a reception afterward for students and NMU alumni. 

  • February 23, 2017
    Marijuana Law, Other Legal Issues Addressed

    The Northern Michigan University Student Law Forum will present "Suds, Buds and Barristers" on Wednesday, March 1, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. Practicing attorneys will address marijuana law and other legal questions from 7-9 p.m. in the community space upstairs. The event is free and open to the public.

  • February 22, 2017
    NMU Grad Joins Troy Law Firm

    Trevor Zamborsky, a 2007 NMU grad, has joined Secrest Wardle's Troy office as an associate, according to Detroit Legal News. Zamborsky is a member of the firm's motor vehicle litigation practice group. He focuses on first- and third-party automobile negligence claims. Zamborsky is member of the Young Lawyers Section of the Michigan State Bar Association and the Oakland County Bar Association. He also serves as a volunteer attorney at Common Ground in Oakland County.

  • February 22, 2017
    NCLL Offers Woodworkers' Rally

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host six woodworking sessions from 8 a.m. to noon Mondays from March 13-April 17 in room 137 of the NMU Jacobetti Complex.

  • February 22, 2017
    Vintage Ski Day at Marquette Mountain

    Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum will co-host a Vintage Ski Day on Sunday, March 5, at Marquette Mountain. Attendees are encouraged to bring old skis and ski clothing as they “go back in time” for the event.

  • February 21, 2017
    Credit Union Promotes NMU Alumnus

    NMU grad Josh Vissering has been promoted to vice president of finance by Honor Credit Union. According to a press release, the Michigamme native most recently served as asset/liability and investment manager. He has been with Honor since 1998, when he started as a co-op student in high school. Vissering also is an alumnus of the CUNA (Credit Union National Association) Management School. He lives in Negaunee.

  • February 21, 2017
    Science Olympiad at NMU

    The 2017 Science Olympiad sponsored by the Seaborg Center at Northern Michigan University will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, in NMU's West Science Building (inclement weather date March 18). Each year, about 325 students from throughout the Upper Peninsula compete in 46 events facilitated by more than 125 volunteers. This marks the 30th anniversary of the Science Olympiad at the Seaborg Center. 

  • February 21, 2017
    NMU Jazz Ensembles Perform

    The Northern Michigan University Jazz Band and Jazz Combo will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • February 21, 2017
    NMU Choirs Give Concert

    The Northern Michigan University Choir and Arts Chorale will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Reynolds Recital Hall.

  • 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.

  • February 14, 2017
    Beer and Wine Pairing Event at NMU

    Simply Superior NMU Catering and Events will partner with Gordon Food Service (GFS) to host a Wine and Beer Pairing Event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. Attendees will travel through food sampling stations that feature wine or local beer designed to enhance the flavor profile. NMU alumnus and singer/songwriter Michael Waite will provide musical entertainment.

  • February 14, 2017
    Joie De Vivre (Joy in Living) Project Completed

    In celebration of Valentine's Day, the French program at NMU posted selected entries submitted for its Project Joie De Vivre (The Joy in Living). Participants were asked to recall a moment of perfect happiness, recently or in the distant past. The results have been posted anonymously in the hope that the project "will give people pause, if not bring relief and joy, in times of frustration and anxiety." Read the 14 selected submissions here

  • February 14, 2017
    Open Skate Planned for NMU WinterFest

    Northern Michigan University's annual WinterFest Open Skate for NMU and community members will be held from 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Lakeview Arena. Skating is free. Rentals are $3, while supplies last. Concessions will be available and Double Trouble DJs will provide music. Skaters will also have the opportunity to have their picture taken with Wildcat Willy and meet NMU athletes who will be in attendance. See the full slate of WinterFest 2017 activities here.

  • February 13, 2017
    Students Explore Costa Rica Ecotourism

    Costa Rica’s biodiversity has made it a leader in global ecotourism. The country’s government also announced an ambitious vow to become the first carbon-neutral destination, according to the International Ecotourism Society. Ten NMU students recently experienced Costa Rica’s effort to develop a local economy while preserving the natural environment and local culture that attract many visitors. 

  • February 10, 2017
    Cartoonist Keith Knight Visits NMU

    Northern Michigan University’s Platform Personalities will host award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight. He is the creator of three popular comic strips: the Knight Life, (th)ink, and the K Chronicles. The presentation will be at 7:30 pm. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center. Attendance is free for NMU students with ID and $2 for the public.

  • February 10, 2017
    NMU Grad is NDSU Business Dean

    Northern Michigan University alumnus Scott Beaulier is in his first year as dean of the College of Business at North Dakota State University. An economist by training, Beaulier said he is one of the youngest in the nation to hold such a position. According to his website, he has “spent his career engaged in understanding and advocating for policies that foster dynamic, vibrant economies that best allow businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive.”

  • February 10, 2017
    NMU Hosts UP 200 Warming Tent

    Northern Michigan University's Alumni Association will again host a hospitality tent for the general public near the starting gate of the UP 200 sled dog race on Friday, Feb. 17. The heated tent will be open from 6-9 p.m. on the corner of Washington and Fourth Streets. Admission is free.

  • February 9, 2017
    Black History Month Presentations at NMU

    Carter Wilson, head of Northern Michigan University's Political Science Department, will present two public lectures as part of Black History Month. One will compare the impact of progressive and reactionary intellectual traditions on social inequity and racial oppression. The other will focus on race and the U.S. justice system.

  • February 9, 2017
    NMU Competes in Gift of Life Campus Challenge

    Northern Michigan University is among 14 state schools participating in the annual Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge, an organ and tissue donor drive competition. NMU students, alumni and other supporters can register to become an organ donor at www.giftoflifemichigan.org/go/nmu until Feb. 22. NMU was in second place in the real-time results as of Feb. 10.

  • February 9, 2017
    NCLL Presents Aging in Place Program

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a program titled “Aging in Place” from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Peter White Public Library’s Shiras Room.

  • February 8, 2017
    NMU Grad and Author Featured in Magazine

    Author Andrew Hilleman, who received his MFA from Northern, is featured in Interview magazine for his debut novel, World, Chase Me Down. The book revolves around historical figure Pat Crowe, who was the most wanted man in America in 1900. The out-of-work former butcher kidnapped the teenage son of Omaha’s wealthiest meatpacking tycoon for a ransom of $25,000 in gold. Crowe then “burgled, safe-cracked and bond-jumped his way across the country and beyond, inciting a manhunt and a showdown in the court of public opinion between the haves and have-nots—all the while plotting a return to the woman he never stopped loving.” To see the interview, click here. To read an excerpt the novel featured in Northern Magazine, click here.

  • February 7, 2017
    NMU Screens Royal Opera's 'La Traviata'

    Northern Michigan University will present a screening of the Royal Opera House's production of Verdi's most famous opera, La Traviata. The event will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free for NMU students with ID, $15 for adults and $5 for students under 18.

  • February 3, 2017
    NMU Alumna Presents 'Building a Career from Scratch'

    Joan Kimball, business development director at the Quebec Government Office in Chicago, will give a free public presentation titled “Building a Career from Scratch” at Northern Michigan University. The U.P. native and NMU graduate provides strategic business development and marketing expertise to more than 400 manufacturers and key industry association/government partners in Quebec.

     

  • February 2, 2017
    NMU Recruits Cancer Survivors for Exercise Study

    Northern Michigan University’s School of Health and Human Performance is recruiting cancer survivors 18-65 who are willing to participate in a 12-week exercise training study. NMU is collaborating with the Marquette YMCA on the project.

  • February 2, 2017
    Behavioral Methods in Law Enforcement Addressed

    Applications of behavioral methods and procedures in law enforcement will be the topic of the next Northern Michigan University psychology colloquium. Topics will include an analysis of physical skills training, maintenance and retention; officer behaviors associated with the unintentional discharge of firearms; and the broader implications of applying scientific methods and procedures in the profession.

  • February 2, 2017
    NMU Summer Employment Fair Feb. 8

    Northern Michigan University will host its 17th annual Summer Employment Fair from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the University Center. The Summer Employment Fair is an opportunity for companies and organizations to discuss summer jobs, internships and part-time jobs with NMU students and alumni.

  • February 2, 2017
    Art and Design Faculty Panel Feb. 10

    Northern Michigan University School of Art and Design faculty will participate in a panel discussion titled "On Practice: Art and Academia" on Friday, Feb. 10. The event will begin at 2 p.m. in room AD165. It is being held in conjunction with the faculty biennial exhibition on display through Feb. 19.

  • February 1, 2017
    NMU Announces Presidential Scholars Competition Winners

    Northern Michigan University has announced the results of its Presidential Scholars Competition. NMU annually invites academically talented high school seniors to compete for the Harden Scholarship, which covers full tuition, room and board; and the Presidential Scholarship, which covers full tuition. Both are awarded over eight consecutive semesters.

  • February 1, 2017
    NCLL Offers Italian Dinner

    EDITORS: Please note the Feb. 9 registration deadline.

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host its “Journey through Italy” ethnic dinner from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Complex.

  • January 31, 2017
    Science on Tap Event Explores Evolution of Human Sexuality

    Northern Michigan University Biology Professor Brent Graves will present "Evolution of Human Sexuality: Forget Freud, Ask Darwin" for the next Science on Tap event. His talk is scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. The event is free and open to the public. 

  • January 31, 2017
    Campus Closeup: Stephanie Zadroga-Langlois

    Stephanie Zadroga-Langlois was recently appointed the new director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Northern Michigan University. Her role is to cultivate partnerships with business and industry throughout the Upper Peninsula and oversee a variety of skilled and professional training programs that can be customized to specific needs.

  • January 31, 2017
    Scholarship Application System Opens Soon

    More than 300 donor-funded scholarships are available at NMU through the generous financial support of alumni, faculty/staff and friends of the university. The application system will be open Friday, Feb. 17, through Wednesday, March 1. This represents a change from the initial dates announced last semester.

  • January 30, 2017
    Beaumier Coffee House Series Concert Feb. 4

    Traditional blues trio Harp, Hart and Bones and the "folk revival" duo Bedrooms and Basements will perform at the next Beaumier Coffee House Series concert at Northern Michigan University. The performance will take place from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Peter White Lounge of the University Center.

  • January 30, 2017
    NMU Colloquium Addresses Sexual Assault

    The next psychology department colloquium at Northern Michigan University will address "Sexual Assault in Context: Implications for Research and Practice." Alan McEvoy, NMU sociology and anthropology department head, will give the presentation at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited.

  • January 27, 2017
    NMU-Connected Coauthors Present Han Biography

    NMU professor emeritus and historian Russell Magnaghi describes the late Tsu-Ming Han as a “brilliant scientist who helped to save the economy of central Marquette County.” Han fled China in the late 1940s, just before the Communist takeover, and immigrated to the United States to complete graduate studies in geology. He later was instrumental in developing lower-grade iron ore refinement processes and pelletization for Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company. Magnaghi and NMU alumnus James Shefchick will present their new biography on Han to his widow and three children on Saturday, Feb. 4. The brief public program and book signing begins at 11 a.m. at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee.

  • January 27, 2017
    Diversity Common Reader Program Underway

    Author Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric is the 2017 Diversity Common Reader selection at NMU. Her book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in 21st century daily life and in the media. Free copies were distributed to students and faculty discussion leaders at a recent event. Related programming around the selection aims to foster discussion on how different forms of racism and oppression interact, overlap and are experienced.

  • January 26, 2017
    NMU French Club Seeks Submissions for 'Joy in Living' Project

    The Northern Michigan University French Club is requesting entries for its Project Joie De Vivre (The Joy in Living Project). Participants are asked to recall a moment of perfect happiness, recently or in the distant past, and post it to http://www.nmu.edu/modernlanguages/joie-de-vivre by filling in the required categories. On Valentine’s Day, entries from across the Upper Peninsula will be posted anonymously on the website in the hope that the project will give people pause, if not bring relief and joy, in times of frustration and anxiety.

  • January 25, 2017
    Your Health Presentation Focuses on Community Health

    The next Your Health lecture at Northern Michigan University will be titled “Making a Difference: The Pursuit of Health and Well-Being in Your Community.” Joan Ilardo of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine will present this free talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Reynolds Recital Hall.

  • January 25, 2017
    Student Group Purchases AED in Support of Classmate

    The NMU Surgical Technology student organization raised funds to purchase an AED that was installed outside the departmental lab in West Science this week. The students were motivated to take action because of their classmate, Kelin Baar of Greenville. The former athlete was diagnosed in 2008 with an enlarged heart, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. When she appeared ill in a class last semester, instructor Richard Lopez and fellow students learned of her condition and realized there was no AED close by if someone in her situation ever needed it. So they set out to change that.

  • January 24, 2017
    Workplace Motivation Topic of NMU Seminar

    Northern Michigan University’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development office will host its second annual Learning to Lead Seminar on Friday, Feb. 17. The focus of this year’s event is motivation in the workplace.

  • January 24, 2017
    Zero-Waste Challenge at NMU-MTU Games

    A Zero-Waste Challenge will take place during the Northern Michigan University women’s and men’s home basketball games against Michigan Tech on Monday, Jan. 30. The goal is to compost or recycle all trash generated at the event so that the items avoid the landfill. The women’s game begins at 6 p.m. and the men tip off at 8 p.m. at the Berry Events Center.

  • January 24, 2017
    NMU Grad Appointed to Finlandia Post

    NMU psychology alumna and Ironwood native Alyson DeLandsheer is the new coordinator of university relations at Finlandia University. According to a press release, she is the primary contact for Human Resources and anything related to the Jutila Center, a business incubator off the main campus that was formerly a hospital. DeLandsheer and her husband, also a U.P. native, spent several years in Colorado before returning to the region. 

  • January 23, 2017
    Digneit Named NMU Director of Theater

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre announces that alumnus Bill Digneit has been named the new director of theater. He will start his new role after the current academic year. Digneit said he would like to increase the program’s visibility throughout the region, establish stronger relationships with other theater programs and expose students to opportunities in the entertainment field outside of traditional theater.

  • January 20, 2017
    Interior Department Profiles NMU Grad Student

    An NMU biology graduate student is profiled in an online feature titled “15 Amazing Jobs at the Interior Department.” Fish biologist is one of the occupations on the list and the employee selected to represent that position is Matt Symbal of Marquette, who works with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s sea lamprey control program. He previously earned a bachelor’s degree from Northern and now balances grad studies with his full-time job at the Marquette Biological Station.

  • January 20, 2017
    NMU Alumna Committed to Rural Health Care

    NMU alumna Cara Crawford-Bartle has demonstrated a commitment to providing quality healthcare in underserved rural areas, much like her hometown of West Branch. She completed her undergraduate degree as part of MedStart, a selective program that guarantees admission to the Wayne State University School of Medicine. At WSU, Crawford-Bartle is a National Health Service Corps Scholar. She also has engaged with the local community through her work with a student-run free clinic, a medicine and political action program and ROCK (Raising our Community’s Knowledge), a group she helped coordinate. To see the full feature story on her posted by WSU’s Michigan Area Health Education Center, click here.

  • January 20, 2017
    Public TV 13 Offers 24/7 Children's Services

    Public TV 13 has launched new 24/7 children’s services, including a new WNMU PBS KIDS channel and a live stream on digital platforms. The effort is the station's latest initiative to support early learning in the region. WNMU-TV now broadcasts PBS KIDS shows 24 hours a day on Channel 13.2, available via antenna, on Charter Spectrum Cable channel 199, and on other community cable systems throughout the Upper Peninsula. 

  • January 20, 2017
    NMU's Forest Roberts Theatre Presents Fringe Festival

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is presenting its second annual Fringe Festival Jan. 26–Feb. 4 in the Panowski Black Box Theatre. Four different theatrical pieces performed, produced and directed by the students in the theater and entertainment arts program will alternate every evening. The Fringe Festival will feature Proof, Painted Rain, The Myths and Bricks Project and In a Mason Jar.

  • January 20, 2017
    NCLL Offers Estate Planning Workshop

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a workshop on estate planning designed to help participants keep their businesses and camps in the family. It is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 702 Chippewa Square in the Community Room.

  • January 20, 2017
    NCLL Hosts Snowshoe Hike

    Editors: Please note the Feb. 3 registration deadline.

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a snowshoe hike on the Vielmetti-Peters Conservation Reserve from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. Reserve owner Kathy Peters will lead the hike on the 123-acre reserve.

  • January 19, 2017
    Bell Named Sundance Institute Fellow

    The Sundance Institute’s Native Program, which supports indigenous filmmakers, has selected NMU student Kayla Bell as one of its Full Circle Fellows. She will fly to Utah on Sunday to enjoy an immersive experience at the annual Sundance Film Festival. Bell will attend screenings, participate in guided film discussions and workshops and network with leaders of the indigenous film community at receptions.

  • January 19, 2017
    NMU Group Returns from New Zealand

    Thirteen NMU students spent part of winter break in New Zealand on a Superior Edge International Service trip. They completed a variety of community service projects in different locations, logging hours toward the citizenship edge. They also explored the Maori culture, earning additional hours toward the diversity edge.

  • January 19, 2017
    Invent@NMU Helps with New Cheese Lights

    Some Packer fans may be decorating with a new product for their playoff viewing parties this weekend. One of Invent@NMU's latest projects was assisting two local entrepreneurs in developing their idea of The Original Cheese Lights, a string of cheese wedge novelty lights for indoor and outdoor use.

  • January 17, 2017
    WWI Exhibitions Open Feb. 1

    The grand opening of  “World War I Remembered" exhibitions at Northern Michigan University's Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the Marquette Regional History Center will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Coordinated receptions are planned from 5-7 p.m. at the Beaumier Center and 6-8 p.m. at the MRHC. Coffee and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Admission is free.

  • January 13, 2017
    NMU Alumni Named State Winners in Samsung Contest

    Two NMU alumni teachers—Becky Simmons of Marquette and Yuriy Drubinskiy of Garden City, Kan.—each received $25,000 technology packages for their schools as state winners in the Samsung “Solve for Tomorrow” competition. They and other state champions will vie to become national finalists and ideally advance toward the top prize of a $150,000 technology grant.

  • January 12, 2017
    Hiawatha Student Chapter Co-Hosts Concert

    The Evan and Tom Leahy Band will open the 2017 Warm Up Wednesday concert series co-sponsored by the Hiawatha Music Co-op and the NMU student chapter. The father-son duo will play Irish and American folk and bluegrass tunes at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. Free pizza is included with admission, which is $5 for HMC members and $7 for non-members.  

  • January 11, 2017
    UP-AHEC Receives Continuation Funding

    The Upper Peninsula Area Health Education Center (UP-AHEC) at NMU has received continuation funding of nearly $185,500 to implement program goals in all 15 U.P. counties. The regional center is part of the broader Michigan AHEC coordinated by Wayne State University, which is designed to improve access to primary care for all state residents. Through recruitment and retention initiatives, as well as special clinical education programs, MI-AHEC seeks to expose disadvantaged students to health care opportunities, expand the number of underrepresented minorities in the health professions, and encourage students and health professionals to work in medically underserved areas. 

  • January 9, 2017
    Science on Tap Talk Explores Beaver Island History

    The next Science on Tap presentation is titled "Pirates, Pearlware and Pipes: Using Archaeology to Peer into Beaver Island's Past." Northern Michigan University professor Scott Demel will discuss some of the discoveries he and NMU students have made during summer archaeological field schools on the Lake Michigan island. The talk begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the upstairs community space at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. It is free and hosted by NMU’s chapter of Sigma XI-The Scientific Research Society.

  • January 6, 2017
    NMU Receives Jump Start Funding

    Northern Michigan University received a $50,000 award to fund the sixth year of its Jump Start Program, under the direction of Shirley Brozzo in the Multicultural Education and Resource Center. Jump Start is a King Chavez Parks initiative of the State of Michigan. It is designed to improve retention rates of academically and economically disadvantaged students through academic and career workshops and networking opportunities.

  • January 4, 2017
    Cianciolo Named GSA Fellow

    NMU Social Work Professor Patricia Cianciolo was awarded Fellow status through the behavioral and social sciences section of the Gerontological Society of America. GSA fellowship is the highest class of membership and acknowledges outstanding and continuing work in the field of gerontology. Cianciolo recently received the award at the society’s 69th annual scientific meeting in New Orleans.

  • December 23, 2016
    NMU Grad's Photography Highlighted

    Julian Bunker, who studied photography at Northern, has shot scenic landscapes across the country during breaks from his electrician projects. But he told MyNorth.com that his favorite subject is closer to home: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. MyNorth featured an article on Bunker and some of his winter photos of the site here. To see a more expansive collection of Bunker's landscape and wildlife shots from Michigan and beyond, visit his website here.

  • December 20, 2016
    Bruce Crossing Native's Bequest Funds NMU Scholarships

    An Upper Peninsula native and Northern Michigan University graduate has made a bequest of nearly $1 million to her alma mater. Olive (Kuehnl) Sain passed away at age 98 in Marquette. She was raised in Bruce Crossing and graduated from Ewen High School. The Olive Ann Kuehnl Sain Scholarship Fund will provide financial support for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at NMU. Priority will be given to graduates of Ewen-Trout Creek High School and preference to students with majors in health-related fields. 

  • December 20, 2016
    Three NMU Board Appointments Announced

    Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Lisa Fittante of Kingsford, Alexis Hart of Royal Oak and James Haveman of Grand Haven to the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees. The eight-member board is the governing body of the university.

  • December 15, 2016
    NMU Art and Design Partners with Romanian School

    Northern Michigan University’s School of Art and Design has established a bilateral partnership with the University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca in Romania. The agreement includes student and faculty exchanges, beginning with the winter semester. Other objectives include collaborations with art institutions worldwide and enhanced international visibility for NMU.

  • December 12, 2016
    NMU Offers New Medicinal Plant Chemistry Degree

    Northern Michigan University will offer a new medicinal plant chemistry program, beginning with the fall 2017 semester. It is the only four-year degree of its kind to combine experimental horticulture and advanced analytical chemistry with an optional entrepreneurial track. The program is designed to prepare students for success in emerging industries related to medicinal plant production, analysis and distribution.

  • December 12, 2016
    Kakas, Students Build Indonesia's First Soda Kiln

    Northern Michigan University ceramics professor Brian Kakas, who was honored this month with an NMU Excellence in Teaching Award, recently led NMU students to Bali. They used sustainable materials to build Indonesia’s first soda kiln and worked alongside the world’s leading expert in the soda-firing technique. The students also tested different clay formulations and completed test firings of their own pieces to determine variances in the process.

  • December 12, 2016
    Sustainability Extends to Costuming

    The upcoming production of Scrooge, like most Northern Michigan University shows in recent years, will feature costumes made from repurposed fabric and other items. Apron pockets are cut from a holiday blanket. Petticoats are made from a wedding dress. Collar and cuff trim once graced pillows and bedspreads. In an effort to be more sustainable and cost-conscious, Professor Shelley Russell has adopted a “do more with less” approach to costume design.

  • December 9, 2016
    NMU Board Review

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees approved a new medicinal plant chemistry bachelor’s degree that will be implemented in fall 2017. Trustees also discussed the following budget reinvestments: $200,000 for the fund supporting contingent/adjunct instructors and teaching overloads; $50,000 for student travel; and $50,000 for academic support funding.

  • December 7, 2016
    NMU Student Commencement Speaker, Soloist Announced

    Andre Stringer of Detroit will be the student speaker at Northern Michigan University’s mid-year commencement on Saturday, Dec. 10. Kyle Hantz of Marquette 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.

  • December 7, 2016
    Reinhardt is Students' Choice for Commencement Speaker

    A new recognition program will debut at Northern Michigan University’s mid-year commencement on Saturday, Dec. 10. The Students’ Choice Award is presented to a faculty or staff member nominated by graduating students to serve as the keynote speaker at the ceremony. The first recipient is Martin Reinhardt, a professor in the Center for Native American Studies.

  • December 6, 2016
    NMU Faculty Awards Presented

    Six Northern Michigan University faculty members were recognized at the annual Celebration of Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship. Recipients and their awards were: Christi Edge of Education and Brian Kakas of Art and Design, Excellence in Teaching; Neil Cumberlidge and Kurt Galbreath, both of Biology, Excellence in Scholarship; Mounia Ziat of Psychology, Technology Innovation; and Dwight Brady of Communication and Performance Studies, Academic Service Learning.

  • December 5, 2016
    Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center Celebrates 10 Years

    The Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will host a 10th anniversary celebration from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at its gallery in Gries Hall. The event will feature live music, appetizers, refreshments and cake. Admission is free.

  • December 1, 2016
    NMU Automotive Tech Program Ranked

    Northern Michigan University has the 20th best automotive technology program in the nation among four-year schools, according to the 2016-2017 rankings released by AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org.

  • November 30, 2016
    'Scrooge' Performed at NMU

    Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre will re-establish its tradition of performing "Scrooge" before the holidays. The musical is based on the Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol." The cast is composed of NMU students, faculty and staff, along with community members. The story follows a bitter old man's discovery of the true meaning of Christmas.

  • November 30, 2016
    NCLL Presents Winter Driving Survival Workshop

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present a winter driving survival workshop with tips on what items to keep in a vehicle and how to stay safe if a car breaks down or gets stuck.

  • November 29, 2016
    Secreast, Wylde Flowers Perform

    Singer-songwriter Joe Secreast and the duo Wylde Flowers will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the Panowski Black Box Theatre at Northern Michigan University. This Beaumier Coffee House concert is co-sponsored by the Hiawatha Music Co-op and the Marquette Regional History Center.

  • November 28, 2016
    NMU Grad and Legendary Sports Broadcaster Dies

    NMU alumnus Bob Chase, a longtime radio broadcaster for the Fort Wayne Komets of the East Coast Hockey League and mentor to NHL play-by-play announcer Mike "Doc" Emrick, died early Thursday. He was 90. Chase was born Robert Wallenstein in Negaunee, grew up in Marquette and graduated from NMU in 1952. He called Fort Wayne games for 63 seasons on WOWO-AM. Chase received numerous awards, including the prestigious Lester Patrick Award for outstanding service to hockey in the United States. He was inducted into both the Indiana Sportswriters and Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame. Read a tribute here.

  • November 28, 2016
    'Art of Peace' Talk Tuesday

    Oneida Faithkeeper Robert Brown will give a presentation about "The Art of Peace" exhibit by Six Nations (Mohawk) artist Elizabeth Doxtater that is on display at NMU's DeVos Art Museum. His talk is scheduled at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the museum.

  • November 28, 2016
    'Yooper Night at the Joe' Dec 9

    The Alumni Associations of Northern Michigan University, Michigan Tech, Lake Superior State and Finlandia are hosting “Yooper Night at the Joe” on Friday, Dec. 9. The event will commemorate the farewell season at Joe Louis Arena. Alumni and friends are invited to a free pre-game reception at the Delux Lounge at 5 p.m. before watching the Red Wings play the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7:30. Alumni Association tickets for the event are sold out, but individual game tickets may be purchased by calling Jenna, NMU’s Red Wings ticket representative, at 313-471-7408. 

  • November 28, 2016
    NMU Presents Holiday Collage Concert

    The Northern Michigan University Music Department will present a Holiday Collage Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in Reynolds Recital Hall. This non-stop musical event features the NMU band, choirs, orchestra and a variety of solos and ensembles. It will be performed in two acts without applause between selections. 

  • November 23, 2016
    NMU Participates in Rock the Socks Campaign

    Northern Michigan University Athletics will participate in the annual Rock the Socks campaign coordinated by Marquette Alternative High School (MAHS). Fans are encouraged to bring new infant, youth or adult socks to the Dec. 9 hockey game between the Wildcats and Alabama-Huntsville. K-12 students can get into the game free by donating a pair of socks. MAHS has also placed collection boxes at the NMU Athletics office, Marquette County high schools and other locations.

  • November 18, 2016
    NMU Named Military Friendly School

    Northern Michigan University has been named a 2017 Military Friendly School by Victory Media. This is NMU’s eighth consecutive appearance on the list. The designation honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are “doing the most to embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom after graduation.”

  • November 18, 2016
    Beaumier Center Receives Grant for WWI Commemoration

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University has received a $15,000 Michigan Humanities Council grant for a multi-faceted commemoration titled “World War I Remembered.” It will consist of dozens of public programs and exhibitions connected to the history of WWI and Upper Peninsula communities. 

  • November 18, 2016
    NMU 'Lighting Up the Holidays' Nov. 30

    Northern Michigan University will host its 29th annual Lighting Up the Holidays, a free kickoff to the season for families from NMU and the Marquette community, on Wednesday, Nov. 30. It runs from 5-8 p.m. in the Peter White Lounge of the University Center.

  • November 17, 2016
    University Center Renovation Update

    NMU has begun the design process for an estimated $17.5 million renovation of the University Center. An architect has been hired and a 16-member advisory committee with broad campus representation is being established. 

  • November 16, 2016
    NMU Construction Students Gain Practical Insight from Housing Project

    Northern Michigan University’s construction management program is benefitting from rare learning and internship opportunities associated with the new housing complex being built on campus. The university, private developer, contractor and architectural firm all signed a collaborative educational agreement that gives students access to a “living laboratory” for the duration of the two-year project.

  • November 16, 2016
    Personal Ties Play Role in International Recruiting

    President Fritz Erickson has recently said efforts to increase international enrollment include “building off relationships so many of us have with individual countries.” He mentioned NMU Board of Trustees Chair Sook Wilkinson’s ties to South Korea. He also referenced faculty serving as “country specialists” who research enrollment potential and lead recruiting trips. A recent example was a trip by professor Madison Ngafeeson from the College of Business and biology major/pre-med student Rebecca Nyinawabeza to their home countries of Cameroon and Rwanda, respectively.

  • November 15, 2016
    NMU Profs Join Mackinac Center Board of Scholars

    The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has added two Northern Michigan University economics department faculty members to its Board of Scholars, according to a press release. Tawni Ferrarini and Hugo Eyzaguirre join other academic and business leaders who "support and contribute to the center’s mission of improving the quality of life in Michigan through high-quality, public policy research that promotes the benefits of free markets, limited government and the rule of law."

  • November 15, 2016
    Kronk Gives Presentation at National Conference

    David Kronk, contingent Instructor iin NMU's outdoor recreation, leadership and management program, recently presented "How to Develop an After-School Junior Naturalist Program" at the annual conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). About 1,200 educators attended the conference in Madison, Wis. 

  • November 15, 2016
    NCLL Hosts Tango Workshop

    Editors: Please note the Nov. 28 registration deadline.

    he Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a tango workshop on the correct hold and body position, along with basic steps that will form a dance routine. The workshop will be held from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5,  at the Dance Zone at the corner of College Avenue and Lincoln Street.  

  • November 14, 2016
    NMU Launches Educational Access Initiative

    Northern Michigan University is bridging the digital divide that continues to exist in the Upper Peninsula and beyond, where rural households either lack broadband entirely or the minimal speeds required for educational use. NMU’s Educational Access Network (EAN) merges the broadband coverage and speed of the university’s revolutionary LTE system with a growing array of courses for professional and personal development. NMU is also working with the region’s K-12 school districts and colleges to deliver broadband to students and their families.

  • November 14, 2016
    Psychology Grad Students Present Research

    NMU students in a graduate-level psychology course will present their research on a variety of topics at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in the first-floor atrium of the New Science Facility. Topics include E-cigarettes, managing behavior in the classroom, treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder, stress in student athletes and receptor pharmacology of Gabapentin.

  • November 14, 2016
    Jazz Concert Thursday

    Northern Michigan University's music department will present its final jazz concert of the fall semester at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at Reynolds Recital Hall. The concert will feature the NMU Jazz Band, NMU Jazz Combo and the NMU Jazz Workshop Combo. 

  • November 13, 2016
    Thompson Named to National Position

    Northern Michigan University professor Jessica Thompson was inducted Nov. 12 as president of the Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association. The ceremony took place at the NCA national convention in Philadelphia, Pa.

  • November 11, 2016
    'Communicating Climate Change' Talk at NMU

    The Northern Climate Network will host a presentation by NMU professor Jes Thompson titled “Communicating Climate Change” at noon Friday, Nov. 18. in 1320 Jamrich Hall. 

  • November 9, 2016
    NMU Political Science Hosts Post-Election Panel

    Northern Michigan University's political science department will sponsor a post-presidential election panel on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The event runs from 5-6:30 p.m. in 1318 Jamrich. The public is invited.

  • November 9, 2016
    NMU Prof Co-Authors TPP Lesson Plan

    Tawni Ferrarini, Sam M. Cohodas Professor of Economics at NMU, coauthored a lesson plan related to one of the contentious issues of the recent presidential campaign: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The piece explained why economists disagree with the special interest argument presented by the presidential candidates. 

  • November 8, 2016
    NMU Hiawatha Chapter Presents Third Thursday Jam Sessions

    The Northern Michigan University student chapter of the Hiawatha Music Co-op will host a free “Third Thursday Jam Session” every month for the remainder of the academic year. The first event on Nov. 17 will feature the Yooper Uke Club. It runs from 5:30-7 p.m. at NMU’s Beaumier Heritage Center, located at the corner of Seventh Street and Lee Drive. Members of the public are invited to bring any acoustic instruments and jam with the group. 

  • November 8, 2016
    English Prof Discusses Walking in Literature

    Northern Michigan University professor Amy Hamilton will present an English Faculty Research Colloquium titled “Peregrinations: Walking in American Literature.” This is the tentative title of her second book, which explores the trope of walking in American texts from a cross-cultural perspective. Hamilton demonstrates how representations of walking allow writers to engage with a wide array of histories, stories and traditions.

  • November 8, 2016
    NCLL Offers Program on Mining Industry

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a program titled “Michigan Iron Mining: Past, Present and Future” from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee. Museum historians will give a brief introduction and answer questions before participants embark on a self-guided tour. Refreshments will be served. 

  • November 8, 2016
    Beach Fossils to Perform at NMU

    The indie rock band Beach Fossils will perform at Northern Michigan University on Saturday, Nov. 12. The concert is scheduled from 6:30-10 p.m. in the Explorer Room of the University Center. The concert will also feature Varsity and Matt Langlais. Admission is free for NMU students and $5 for the general public.

  • November 8, 2016
    Italian Immigration Topic of Archives Event

    The Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives will present "The Italian Experience: Early 20th Century Italian Immigration in Marquette County." This Evening at the Archives event begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the lower level of the NMU Learning Resources Center. 

  • November 7, 2016
    Journalist Addresses Violence Against Women

    Lois Raimondo, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for investigative reporting, will present "Fractured Spaces: A Journalist's Account of Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Violence Against Women." Her talk is scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in 1100 Jamrich Hall at Northern Michigan University. 

  • November 7, 2016
    Progressive Dementia Presentation at NMU

    Amanda Johnson, a board-certified neuropsychologist at UP Health System-Marquette, will present "Case Studies in Progressive Dementia" as part of the Northern Michigan University Psychology Colloquium Series. Her talk is scheduled at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in 1318 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited.

  • November 4, 2016
    Science on Tap Talk Focuses on Parasites

    Northern Michigan University biology professor Kurt Galbreath will present "Parasites: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" as part of the continuing Science on Tap series. The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. Admission is free.

  • November 4, 2016
    Royal Ballet 'Giselle' Screened at NMU

    The Northern Michigan University music department will present a screening of the Royal Ballet production of Giselle. The event begins at 5 p.m. Sunday Nov. 13, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. 

  • November 4, 2016
    'U.P. Ghost Town' Panel Discussion Thursday

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host a round-table discussion on boom and ghost towns in the Upper Peninsula and beyond on Thursday, Nov. 10. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the center, located at the corner of Seventh Street and Lee Drive on the Northern Michigan University campus. It is free and open to the public.

  • November 2, 2016
    NMU Reflects on Late Football Coach's Legacy

    Former Northern Michigan University head coach Gil Krueger, who guided the Wildcats to the 1975 NCAA Division II Football Championship, passed away Oct. 30. He was 87 and a resident of Walnut Creek, Calif. Krueger coached at NMU from 1974-77. His achievements included 1975 NCAA II Coach of the Year, a school-record 10 regular-season wins and an 18-game winning streak that remains the longest in program history. He also coached eight All-Americans.

  • November 1, 2016
    NMU Physics Club Visits Mackinac Bridge Authority

    The Northern Michigan University Physics Club recently visited the Mackinac Bridge Authority. An engineer gave a presentation on why and how the structure was built, how it is maintained and improved each year and special projects involving the bridge. Two students were selected in a random drawing to be accompanied to the top of the south tower, which extends 300 feet above the roadway. The remaining seven students were brought to the north anchor pier and taken 200 feet below the bridge to see how the main suspension cables are anchored to the ground.

  • November 1, 2016
    Movies' Impact on Teen Smoking Explored

    The U.S. Surgeon General concluded in 2012 that watching actors smoke cigarettes in movies causes young teens to try smoking. The next Northern Michigan University psychology colloquium will focus on the larger social context of the tobacco epidemic and the scientific methods and evidence that led to the Surgeon General's conclusion.

  • November 1, 2016
    Alumni Awards Nominations Accepted

    The NMU Alumni Association encourages faculty and staff members to nominate graduates who exemplify the Wildcat spirit through their professional and personal lives. There are five annual award categories and recipients are honored at Homecoming. The nomination deadline is Dec. 31.

  • October 31, 2016
    'Your Health' Talk Addresses Diabetes, Obesity

    The next Your Health presentation at Northern Michigan University is titled "Diabesity: The Unabated Epidemic of Diabetes and Obesity." The featured presenter is Dr. Saleh Aldasouqi, chief of the endocrinology division at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in NMU's Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • October 28, 2016
    Construction Firm Supports NMU Program

    Northern Michigan University's construction management program received a $3,000 donation from Mortenson Company, a global construction and real estate development firm. Alumnus Jon Nehls presented the check. He directs Mortenson's Wisconsin operations and said the company routinely recruits from NMU.

  • October 28, 2016
    Beaumier Coffee House Series Concert Nov. 5

    The Travis Swanson Trio and the Who Dat? Brass Band will perform at the next Beaumier Coffee House Series concert on Saturday, Nov. 5. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Panowski Black Box Theatre in the McClintock Building. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $1 for students.

  • October 28, 2016
    'Fast Food Nation' Author Gives Talk at NMU

    Author and investigative journalist Eric Schlosser will present “Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal” at Northern Michigan University. His talk begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free for NMU students with ID and $2 for the general public.

  • October 27, 2016
    NMU Regional Police Academy Meeting Nov. 30

    The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will host a mandatory meeting for those interested in attending the next academy. It is scheduled at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in room 132 of the NMU Jacobetti Complex. 

  • October 26, 2016
    Woodland Sky Dance Company to Perform at NMU

    Northern Michigan University's Center for Native American Studies will present a free performance by the Woodland Sky Dance Company on Friday, Nov. 18. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall. It is part of NMU's Native American Heritage Month celebration taking place in November. 

  • October 26, 2016
    NMU Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

    Northern Michigan University's Center for Native American Studies will honor Native American Heritage Month with several activities in November. All are free unless otherwise indicated.

  • October 25, 2016
    SLFP Recognized for Volunteer Service

    The Student Leader Fellowship Program (SLFP) at Northern Michigan University received the 2016  U.P. Service Award in the volunteer program category from the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development. The award was presented at the recent U.P. Non-Profit Conference held on campus. SLFP was recognized "for mobilizing people and resources to deliver creative solutions to community needs.”

  • October 25, 2016
    Hebert Honored for Leader Dogs Fundraiser

    John Hebert, NMU alumnus and vice president of the NMU Foundation Board of Trustees, will receive the Edmund T. Ahee Jewel Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser from the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Detroit Chapter. Crain's Detroit Business reports that Hebert helped Leader Dogs for the Blind, which he serves as board chair, raise $14.5 million for a new canine development center. 

  • October 25, 2016
    Free Quilting Talks, Workshop Planned

    Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum will host a discussion and workshop titled “Quilting Then and Now: Giveaways, Swaps and Conversations.” It is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Admission is free.

  • October 25, 2016
    First Nations Food Taster Nov. 4

    The 16th annual First Nations Food Taster at Northern Michigan University will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Jacobetti Complex. Many of the menu items are inspired by the Decolonizing Diet Project, which celebrates Great Lakes indigenous foods and ingredients. Returning menu items include bison stew, three sisters’ casserole, pumpkin corn bread and sun butter cookies. New menu items include turkey stir-fry and mint wild rice salad.

  • October 25, 2016
    NMU Recognized for Online Education

    Northern Michigan University is the top Upper Peninsula school in the 2016-17 “Best Online Colleges in Michigan” ranking released by affordablecollegesonline.org. NMU is 10th among all state public and private institutions on the list.

  • October 25, 2016
    Army Rock Trio Performs at NMU

    Dash Ten, the only original rock band backed by a branch of the military, will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Northern Michigan University's Reynolds Recital Hall. The U.S. Army trio was started by  Sgt. Corrin Campbell, originally of Duluth, Minn., and includes Staff Sgts. Peter Greenberg and Steve Ebert.

  • October 24, 2016
    Free Drum Clinic at NMU Sunday

    Northern Michigan University's Music Department will host a free drum set clinic with Scott Pellegrom, an NMU alumnus and former finalist in Guitar Center's National Drum-Off Competition. The clinic is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, in Reynolds Recital Hall. It is open to the public. 

  • October 24, 2016
    NCLL Offers North Country Scenic Trail Hike

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will hike a portion of the North Country Scenic Trail from Kawbawgam Pocket Park to Lake LaVasseur on Tuesday, Nov. 1. 

  • October 24, 2016
    NCLL Hosts Talk on the Gordo Site

    A court-ordered drawdown of the Deer Lake Basin provided an opportunity to complete an archaeological survey of its shores, which led to the discovery of a late Paleo-Indian site. The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation on what became known as the Gordo Site and provide a glimpse into this previously unknown time period in the Upper Peninsula.

  • October 21, 2016
    Cancer Immunotherapy Talks at NMU

    Don Shaffer, a Northern Michigan university alumnus and senior scientist at Jounce Therapeutics, will present "Immunotherapy: A new hope for long-term cancer regression." His talk is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in 2904 West Science. Shaffer will also present "Engineering CARs for Cancer Immunotherapy" at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in NMU's Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. Both are free and open to the public. 

  • October 20, 2016
    Harkness Joins K2 Sports

    NMU graduate Adam Harkness has joined K2 Sports in Seattle as digital and social media strategist to oversee the brand’s online presence. K2 Sports operates an international portfolio of 14 brands and more than 40 consumer product categories. These include ski equipment, snowboards, snowshoes, in-line skates, apparel and accessories. 

  • October 20, 2016
    Coldwell Banker Schmidt Supports Cat Packs

    he Northern Michigan University Cat Packs program received a $500 donation from Coldwell Banker Schmidt Marquette at a recent fundraiser. NMU Cat Packs volunteers assemble weekend meals for North Star Academy students from financially challenged families. The packs are distributed to about 70 students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.

  • October 20, 2016
    Alumnus and Health Care Security Expert Profiled

    Thomas A. Smith has applied his NMU bachelor's degree to a career in health care security. He is a recognized expert in the field and was recently interviewed for a story titled "Establishing a hospital security plan that works" in Health Facilities Management magazine. Smith is president and former associate consultant at Healthcare Security Consultants in Chapel Hill, N.C. He previously directed police/public safety operations at medical facilities in North Carolina and Michigan. To see his interview, click here

  • October 20, 2016
    NMU Grad Reflects on 'Men's Group'

    More than 20 years ago, an NMU grad student, professor and staff member formed what became known simply as “men’s group,” a community of men searching for ways to be complete in their careers and relationships. Gregory Ormson was pursuing his master’s degree in English when he became part of that original trio. He recently returned to Marquette from Hawaii, reconnected with group members and wrote an article titled "In the Shadow of the Angel, a Return to the Men's Group," which appeared on www.goodmenproject.com.

  • October 19, 2016
    Lighting Projects Result in Energy Savings

    NMU Facilities personnel began searching for opportunities to reduce electrical costs in advance of the 30 percent Marquette Board of Light and Power rate hike that went into effect Oct. 1. They obtained more than $15,000 in MBLP energy optimization rebates and will save at least $35,000 in annual costs through recent projects that minimized lighting in the Superior Dome and DeVos Art Museum.

  • October 19, 2016
    NMU Joins Cybersecurity Initiative

    Northern Michigan University has joined the new Regional Cyber Education Collaboration, an effort by the higher education community and key private sector partners to address Michigan’s shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Gov. Rick Snyder announced the RCEC on Monday at the 2016 International Cyber Summit in Detroit. Joining NMU as initial collaborators in the effort are Wayne State University, Central Michigan University and the Ann Arbor-based Merit Network.

  • October 19, 2016
    'Sexual Politics of Meat' Author Coming to NMU

    Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat, will give a presentation at Northern Michigan University on Thursday, Oct. 27. Her book explores a relationship between patriarchal values and meat eating by interweaving the insights of feminism, vegetarianism, animal defense and literary theory. The Sexual Politics of Meat inspired and enraged readers and triggered international media coverage when it was first published in 1990.

  • October 19, 2016
    NMU's Lake Effect Choir and Manistique Glee Club Perform

    Northern Michigan University’s Lake Effect Show Choir will perform a selection of pop songs with the Manistique Glee Club. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free. Songs include Footloose, Get on Your Feet, Mary Poppins Medley and Touch the Sky. Soloists from both ensembles will also be featured. 

  • October 19, 2016
    NMU Gears Up for Make a Difference Day

    "Make a Difference Day,” a nationwide event that celebrates neighbors helping neighbors, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22.  The Northern Michigan University Volunteer Center is coordinating the event locally. It is estimated that roughly 1,000 volunteers will assist residents at 243 service locations with outdoor tasks such as raking and other yard work, washing windows and routine fall maintenance.

  • October 19, 2016
    NMU French Program Presents Silent Film with Piano Accompaniment

    The Northern Michigan University French Club will present the classic 1922 silent film, Crainquebille, with live grand piano accompaniment on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the University Center Ontario room. Admission is free.

  • October 18, 2016
    NMU Grad Markets Study-Abroad Programs

    NMU alumnus Russ Phillips (2000) knows the value of study-abroad experiences. He spent a year in Swansea, Wales, as an international studies major at NMU. Now he facilitates similar opportunities for college students nationwide as a senior manager at the Council on International Educational Exchange. Phillips recently returned to campus in his CIEE capacity to participate in the NMU study-abroad fair, providing information to students and faculty members.

  • October 18, 2016
    Alumnus Reflects on World Premiere of Play at NMU

    Alumnus James Howard Carr recently returned to NMU to watch the world premiere of his play, Where a Certain Future. The historical drama depicts a fictional Jewish family’s response to the actual events of Nov. 9, 1938. “Kristallnacht,” often referred to as the “Night of Broken Glass,” signified a wave of anti-Semitic violence instigated by the Nazis after a German diplomat was shot by a Jewish teenager and later died. Carr sat down for an interview near the end of the NMU run and explained his motivation for writing a play that revolves around this pivotal event.

  • October 18, 2016
    Veterans Mental Health Teleconference at NMU

    The annual Returning Veterans Mental Health Conference coordinated by Michigan Area Health Education Center will be offered at five locations statewide, including Northern Michigan University. It originates from Mt. Pleasant and will be simulcast at NMU’s Olson Library from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. 

  • October 18, 2016
    Judge Candidate Forum at NMU

    The two men vying for the 96th District Court judge seat will participate in a candidate forum on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Northern Michigan University. The NMU Student Law Forum is hosting the event at 7 p.m. in 1318 Jamrich Hall. It is open to the public.

  • October 17, 2016
    Haunted Theatre Returns to NMU

    Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre will be transformed into a haunted house for the eighth annual Haunted Theatre Oct. 27-29. Performances are from 7-11 p.m, with a family-friendly version for children ages 6 and up scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. 

  • October 14, 2016
    NMU Colloquium Explores Student-Teacher Dynamic

    Northern Michigan University's Psychology Department will present a colloquium titled "Student-teacher relationships: How important are they and how should scientists measure them?" on Friday, Oct. 21. Jon Barch, associate director of the NMU Center for Student Enrichment and coordinator of the Student Leader Fellowship Program, will give the talk at . The public is invited.

  • October 14, 2016
    Chemistry Reports On Students' Research Internships

    The NMU Chemistry Department reports that four students participated in summer research opportunities at the University of Notre Dame, Loyola University, Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University and the Michigan State Crime Lab.

  • October 14, 2016
    NMU Hosts Jacobetti Complex Open House

    Northern Michigan University will host a “Learning to Earning” open house from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Jacobetti Complex. Attendees can enter to win a $500 scholarship, tour the learning labs and meet with faculty and current students to discuss programs and career choices.

  • October 14, 2016
    NMU Talk Focuses on Sustainable Farming Structure

    Efforts to create a sustainable farming structure in the Upper Peninsula will be the topic of the next "Climate@Noon" seminar at Northern Michigan University. The event will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 21, in 1320 Jamrich Hall. It is hosted by the Northern Climate Network.

  • October 11, 2016
    Pre-Operative Psychological Evaluation Discussed

    Northern Michigan University's Psychology Department will kick off the 40th year of its colloquium series with a presentation by Dr. Craig Coccia titled "Pre-Operative Psychological Evaluation of the Surgery Patient." His talk is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in 1318 Jamrich Hall. It is free and open to the public.

  • October 11, 2016
    Lake Superior Project Seeks Sustainability

    Northern Michigan University led a collaborative effort two years ago to establish a coastal hazard observing system for a stretch of Lake Superior shoreline that includes the communities of Marquette, Munising and Grand Marais. Three monitoring buoys placed offshore from each city generate timely data on wind speed and direction, wave height, and air and water temperature. The goal is to better predict conditions and ensure greater safety for lake users. Grants supported the project’s launch and early operation, but scientists are concerned about covering operation and equipment maintenance costs over a longer term.

  • October 10, 2016
    NMU Student Completes Bird Research in the Black Hills

    Northern Michigan University zoology major Emily Bertucci recently spent 10 weeks doing research on the breeding ecology of the white-winged junco in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The Ishpeming native participated in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) through North Dakota State University.  

  • October 10, 2016
    Holder Completes Fellowship

    Northern Michigan University education professor K.C. Holder recently completed a two-year fellowship with the Strategic Data Project, based at the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University. The SDP’s mission is to transform the use of data in education to improve student achievement by better diagnosing issues, developing solutions and monitoring the results.

  • October 10, 2016
    NMU Art Exhibit Closing Reception Thursday

    The inaugural faculty and staff juried art exhibit at NMU's Olson Library will end with a closing reception from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be served.

  • October 7, 2016
    NMU Screens Award-Winning Royal Opera Production

    Northern Michigan University will present a high-definition screening of Damiano Michieletto’s award-winning Royal Opera House production of Cavalleria tusticana/ Pagliacci on Sunday, Oct. 16. The complementary works tell dark tales of passionate love that sours to violent jealousy. Michieletto has updated the setting to the late-20th century in a poverty-stricken village in southern Italy. The screening begins at 5 p.m. in the Jamrich Hall auditorium.

  • October 6, 2016
    NMU Board Vice Chair Announces Resignation

    Thomas Zurbuchen has announced his immediate resignation from the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees. He said he is unable to complete his eight-year term after being named associate administrator for NASA Science Mission Directorate at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. He assumed his new duties Oct. 3. Zurbuchen oversees NASA's programs in astrophysics, planetary science, earth science and heliophysics, which are funded at about $5 billion per year.

  • October 6, 2016
    NMU Students Assist with Televised Debate

    NMU students will be involved in the taping of a 1st Congressional District Candidate Forum. The program will be recorded before a studio audience at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in the Jamrich Hall auditorium. It will air on WLUC-TV6 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12. One representative from both the College Democrats and College Republicans will ask a question of candidates Lon Johnson and Jack Bergman during a segment hosted by an NMU student. Other students will serve as assistant producer, assistant director and camera operators. 

  • October 6, 2016
    Visiting Writers Give Reading at NMU

    Tarfia Faizullah and Jamaal May will read from their works at Northern Michigan University as part of this visiting writers series. The event is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 14, in the University Center's Nicolet & Cadillac Rooms.

  • October 5, 2016
    Turkish Consul General to Speak at NMU

    Umut Acar, who recently completed his first year as Turkish Consul General in Chicago, will give a presentation at Northern Michigan University as a guest of the criminal justice department. He will address Turkey’s redefinition of terrorism as a result of July’s military coup d’état attempt and the “Fethullah Gulen terrorist organization.” The talk is scheduled at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in room 2306 of the University Center. The public is invited.

     

  • October 4, 2016
    Visiting Professor Addresses Brazil's Environmental Issues

    One of Brazil’s most daunting environmental challenges is the deforestation of the Amazon. Some scientists say this is responsible for the severe drought affecting São Paulo because the Amazon’s trees play an important role in releasing water as vapor clouds, known as “flying rivers.” Antonio Ribeiro de Almeida from the University of São Paulo–Piracicaba will present “Brazil Today: Communicating About the Social-Environmental Frontier” at Northern Michigan University.

  • October 4, 2016
    Alumni Reception Follows NMU-Wisconsin Hockey Game

    The NMU Alumni Association will host a post-game reception after Friday’s hockey matchup between the Wildcats and Wisconsin Badgers at the Resch Center in Green Bay. The teams are meeting for a two-game series Oct. 7-8. The reception will be held in the Bud Light Lounge inside the Resch Center. It will feature complimentary appetizers and prizes, along with music and games from Double Trouble DJs. There are also special rates on game tickets for NMU students and alumni.

  • October 3, 2016
    NMU Arts Chorale to Perform in Houghton

    The NMU Arts Chorale will travel to Houghton to perform with Michigan Tech and other collegiate choirs. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Rozsa Center.  They will be accompanied by the MTU orchestra in a joint performance of Ēriks Ešenvalds” ‘Whispers on the Prairie Wind.” 

  • October 3, 2016
    Go Against the Flow Founder Screens Film About Women Entrepreneurs

    Charu Sharma, founder of Go Against the Flow, a movement that inspires women to take intelligent risks, trust their vision and develop leadership skills to forge their own trail in the world of startups, will screen her film by the same name at Northern Michigan University. She built two startup companies in her college dorm room before joining LinkedIn as a marketing solutions campaign planner. The showing is scheduled at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. It is free and open to the public.

  • October 3, 2016
    NMU Theater Presents Alumnus' Historical Drama

    Northern Michigan University’s theater program will present Where a Certain Future, a historical drama by NMU alumnus James Howard Carr that focuses on events throughout Nazi-occupied Europe on Nov. 9, 1938. Kristallnachtor “The Night of the Broken Glass,” is one of the first manifestations of the Holocaust for a Jewish family in Austria. The story portrays two generations in conflict over whether or not to flee Europe to the safety of the United States. New York City-based director and actor Michael Blatt will guest direct the production. 

  • September 30, 2016
    NMU Offers First Aid and CPR Course

    Northern Michigan University’s School of Health and Human Performance will offer the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED course. Participants may select one of two Saturday sessions: Oct. 8 or Nov. 19. Both will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room 242 of the Physical Education Instructional Facility at NMU.

  • September 30, 2016
    NMU Upward Bound Receives Federal Funding

    Northern Michigan University's Upward Bound Math-Science program has received nearly $297,000 in continuation funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The award period runs for one year, beginning Nov. 1.

  • September 30, 2016
    Endowment Brings Royal Opera and Ballet Productions to Campus

    Northern Michigan University’s Siril Endowment for the Music Arts seeks to increase students’ awareness of and appreciation for classical music through world-class performances. It will sponsor a new series of campus screenings of Royal Opera and Royal Ballet productions filmed in London and projected in high definition in Jamrich Hall’s state-of-the-art auditorium. The privately funded endowment will also support an artist residency at NMU.

  • September 29, 2016
    Northern's MPA Program 6th Most Affordable

    Northern Michigan University offers the 6th most affordable online public administration degree in the country, according to new rankings released by SR Education Group. The company annually researches and ranks hundreds of schools based on value, quality and affordability and posts the results on its OnlineU website.

  • September 29, 2016
    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Rep Speaks at NMU

    Christal Sheppard, director of the Midwest Regional U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, will give a presentation on intellectual property and the patent process from 3:15-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Mead Auditorium in Northern Michigan University's West Science Building. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation, which is free and open to the public.

  • September 28, 2016
    NMU Grad Shoots Groundbreaking Magazine Cover Photo

    Women’s Running reports it is the first U.S. fitness magazine to feature a woman wearing a hijab on its cover and NMU art and design graduate James Farrell (’07) photographed the subject. Farrell is based in New York City and specializes in action, sports and fitness photography. He traveled to Detroit to complete the cover shoot of Rahaf Khatib, a six-time marathoner and mother of three from Farmington Hills. Farrell captured images of her running near Comerica Park, the River Walk and other city landmarks.

  • September 28, 2016
    Beaumier Center Hosts French-Canadian Heritage Day Oct. 1

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will host a full day of presentations, demonstrations and music related to voyageur and French Canadian culture on Saturday, Oct. 1. The event coincides with French-Canadian Heritage Week in the State of Michigan. Admission is free.

  • September 28, 2016
    'Traces of the Trade' Movie and Discussion at NMU

    The largest slave-trading family in U.S. history was not from the South, but from New England. In her documentary, "Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North," producer/director Katrina Browne and hine family members embark on a journey that brings them face to face with the history and legacy of their forefathers' hidden enterprise. It will be shown at Northern Michigan University on Thursday, Oct. 6. 

  • September 27, 2016
    NMU Student Advances on 'The Voice'

    NMU student Karlee Metzger is pursuing her musical passion and ambitions as a contestant on NBC’s The Voice. She advanced through the blind auditions Monday night with her rendition of Samson by Regina Spektor. Judges Blake Shelton and Miley Cyrus turned their chairs at the last second, vying to have her join their teams. Metzger selected Cyrus as her coach.

  • September 27, 2016
    Beethoven and Banjos at NMU Friday

    NMU’s music department will host a performance of Beethoven and Banjos. The ensemble is composed of members of Decoda, Carnegie Hall’s affiliate ensemble, soprano Mary Bonhag, traditional musician Laurel Premo and Finnish folk duo Aallotar. Beethoven and Banjos is on a U.P. tour. Its NMU performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • September 26, 2016
    Second City Comes to NMU

    The Second City comedy group will perform at Northern Michigan University on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Based in Chicago and rooted in improvisational games, The Second City has produced some of the industry’s best-known talent, including Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert and Tina Fey.

  • September 23, 2016
    Review of NMU Board of Trustees Meeting

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved a 2016-17 general fund operating budget of nearly $108 million. The budget is $2 million, or 2 percent, higher than last year. The increase is attributed mainly to contractual obligations and rising utility costs. 

  • September 22, 2016
    'Hidden Costs of Government' Talk at NMU Sept. 28

    Michael Van Beek, director of research for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, will present "Overregulation: The Hidden Costs of Government" at Northern Michigan University as part of the Your Wealth lecture series. His talk begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building.

  • September 22, 2016
    Cornhusk Doll Exhibit Opens at NMU's DeVos Museum

    Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum will present an exhibit that explores the ancient art form of cornhusk dolls to preserve traditional culture and history. "Elizabeth Doxtater: Art of Peace" will be on display Sept. 26-Dec. 9. An opening reception and artist talk is scheduled at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26. Admission is free. 

  • September 21, 2016
    One Book One Community Events Planned

    The One Book One Community program has planned several events related to this year’s selection, “The Round House,” a National Book Award winner for fiction by Louise Erdrich. The novel transports readers to an Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota, where a boy on the cusp of manhood seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a brutal, racist attack on his mother. 

  • September 21, 2016
    NCLL Hosts Landmark Inn Lunch

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a lunch at the Sky Room of the Landmark Inn from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. 

  • September 20, 2016
    Police Academy Holds Info Meeting in Ironwood

    The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Gogebic Community College. The session begins at 6 p.m. (CST) in room 012 of the Solin Center. It will last about 45 minutes.

  • September 20, 2016
    NMU Recruiting Subjects for 'Couch to 5K' Study

    The Northern Michigan University School of Health and Human Performance is recruiting volunteers for an eight-week study of a “couch to 5K” run training program. Beginners or those who were former aerobic enthusiasts but stopped are encouraged to register.

  • September 16, 2016
    Public Comments on NMU Requested

    Northern Michigan University is seeking public comments that address the quality of NMU or its academic programs in advance of its regional accreditation evaluation. A team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) will visit NMU March 20-23, 2017, to review the university's ability to meet the HLC's Criteria for Accreditation. NMU has been accredited by the commission since 1916.

  • September 16, 2016
    Author Matt Bell Gives Reading at NMU

    Matt Bell, author of the newly released novel "A Tree or a Person or a Wall," will begin his book tour at Northern Michigan University. He will give a reading at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited.

  • September 16, 2016
    NMU Alumni Award Winners Announced

    The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association will honor four award winners over Homecoming weekend Sept. 23-24. The recipients and their awards are: Lynnae Ruttledge of Salem, Ore., and Jana Simmons of Ferndale, Distinguished Alumni; John Gremmer of Winneconne, Wis., Alumni Civic Leadership; and Luke Steinke of Champaign, Ill., Alumni Achievement.

  • September 16, 2016
    Tribal Law Presentation at NMU

    Northern Michigan University alumna and attorney Jana Simmons will give a presentation titled "Tribal Law and Economic Development" on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Her talk begins at 7 p.m. in the Whitman Hall commons, with a reception to follow. It is free and open to the public. 

  • September 15, 2016
    NMU Hosts 'Man Talk' on Sexual Assault, Relationships

    Michael Kaufman, an educator and writer focused on engaging men and boys to promote gender equality and end violence against women, will give a presentation at Northern Michigan University titled “Man Talk: Ending Campus Sexual Assault and the Three Secrets of a Great Relationship.” The event begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. It is free and open to the public. 

  • September 15, 2016
    Beaumier Center Hosts U.P. 'Ghost Towns' Exhibit

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will launch a new exhibit titled “Remnants: Ghost Towns of the Upper Peninsula.” An opening reception is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Director Dan Truckey will give a gallery talk and refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

  • September 14, 2016
    'U.S. News' College Rankings Include NMU

    The U.S. News and World Report 2017 college rankings show that, among regional universities in the Midwest, Northern Michigan University is tied for 19th in Top Public Schools, 79th overall and 43rd in Best Colleges for Veterans.

  • September 14, 2016
    Reinhardt Completes REU at UMass Amherst

    The NSF grant project described below was motivated in part by student Biidaaban “Daabii” Reinhardt sharing her perspective on the lack of Native American female students in physics. She recently completed a summer research experience for undergraduates (REU) at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

  • September 14, 2016
    NMU Awarded NSF Grant to Increase STEM Inclusiveness

    Northern Michigan University has received nearly $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to launch a two-year pilot project designed to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Native female college graduates, particularly in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The project will also address the “lack of American Indian teaching methods within the sciences education curricula.”

  • September 13, 2016
    NMU's Learning Resources Center Hosts Community Open House

    Northern Michigan University’s Edgar L. Harden Learning Resources Center will celebrate Homecoming with a family reading program and a building open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. The event is free and open to the public. It includes a punch card activity to enter a drawing for an iPad, tours of Lydia Olson Library and the public radio and television stations, and an opportunity for community members to sign up for a library borrower card and waive the usual $25 annual fee.

  • September 12, 2016
    NMU Honors Constitution Day with Supreme Court Panel Discussion

    Northern Michigan University's political science department will honor the 229th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with a panel discussion titled "The 2016 Election and the Future of the Supreme Court." The event is scheduled from 2-3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in 1705 West Science. The public is invited.

  • September 12, 2016
    Helsinki Chamber Choir Performs U.S. Debut of 'State of the Union'

    The Helinski Chamber Choir will visit Northern Michigan University for two performances of “State of the Union,” a bold new opera addressing the political and environmental issues of our time. The opera was created by 2015 Rabbit Island artists-in-residence Eugene Birman, a Juilliard-trained composer, and Scott Diel, an American librettist. 

  • September 12, 2016
    NMU French Film Collection Open to Community

    Northern Michigan University's French program has opened its expansive collection of French and Francophone films to the community for the first time. Classic and contemporary films are available in the language lab during operational hours and multiple headsets allow for group viewing. 

  • September 12, 2016
    Beaumier Center Offers Ghost Town Bus Tour

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host a Ghost Town Bus Tour during the fall color season on Saturday, Oct. 8. Daniel Truckey, director fo the center, will lead a walking tour of Fayette State Park and stops at Labranche in Menominee County, Metropolitan in Dickinson County and Watson in Marquette County.

  • September 12, 2016
    Regional Police Academy Holds Information Meetings

    The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will host informational meetings at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, and Wednesday Oct. 5,  in room 132 of the Jacobetti Complex. Individuals interested in attending the next academy are encouraged to attend one of the 45-minute sessions. 

  • September 10, 2016
    Marquette Ranks Among Safest College Towns

    Safety can be part of the college selection criteria for many students and their parents. Northern Michigan University’s home base of Marquette is the 21st safest college town in America, according to a ranking released by The SafeWise Report. Security experts from SafeWise evaluated the most recent FBI crime statistics available. They coupled that data with their own research on safety-related programs and initiatives, culminating in 2016’s “50 Safest College Towns in America.”

  • September 9, 2016
    Police Academy Holds Information Meeting at Bay

    The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will host an informational meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Bay College. The 45-minute session will be held in room 221 of the Bonifas Building. 

  • September 9, 2016
    NMU Hosts UNITED Conference

    Northern Michigan University will hold its annual Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (UNITED) Conference. UNITED is composed of a broad range of presentations and films. This year’s featured speakers and events will address such topics as Jewish communities in the United States, murdered and missing Aboriginal Canadian women, merging African heritage with American culture, shrinking cities in the Midwest and creating unity through food.

  • September 9, 2016
    Former Football Player Addresses Sports Culture and Sexual Assault

    Don McPherson, College Football Hall of Fame inductee and former NFL and CFL player, will give a presentation on campus sexual assault at Northern Michigan University. His talk is titled “You Throw Like a Girl.” It will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in room 2904 of the West Science Building.

  • September 9, 2016
    NMU Aviation Maintenance Program Hosts Open House, Skills Competition

    Northern Michigan University will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its first aviation maintenance technology graduates on Saturday, Sept. 17. An open house of programs located in the Jacobetti Complex is scheduled at 1 p.m. and the final competition of the AeroSkills Tournament, in which participants compete against the clock to assemble components they fabricated, will be held at 3 p.m. The public is invited to both activities at no charge.

  • September 9, 2016
    Olson Library Showcases Faculty and Staff Art

    The inaugural NMU faculty and staff juried art exhibit at Olson Library is on display in the atrium through Oct. 15. A closing reception with hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be held from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. The exhibit features works by 12 faculty and staff members from various campus offices and departments.

  • September 8, 2016
    NMU Releases 10th Day Enrollment

    Northern Michigan University’s 10th day enrollment report reflects a projected decrease in total headcount attributed to declining high school demographics and larger graduating classes in recent years. But the number of concurrently enrolled high school students has increased through expanded NMU partnerships with regional school districts that enable students to complete college credits prior to high school graduation at no tuition cost.

  • September 8, 2016
    New NMU Center to Address Autism and Other Behavioral Concerns

    Northern Michigan University’s psychology department plans to establish an applied behavior analysis center that will address the regional shortage of assessment and therapeutic services for young children with autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities and other behavioral concerns. The non-profit clinic and research facility will serve as a training site for NMU students pursuing a degree or certification in the field.

  • September 7, 2016
    NMU Engineering Technology Programs Accredited

    Northern Michigan University’s degree programs in mechanical engineering technology and electrical engineering technology have been accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.  

  • September 6, 2016
    NMU Public Safety Warns of Internet Scams

    NMU Public Safety is warning that an increase in internet scams of international origin has ushered in the start of the fall semester. Two NMU students recently fell prey to what they assumed were legitimate offers and lost money. Detective Guy LaPlante said one was promised a $9,000 scholarship if he sent $250 from a credit card or checking account. The other lost nearly $2,000 in a financial shell game after applying for a job advertised on a reputable career website. 

  • September 6, 2016
    Recruits Graduate from NMU Police Academy

    The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy recently held its graduation ceremony. Twenty-one recruits earned certificates of completion. 

  • September 2, 2016
    Decolonizing Diet Cooking Demonstration Sept. 9

    The Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies and Sault Tribe Community Health will co-host a Decolonizing Diet Project cooking demonstration. The event is scheduled from 2-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the Sault Tribe Health Clinic in Munising.

  • September 2, 2016
    Comedian Tyler Boeh Coming to NMU

    Comedian Tyler Boeh will bring his high-energy stand-up act to Northern Michigan University on Friday, Sept. 9. The show begins at 8 p.m. in 11 Jamrich Hall. It is sponsored by PrimeTime Productions. 

  • September 2, 2016
    NMU Earns Gold for Student Veteran Support

    Northern Michigan University achieved gold-level status from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) for supporting the academic and transitional needs of student veterans.

  • September 1, 2016
    NMU Plans Forensic Anthropology Program, Research Station

    Northern Michigan University is moving forward with plans to develop a new academic program in forensic anthropology, the science of analyzing human remains to determine an individual’s identity and the timing and manner of death. NMU’s program will include a secured outdoor research station that would be the eighth worldwide and the first cold-weather facility.

  • September 1, 2016
    Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center Expands Hours

    The Beaumier Alumni Welcome and U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University has expanded hours this semester, including evening hours on Thursdays. 

  • August 31, 2016
    NMU-MSU Agreement Accelerates Law School Training

    Northern Michigan University has signed an agreement with Michigan State University College of Law that will allow qualifying incoming NMU freshmen to complete both their bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor (JD) degree in about six years, instead of the normally required seven.

  • August 31, 2016
    SmartZone Holds LaunchPad Information Session

    The Innovate Marquette SmartZone is sponsoring an informational night for its new fall session of LaunchPad for campus and community members who may want to pursue an idea for a new business startup. The "no commitment" session will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Erie Room of the University Center. 

  • August 30, 2016
    NMU Hosts College Fair

    Northern Michigan University will host a College Fair from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Jacobetti Complex.  The program will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. and is open to all high school juniors, seniors and their parents.   

  • August 30, 2016
    Beaumier Coffee House Season Begins Sept. 10

    The Beaumier Coffee House Series kicks off the 2016-2017 season with performances by singer/songwriter Dave Bett and the experimental group, Radio On. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Black Box Theatre in NMU's McClintock Building. The suggested donation is $5 for adults and $1 for students.  Refreshments will be served.

  • August 29, 2016
    NMU Sonderegger Symposium Covers U.P. Topics

    Presentations on a variety of topics related to the history, life and culture of the Upper Peninsula are being offered at the Sonderegger Symposium XVI at Northern Michigan University on Friday, Sept. 9. The event is free and open to the public. The NMU Center for U.P. Studies is hosting the event, which will take place in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. 

  • August 26, 2016
    DeVos Exhibit Highlights Creative Letterpress Printing

    The DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University is featuring a new exhibit titled “Correlation Matrix: Vida Sacic + David Wolske." Both artists base their practice in the process of letterpress printing and showcase the creative ways designers utilize type beyond didactic communication. 

  • August 26, 2016
    U-M Expert Addresses Lack of Racial Diversity in Environmental Field

    Dorceta Taylor from the University of Michigan will present "Diversity in Environmental Institutions: Trends and Challenges" at NMU. Taylor is a professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment and U-M director of diversity, equality and inclusion. She will address the lack of racial diversity in the fast-growing environmental field and factors that have contributed to the trend. Her talk is scheduled from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, in 1320 Jamrich Hall. 

  • August 26, 2016
    NMU Receives Grant for CTE Teachers Initiative

    NMU has received a $6,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Education for a project titled "Stand UP for Career and Technical Education (CTE)." The initiative is designed to increase the percentage of CTE teachers who meet certification or licensure requirements and to assist in recruiting and retaining CTE teachers in the Upper Peninsula.

  • August 26, 2016
    NMU Expands Educational Broadband Across U.P.

    High-speed internet is critical for economic vitality and education, yet many rural communities nationwide lack access. Northern Michigan University is helping to bridge the digital divide in the Upper Peninsula and potentially beyond through its innovative Educational Access Network. The EAN is available to any students taking NMU courses—whether they are on campus seeking a degree, at a partner high school offering dual enrollment or at home taking a class for continuing education, professional development or personal fulfillment.

  • August 24, 2016
    NMU Faculty Co-Direct Rock Climbing Congress

    NMU School of Health and Human Performance faculty members Phil Watts, Lanae Joubert and Scott Drum co-directed the 3rd International Rock Climbing Research Association (IRCRA) Rock Congress held earlier this month in Telluride, Colo. They spent more than a year planning this installment of the biennial event—the first one held in the United States. Several attendees with NMU ties also gave presentations. Watts delivered the opening keynote titled “A Physiological Model for Rock Climbing: The First 2000 Years.” He also was honored in the conference program for his retirement and contributions to the field.

  • August 23, 2016
    NMU Alumnus Joins SBAM Board

    NMU alumnus Richard Tegge, president of Wealth Strategy Group of Marquette, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM).

  • August 19, 2016
    Former Wildcat QB Endows Scholarship

    Keith Nelsen, a 1986 NMU graduate and former Wildcat quarterback, recently established an endowed football scholarship. The Nelsen Football Scholarship will provide financial support for a student playing on the NMU football team (active roster) who is also a graduate of a Wisconsin high school. 

  • August 16, 2016
    NMU Fall Fest Aug. 22

    Northern Michigan University’s Fall Fest is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, the first day of classes. The event will take place on the lawn outside the University Center.

  • August 15, 2016
    ROTC Cadet Attends Course in Africa

    Northern Michigan University student Patrick Schiller, U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet, attended a three-week culture, understanding and language proficiency course with Djiboutian Army cadets in Djibouti, Africa, July 16-Aug. 6.

  • August 15, 2016
    NMU Student-Athlete Interns with Company Building Red Wings' Arena

    NMU soccer player and construction management major Gabriella Garza secured a summer internship with Barton Malow, the firm building the Detroit Red Wings' new arena. An NMU grad is one of the lead executives on the project and requested to have a Wildcat on the team. Read the full story on Garza's experience from NMU Sports Information here

  • August 15, 2016
    NCLL Offers Woodworker Rally

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer "Woodworker Rally V" from 8 a.m. to noon Mondays in the NMU Jacobetti Complex room 137. Session I runs Aug. 22-Oct. 3 and Session II runs Oct. 10-Nov. 14.

  • August 8, 2016
    'Dark Store' Documentary Produced at NMU

    The Michigan Tax Tribunal’s practice of “dark store assessing” is the subject of a new documentary produced by Northern Michigan University students and a faculty member. The premiere of “BOXED IN” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Peter White Public Library, with a reception to follow. The film will also air on WNMU-TV at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.

  • August 4, 2016
    Brad Canale Appointed CEO of NMU Foundation

    Marquette native Brad Canale has been appointed chief executive officer of the Northern Michigan University Foundation. He most recently served as executive director of advancement and senior adviser to the dean for the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

  • August 1, 2016
    Braga Returns to Native Brazil for Olympic Duty

    NMU diving coach Milton Braga will provide color commentary on the Olympic diving competition for a television sports network in his native Brazil. He is well-qualified for the role, not only because of his coaching experience, but because of the perspective he brings as a former athlete who achieved the Olympic dream. Braga was the first Brazilian diver to compete in two Summer Games: 1976 in Montreal and 1980 in Moscow.

  • August 1, 2016
    Mayer's Route to Rio Stopped at NMU

    Former NMU student Mikaela Mayer is one of only two U.S. women boxers who will compete in this month’s Olympics. Securing a spot on the team avenges her narrow miss in 2012, when women’s boxing made its debut as an Olympic sport in London.

  • August 1, 2016
    Several Olympic Athletes Have NMU Ties

    NMU alumnus Andy Bisek, who graduated in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in physical geography, will compete in his first Olympics in Greco-Roman wrestling. He is one of several Olympic athletes with an NMU connection. 

  • July 29, 2016
    State Infrastructure Commission Seeks Public Input

    The 21st Century Infrastructure Commission created by Gov. Rick Snyder will hold an Upper Peninsula town hall listening session at Northern Michigan University on Friday, Aug. 19. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide feedback on infrastructure needs from 9-11 a.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall.

  • July 28, 2016
    International Students Come to NMU for Language, Cultural Immersion

    NMU’s English Language Institute (ELI) is hosting a four-week summer program for 27 students from partner universities in South Korea, China and Japan. The participants attend daily, intensive English as a Second Language classes, complete an academic service learning project with local non-profit organizations, go on several cultural field trips and interact with community members.

  • July 28, 2016
    S&P Affirms 'A' Rating for NMU Bonds

    S&P Global Ratings affirmed its “A” long-term rating on Northern Michigan University’s series 2012 general revenue bonds and its “A” underlying rating (SPUR) on NMU’s series 2008 general revenue bonds.

  • July 26, 2016
    Percussive Attack Camp Concert Aug. 5

    Percussive Attack Camp will wrap up a week-long study of music at Northern Michigan University with a free public concert on Friday, Aug. 5. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall

  • July 25, 2016
    NMU Student Teaches Visually Impaired Woman to Golf

    When student Whitney Kulich reported to her job at the NMU Golf Course one afternoon, there was an intriguing handwritten phone message left on the counter in the clubhouse. It said that a “62-year-old visually impaired woman wanted to learn to hit a ball off a tee.” Gretchen Preston had accepted a challenge to play in a Leader Dogs for the Blind charity tournament next year and wondered if anyone at the course might be able to give her lessons. Kulich was eager to return the call.

  • July 21, 2016
    NCLL Hosts Architecture Presentation

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation titled "Architecture Today," featuring Studio RAD architects and founders Joe Rom and Joy Carcillo. They will discuss their current projects, including the renovation of a local house, a 19th century barn conversion and the Ore Dock BotEco Center. 

  • July 20, 2016
    NCLL Tours Humboldt Ore Processing Mill

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a tour of the Humboldt Ore Processing Mill, formerly utilized by Cleveland Cliffs Iron. It had numerous occupants until 2006, when it was purchased by Rio Tinto. Ore processing began again in 2014 after a $275 million investment to bring the historic mill back into operation.

  • July 18, 2016
    NMU Presentation Celebrates Tobacco-free Anniversary

    As part of the UP4Health Challenge, Northern Michigan University will host a presentation titled "It Takes a Village: Going Tobacco-free at NMU." The university is celebrating its second anniversary as a tobacco-free campus. 

  • July 15, 2016
    NMU Named 'College of Distinction'

    Northern Michigan University has been named a 2016-17 College of Distinction for its “engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes.” Those are four qualities that Colleges of Distinction considers in releasing its annual recommendations designed to match parents and students with the right college.

  • July 15, 2016
    NCLL Offers BSB Farms Tour

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a tour of BSB Farms in Skandia on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Owners Luke and Heather Bell will guide participants around their farm, which has about 4,000 cage-free Isa Brown chickens that lay eggs for NMU and other local outlets. 

  • July 13, 2016
    NMU Honored for Commitment to Student Veterans

    NMU was one of 15 colleges and universities recently honored for their commitment to helping student veterans transition from the military to college life through the Michigan Veteran Education Initiative. 

  • July 11, 2016
    NMU Class Unearths Beaver Island History

    Beaver Island is located on Lake Michigan, a two-hour ferry ride from Charlevoix. Its residents have included Native Americans, French fur trappers and traders, a Mormon sect called the Strangites whose leader declared himself king, and Irish immigrants. There was even a “secretive émigré from Russia who dispensed medical help to the islanders without charge,” according to the Beaver Beacon. Despite its unique and fascinating past, relatively little physical evidence of the island’s early history exists. NMU’s summer archaeological field school is helping to fill that void while giving students hands-on experience in excavation techniques and artifact analysis.

  • July 11, 2016
    Students Expand Perspective of Birds

    NMU students who participated in a recent field ornithology class recorded interactions with more than 175 bird species in various habitats. They saw raptors pepper the sky over Brockway Mountain during the spring migration, owls being banded by researchers at the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory and barn swallows nesting beneath the bridge where the AuTrain River spills into Lake Superior. Some were surprised to spot American white pelicans this far north.

  • July 11, 2016
    NMU Group Researches Biodiversity in Mongolia

    NMU Professor Kurt Galbreath and four students depart for Mongolia July 17 to study the biodiversity of mammals and parasites in remote regions. They will collect specimens and extract DNA for genetic clues as to how climate change and other factors influence population patterns. 

  • June 30, 2016
    NMU Blueberry Classic Golf Outing July 22

    The sixth annual Blueberry Classic golf outing will be held Friday, July 22, at the Northern Michigan University Golf Course in Chocolay Township. Funds raised at the event benefit NMU students who encounter unexpected financial challenges. Golfers of all levels are welcome to participate.

  • June 28, 2016
    NCLL Offers 'Political Primer'

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present "A Political Primer in a Year of Political Phenomena" from 6-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, in room B101 of the Superior Dome. 

  • June 28, 2016
    NCLL Offers Carp River Gardens Tour

    Editors: Please note the July 6 registration deadline. 

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will tour Negaunee's Carp River Gardens, the largest perennial garden in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin region, on Thursday, July 14.

  • June 24, 2016
    NCLL Visits Bay Cliff

    Editors: Please note the July 1 registration deadline. 

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will sponsor a tour of Bay Cliff Health Camp from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7. Bay Cliff provides therapy services for children with various disabilities. The summer camp will be in full swing, with about 160 kids plus staff.  

  • June 22, 2016
    Fix Named U.P. Economic Educator of the Year

    Northern Michigan University’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE) presented its inaugural U.P. Economic Education Teacher of the Year Award to Erika Fix, a high school social studies teacher with Gladstone Area Public Schools. She was honored at a CEEE advisory board luncheon held June 17 on NMU’s campus. 

  • June 22, 2016
    Panowski Playwriting Award Winner Announced

    “Building Madness,” a slapstick comedy by Kate Danley, is the winner of the 2016 Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Award at Northern Michigan University. 

  • June 20, 2016
    Wells Fargo Supports NMU Center

    Wells Fargo representative Alisha Janquart presents a $2,500 ceremonial check to Hugo Eyzaguirre, director of the NMU Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE). The money will be used to improve K-16 financial literacy in the Upper Peninsula through teacher workshops and student competitions. Wells Fargo has contributed nearly $20,000 to the CEEE since 2011. Janquart is manager of Wells Fargo's NMU branch. 

  • June 17, 2016
    Invent@NMU Announces Statewide Expansion through White House

    Northern Michigan University’s commitment to expand its Invent@NMU program throughout Michigan was published in a White House fact sheet released as part of the National Week of Making. Invent@NMU Founding Director David Ollila also has been invited by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to attend a related Maker-to-Manufacturer Stakeholder event Monday, June 20, in Washington, DC.

  • June 17, 2016
    NMU Board Sets Tuition and Fees

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved a 2016-17 tuition and fees schedule and agreed to restructure the university’s flat-rate tuition program. The combined average annual cost for full-time resident undergraduates will be $10,086, an increase of $406—or 4.2 percent—from last year’s rate of $9,680. NMU will maintain its longtime rank as having the second-lowest tuition and fees among Michigan’s public universities and the lowest in the Upper Peninsula. Northern’s rate also adheres to the tuition restraint language in the state’s higher education bill.

  • June 16, 2016
    NMU Participates in Art Week

    Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum, School of Art & Design and the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host an open house from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, as part of Marquette's Art Week celebration. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

  • June 2, 2016
    Leach Appointed to State Infrastructure Commission

    Gavin Leach, vice president for finance and administration at Northern Michigan University, is the only U.P. representative and one of 27 members statewide serving on the 21st Century Infrastructure Commission created by Gov. Rick Snyder. The commission will develop a comprehensive, long-term vision that guides strategic infrastructure planning, investment and prioritization in Michigan.

  • June 2, 2016
    NMU Offers Summer Cyber Camp

    Northern Michigan University is hosting a Cyber Camp for high school-age students from 1-4 p.m. Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22. Students will participate in a hands-on, challenge-based introduction to computer coding, programming and creating through technology.

  • June 1, 2016
    UP-AHEC Addresses Health Care Provider Retention

    The Upper Peninsula Area Education Center (UP-AHEC) has been working to identify the primary health care needs in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties. The center is looking for additional community members in business or health care to join a stakeholders group. UP-AHEC also completed a “Primary Care Provider Retention Survey” and will present the results during a public Health Care Recruitment Roundtable on Tuesday, Aug. 9, in Ironwood.

  • May 31, 2016
    NMU Wildcat Kids and Tween Camps June 13-Aug. 18

    Northern Michigan University's Recreational Services will offer two summer day camps: Wildcat Kids for ages 5 years to 5th grade; and Wildcat Tweens for 6th grade and older. Both will run June 13-Aug. 18.

  • May 27, 2016
    U.P. SMILE Offers Training, Tools to Teachers

    A new professional development opportunity for Upper Peninsula 6th-12th grade teachers will help them integrate literacy into science, engineering and mathematics instruction and use technology to break down the silos between traditional content areas. The U.P. Project SMILE program partners Northern Michigan University’s Seaborg Center with four intermediate school districts across the Upper Peninsula. Its goal is to engage students in “three-dimensional learning.”  

  • May 26, 2016
    Folk Music Camp Scholarships Available

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center announces two scholarship opportunities for high school students to attend the Folk Music School at Northern Michigan University. The camp is scheduled July 17 - 22, just before the beginning of the annual Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival in Marquette.

  • May 26, 2016
    'North of the 45th' Exhibit Opens at NMU

    Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum presents it ninth annual “North of the 45th” juried exhibition. Featured artists live in the geographical area north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 3.

  • May 25, 2016
    Kall Earns NASA Internship

    Northern Michigan University student Adam Kall will complete a summer internship with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., June 6-Aug. 12. He will be the only intern helping to maintain the digital security of the NASA servers. 

  • May 23, 2016
    Broderson Wins Bronze at Culinary Challenge

    Graham Broderson, food service worker II in NMU Dining, won the bronze award at the Midwest Culinary Challenge sponsored by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). He prepared Nigerian red rice with smoked black kale and edamame fritters.

  • May 23, 2016
    NMU Offers 'The Other Michigan' Summer Camp

    Northern Michigan University invites 10th-12th grade students to discover the wonders and complexities of the Upper Peninsula through its "The Other Michigan" residential summer program. The camp runs July 24-30. 

  • May 20, 2016
    Seaborg Center Offers Summer College for Kids

    Northern Michigan University’s Seaborg Center will host “Summer College for Kids” programs for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Morning and afternoon age-appropriate classes covering various topics will run June 20-24, June 27-July 1 and July 11-15.

  • May 20, 2016
    NMU Hosts Environmental and Sustainability Summer Camp

    Northern Michigan University will hold an Environmental and Sustainability Camp for high school-age students July 24-30. Students will experience first hand how scientists incorporate technology and field experiences into studies of the changing environment.

  • May 16, 2016
    NMU Class Returns from Belize

    Twenty Northern Michigan University students just returned from San Ignacio, Belize, where they gained hands-on clinical experiences under the guidance of NMU professors Kristi Robinia, Yuba Gautam and Mandi Roos. They were enrolled in an NMU course titled “Interdisciplinary Study in Global Health Care-Latin America.” The students worked with a Belizean physician to deliver care to more than 200 residents in the villages of Bullet Tree Falls and Benque Viejo. 

  • May 16, 2016
    Summer Skilled Trades Camps Offered at NMU

    Northern Michigan University will offer summer skilled trades camps at its Jacobetti Complex for middle school and high school students. One-day camps July 11-13 will cover either two topic areas at age-appropriate levels for grades 5-8 and 9-12 or one topic for all ages. A three-day camp with an engineering focus will be offered July 18-20 for students in grades 5-8.

  • May 13, 2016
    Cellist and Pianist Present First U.S. Concerts of Stöhr's Works

    Cellist Stefan Koch and pianist Robert Conway are presenting the first U.S. performances of works by renowned Austrian composer Richard Stöhr (1874-1967). They will make a stop at Northern Michigan University for a performance and multimedia lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free. 

  • May 13, 2016
    NMU Hall of Fame Class Announced

    The 1967 Wildcat football team and five former NMU athletes will be inducted into the NMU Sports Hall of Fame. All will be honored during Homecoming weekend Sept. 23-25. 

  • May 12, 2016
    Northern's MPA Program Among Most Affordable

    Northern Michigan University has one of the nation’s most affordable online master’s degree programs in public administration for 2016, according to gradschoolhub.com. It ranks 11th in the “Top 30” list compiled by the site.

  • May 12, 2016
    Invent@NMU Featured Among State's Top Innovative Programs

    Invent@NMU Founding Director David Ollila was invited to Detroit to participate in a May 11 panel presentation delivered to two high-ranking dignitaries from China. The presentation was titled “Michigan’s Leading Innovation Programs” and Invent@NMU was one of only five entities selected by the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to be featured. 

  • May 12, 2016
    NMU Hosts Young Wildcat Scholars

    Sixth-grade students from Northern Michigan University's nine charter schools attended a variety of hands-on, interactive classes this morning as part of Young Wildcat Scholars. The camp allows them to experience academics and campus life, along with highlights of the surrounding community.

  • May 11, 2016
    Pryor Places Second for Midwest Student Employee Award

    Megan Pryor of Marquette, a student employee with Northern Michigan University Dining, placed second among nominees for the Midwest Student Employee of the Year Award presented by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). She received $500 for the honor.

  • May 10, 2016
    Beaumier Center Highlights Products 'Made in Da U.P.'

    The Upper Peninsula has developed a more diversified economy since the mining and logging booms of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A variety of products are created and exported by U.P. companies. Many of these, both past and present, are featured in the “Made in Da U.P., Eh!” exhibit at Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center.

  • May 9, 2016
    Mansoor Honored by NMU Board

    Amer Mansoor of Bloomfield Hills received the 2016 Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees’ Outstanding Male Graduating Senior Award. 

  • May 9, 2016
    NMU Board Names Lieck Outstanding Female Graduate

    Lindsey Lieck of Rhinelander, Wis., received the 2016 Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees’ Outstanding Female Graduating Senior Award. She was a member of the NMU Honors Program and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in political science and a minor in environmental studies.

  • May 6, 2016
    Orstad Receives AAUW Martha Griffiths Award

    The Marquette Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) presented its 2016 Martha Griffiths Award to Grace Orstad, a spring Northern Michigan University graduate who earned a degree in biochemistry. 

  • May 6, 2016
    NMU Board Honors Orzechowski

    Melissa Orzechowski of Grandville was named the 2016 Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees’ Outstanding Student of any class standing. The board's student achievement awards are presented annually to recognize students for their significant contributions to the quality of life at NMU through involvement in extra-curricular activities or through work in a university department.

  • May 5, 2016
    Children's Exhibition at DeVos Art Museum

    The annual Children’s Art Exhibition is on display through May 22 at Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum. A reception is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 13.

  • May 5, 2016
    NMU Names Outstanding Graduates

    Northern Michigan University academic departments recognized their 2015-16 outstanding graduates—both seniors and graduate students—in advance of spring commencement. Honorees were selected based on their academic performance, campus leadership and personal qualities.

  • May 4, 2016
    Transparency Project Update

    The Transparency Project Committee continues to finalize its recommendations and plans to implement tools and resources to improve transparency in campus-wide decision-making processes.

  • May 4, 2016
    NMU Board Presents Student Achievement Awards

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees presented its annual student achievement awards in advance of spring commencement. The awards recognize students for their significant contributions to the quality of life at NMU through involvement in extracurricular activities or through work in a university department. 

  • April 29, 2016
    NMU Board Approves Room and Board Rates, New Student Housing

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved housing and dining rates for the 2016-17 academic year. The annual cost of a standard double-occupancy room and the “gold constant meal pass” dining option will be $9,604, an increase of $534 to cover inflationary cost increases and maintenance needs for housing facilities. The board also approved a resolution for construction and operation of new residence halls through a partnership with EdR, a national collegiate housing developer and manager.

  • April 29, 2016
    NMU Students Help to Brand Luge World Cup

    Northern Michigan University graphic communications students designed the logo and promotional materials that will be used for the International Luge Federation’s Luge World Cup on Natural Track at Lucy Hill in Negaunee. The Upper Peninsula Luge Club (UPLC), home of the only full-length natural luge track in the United States, will host the event in January 2017.

  • April 29, 2016
    Beaumier Alumni Welcome and U.P. Heritage Center Holds Grand Opening

    A grand opening celebration for the Beaumier Alumni Welcome and U.P. Heritage Center was held Thursday, April 28. The facility is named in honor of alumnus and retired orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Beaumier, who contributed $1 million to the NMU Foundation to make the project possible.

  • April 27, 2016
    Graduating Senior Maximizes NMU Experience

    There are many stellar students at Northern Michigan University, but perhaps few have climbed as high or extracted as much from their educational experience as Melissa Orzechowski of Grandville. Her long list of achievements and activities is exhausting to read, much less execute. Orzechowski will graduate Saturday with a triple major and was selected as outstanding graduating senior by two of those departments. She also received the 2016 award for outstanding student of any class standing from the NMU Board of Trustees.

  • April 27, 2016
    Egyptian Scholar Uses Literature to Address Misconceptions

    Amel Abbady, a Fulbright alumna from South Valley University in Egypt, completed a semester-long teaching fellowship through NMU’s College of Arts and Sciences. In her two sections of Arab literature, she shared works by predominantly female authors and addressed common misconceptions about the Middle East, Islam and Muslim women.

  • April 27, 2016
    Young Authors Read to NMU President

    Area elementary students who will participate in the Marquette-Alger Young Authors' Conference May 2-5 at Northern Michigan University read their books to NMU President Fritz Erickson and his wife, Jan. 

  • April 26, 2016
    'The Round House' is One Book, One Community Selection

    “The Round House,” a National Book Award winner for fiction by Louise Erdrich, is the 2016 One Book, One Community selection. Erdrich is a revered chronicler of Native American life and a former Pulitzer Prize finalist. In "The Round House," she transports readers to an Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota, where a boy on the cusp of manhood seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a brutal, racist attack on his mother. The incident upends and forever transforms his family.

  • April 26, 2016
    Commencement Activities at NMU

    Northern Michigan University’s spring commencement ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30, in the Superior Dome. Of the 1,106 students eligible to graduate, 853 are scheduled to march in the ceremony.

  • April 26, 2016
    NMU Partners with Gwinn on Concurrent Enrollment

    Northern Michigan University and Gwinn High School administrators on Tuesday formalized an agreement to offer concurrent enrollment to Gwinn High School students. Concurrent enrollment is part of the Northern Promise, which gives high school students the opportunity to complete college credits prior to high school graduation at no tuition cost.

  • April 25, 2016
    PRIME Project Explores Genetic Diversity of Wildebeest

    NMU undergraduate students are using cutting-edge DNA sequencing techniques to research the genetic diversity of blue wildebeest populations in Zambia and southern Africa. The project is one of two proposals selected to receive seed money in the inaugural year of the Northern PRIME Fund, an internal funding mechanism that provides up to $20,000 for substantive, interdisciplinary research that engages students.

  • April 25, 2016
    Students Create Chemo Care Baskets

    Chemo Care Baskets being assembled today (April 25) by Students for the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center will be distributed to newly diagnosed neuro-oncology patients at UP Health System Marquette.

  • April 22, 2016
    Surrell Named NMU Commencement Speaker

    Dr. James Surrell, Newberry native and board-certified colorectal surgeon at UP Health System Marquette, will be the keynote speaker at Northern Michigan University’s spring commencement on Saturday, April 30. The NMU alumnus also will receive an honorary doctor of science degree.

  • April 22, 2016
    Mansoor Selected NMU Student Commencement Speaker

    Amer Mansoor of Bloomfield Hills will be the student speaker at Northern Michigan University’s spring commencement on Saturday, April 30. He completed both NMU’s pre-med program and the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. Mansoor will graduate summa cum laude, a distinction for those who have achieved a 3.8-4.0 grade point average. He also received the outstanding male graduating senior award from the NMU Board of Trustees and was named outstanding graduate of the communication studies program.

  • April 22, 2016
    Hope Starts Here Challenge May 7

    The River Valley Bank Hope Starts Here Challenge will be held on Saturday, May 7. The annual challenge raises funds and awareness for the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center through competitive and leisurely events geared for all ages and skill levels.

  • April 21, 2016
    Gladstone Team WIns U.P. Personal Finance Challenge

    Several Upper Peninsula teams participated at the regional level of the National Personal Finance Challenge, with support from the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE) at Northern Michigan University.

  • April 21, 2016
    Art Lectures at NMU April 25

    Northern Michigan University's School of Art and Design will host a lecture event featuring Petra Giloy-Hirtz of Munich, Germany, and Terry Myers of Chicago. Their presentations begin at 6 p.m. and 6:40 p.m., respectively, on Monday, April 25, in room 165 of the Art and Design Building.

  • April 20, 2016
    U.P. Folklife Award Recipients Announced

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University has announced the 2016 recipients of the Upper Peninsula Folklife Award. Folk dancer, instructor and musician Kay Seppala of Chassell and the Hiawatha Music Co-op will be honored at a May 10 Scandinavian dinner.

  • April 19, 2016
    NCLL Offers 'Matter of Balance'

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host an eight-session program that emphasizes strategies to manage falls and increase activity levels. It is designed for those who want to improve balance, flexibility and strength or have concerns about falling.

  • April 19, 2016
    NCLL Program Explores Travel to Peru, Ecuador

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation titled “Peru and Ecuador: Machu Picchu, the Amazon Basin, Galapagos Islands.” NCLL members Carole and Zane Bard will lead participants on a journey through slides and stories from their travels to the region.

  • April 18, 2016
    NMU Launches 'Remove the Label' Campaign

    A new “Remove the Label” campaign at Northern Michigan University is designed to raise awareness about the damaging impact of stereotypes. It encourages the campus community to assess people based on their individual traits rather than categorize them according to negative assumptions, misinformation or unfair generalizations. Campaign posters were put in place last week. A “Remove the Label” event encouraging students to rip off post-it notes with handwritten stereotypes from oversized posters will begin Wednesday morning at Jamrich Hall.

  • April 18, 2016
    NMU Cosmetology Salon Unveils Upgrades

    The cosmetology program at Northern Michigan University will celebrate and showcase recent upgrades to its salon from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the Jacobetti Complex. The public is invited.

  • April 15, 2016
    Public Library's New Logo Designed by NMU Grad

    Recent Northern Michigan University graduate Stephen Tennis designed the new logo for Peter White Public Library, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary. His design was selected as the winner from about 30 submissions.

  • April 15, 2016
    NMU Senior Art Exhibit Opens

    Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum is hosting an exhibition of graduating seniors’ work. A closing reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 29.

  • April 15, 2016
    Stauber Wins New Business Venture Competition

    Logan Stauber of Lake Orion won first place in the New Business Venture Competition sponsored by the Northern Michigan University College of Business. His proposal, Upscale Energy Solutions, creates data-driven energy optimization solutions.

  • April 15, 2016
    Final Colloquium Features Faculty Panel

    Northern Michigan University's mathematics and computer science department will host its final colloquium of the academic year at 3 p.m. Friday, April 22, in 3100 Jamrich Hall. 

  • April 15, 2016
    NCLL Offers Macrame Workshop

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a workshop on the art of macrame. It will cover beginning knotting techniques; basic materials will be provided. 

  • April 15, 2016
    U.P. Chefs Present Scandinavian Dinner at NMU

    A six-course Scandinavian dinner with paired wines will be presented by the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the U.P. Chapter of the American Culinary Federation on Tuesday, May 10, at Northern Michigan University. A cocktail reception with cash bar begins at 6 p.m. in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. Dinner will follow at 6:30. The registration deadline is May 5.

  • April 14, 2016
    New Undergrad Journal Launch Party April 21

    The NMU Honors Program is managing a new peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal open to all undergraduate students. “Conspectus Borealis”—Latin for “A Northern Perspective”—will be available online as part of The Commons, NMU’s institutional repository. Submissions can include scholarly works such as research articles, lab reports and technical papers, along with creative writing, visual art and foreign language pieces. A launch party for the inaugural issue will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in Olson Library.

  • April 13, 2016
    NMU Student Wins Community Impact Award

    Northern Michigan University student Harrison Moynihan of Grand Haven received the Outstanding Community Impact Award from Michigan Campus Compact. He is one of six students throughout the state to receive the award, which honors those who have made community service an integral part of their college experience.

  • April 13, 2016
    Fonger Named Journalist of the Year

    NMU alumnus Ron Fonger was named Journalist of the Year by the Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for his reporting on the water crisis in his hometown of Flint. Fonger exposed health problems with the water system in the "Flint Journal" and for MLive.com before the story gained international traction when elevated lead levels were discovered in childrens' blood. Read the full story here or review a Q&A with Fonger that appeared in a March issue of the NMU Alumni Association's "What's New NMU?"

  • April 12, 2016
    NMU Honors Harrison with Pop-Up Reading

    The Northern Michigan University English department will host a “pop-up” reading to honor the work of author Jim Harrison, who died on March 26. The event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in Olson Library.

  • April 12, 2016
    Science on Tap Highlights Student Scholars

    Northern Michigan University student scholars will share their research at the next Science on Tap presentation at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. The event runs from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 14.

  • April 12, 2016
    ISIS Panel Discussion at NMU

    Northern Michigan University political science and criminal justice professors will participate in a panel discussion titled “The U.S. Role in Fighting ISIS.” The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the Cadillac room of the University Center. 

  • April 12, 2016
    NMU Orchestra Concert April 18

    The Northern Michigan University music department will present a concert by the NMU Orchestra, under the direction of Barbara Rhyneer. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • April 11, 2016
    Black Hawk Helicopter Will Make Stop at NMU

    A UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter will land at the Northern Michigan University campus this week. It will be on a static display from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, April 14, on the soccer fields at the corner of Wright and Lincoln Streets. Beginning at 3 p.m., it will engage in orientation flights for current military members and cadets in NMU’s Wildcat Battalion ROTC program.

  • April 11, 2016
    Student Group's Project Focuses on Flint

    The NMU Students for Sustainability organization plans to send nearly 8,000 cans of water to Flint in the near future, with support from Blackrocks Brewery and Griffin Beverage Company. The project and a series of three campus presentations scheduled this week align with the group’s chosen theme for this year: water quality.

  • April 11, 2016
    NMU Alumni Qualify for Olympics

    Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site Greco-Roman wrestling team alumni Andy Bisek of the Minnesota Storm and Robby Smith of the NYAC earned spots on the 2016 Olympic Team at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials this past weekend in Iowa City, Iowa. They join fellow NMU-OTS alumnus Ben Provisor, of the Colorado Springs, Colo., OTC, who qualified for the team during yesterday’s 85-kilogram final.

  • April 11, 2016
    NMU Percussion Ensemble Performs April 16

    The Northern Michigan University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of James Strain, will present its annual spring concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • April 11, 2016
    Lake Effect Choir Presents 'Taste of Heart & Soul'

    Northern Michigan University’s Lake Effect Show Choir will present “A Taste of Heart & Soul,” an evening of musical entertainment accompanied by appetizers, desserts and beverages. Two performances are scheduled on Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 21. 

  • April 9, 2016
    Walcott Named Newman Civic Fellow

    Olivia Walcott of Allendale, an environmental science major at Northern Michigan University, has been named a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact. The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors undergraduate and graduate students who have taken action in pursuit of long-term social change and who engage and inspire others in their communities.

  • April 8, 2016
    Kibit Semifinalist for National Award

    Christopher Kibit, hospitality and tourism management professor at Northern Michigan University, was a semifinalist for the Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award, presented earlier this week at the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) ChefConnect Convention in Hawaii.

  • April 8, 2016
    NMU Places Third in Gift of Life Challenge

    Northern Michigan University recently earned third place among 12 state universities participating in the Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge. This year’s effort resulted in 235 NMU students registering as organ, tissue and eye donors.

  • April 8, 2016
    NMU Chemistry Students Win First Place for Poster

    The NMU Chemistry Department recently hosted the annual Student Research Symposium of the UP local of the American Chemical Society. The event is for undergraduate and graduate students who are from the Upper Peninsula or attending a U.P. institution. NMU students June Kowalski and Kathryn Kulju won first prize in the undergraduate division.

  • April 7, 2016
    NMU Employees Recognized

    NMU’s newest retirees, along with employees who have reached years-of-service milestones, were honored at the faculty and staff recognition luncheon on April 6. Awards were also presented to distinguished teams, technology innovators and individuals recognized for excellence in service. 

  • April 7, 2016
    NMU Quiz Bowl Team Wins Home Meet

    A Northern Michigan University Quiz Bowl team enjoyed its first undefeated run and took first place at last weekend's home tournament. NMU's team A topped competitors from Lawrence University and Michigan Tech. NMU senior Paul Flaminio also was the highest-scoring individual player.

  • April 6, 2016
    NMU Unveils New Logos

    Northern Michigan University today launched its new academic and athletic logos. The revitalized graphic identity is the result of a year-long process that included extensive research on the distinctive attributes of NMU and feedback on the designs from hundreds of university stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff and alumni.

  • April 5, 2016
    Biology Student Receives Research Grant

    Kaylagh Hollen, a Northern Michigan University biology student, recently received $2,517 through the scientific grant-funding website, Instrumentl, for her research project titled “A New and Rapid Way to Identify Staph Bacteria.” She is working under the guidance of biology professor Josh Sharp.

  • April 5, 2016
    NMU Choir, Arts Chorale Perform April 14

    The Northern Michigan University Choir and Arts Chorale will present a spring festival concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • April 5, 2016
    Be the Match Registration Drive April 11-12

    The Northern Michigan University Volunteer Center will coordinate a Be the Match bone marrow registration drive on campus. The event will take place from 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 11, in the Payne/Halverson lobby and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Jamrich Hall ticket booth near the auditorium. 

  • April 4, 2016
    NMU College of Business Hosts Spring Celebration

    Northern Michigan University’s College of Business is hosting a Kevät Juhla, or spring celebration, on Thursday, April 21. The social hour with cash bar begins at 6 p.m. in the University Center Explorer Rooms, with dinner and the program following at 7 p.m.

  • March 25, 2016
    'Sexual Assault on Trial' April 5

    “Sexual Assault on Trial,” a scenario-based forum that compares the responses of the university and local judicial system to allegations of sexual assault, will be held on Tuesday, April 5, at Northern Michigan University. 

  • March 25, 2016
    NMU Showcases Student Research, Creativity

    Northern Michigan University's 21st annual Celebration of Student Research, Creative Works and Academic Service Learning will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in Jamrich Hall.

  • March 25, 2016
    NMU Screens Royal Ballet's 'Romeo and Juliet'

    The Northern Michigan University music department will host a screening of the Royal Ballet production of “Romeo and Juliet.” The show runs from 5-7:40 p.m. Sunday, April 10, in 1100 Jamrich Hall, with free pizza to follow. Admission is free for NMU students with ID, $5 for students under 18 and $15 for adults.

  • March 25, 2016
    Rolling Stones Trombonist Highlights NMU Jazz Festival

    Michael Davis, composer and trombonist most widely known for playing with the Rolling Stones since 1994, will be the featured guest artist at the Northern Michigan University Jazz Festival. He will perform the closing concert with the NMU Jazz Band and Jazz Combo on Friday, April 8.

  • March 24, 2016
    NCLL Explores Marquette's Golf History

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation on the history of golf in Marquette.  It will also address golf maintenance practices and new advances in golf equipment.

  • March 24, 2016
    NCLL Offers Waltz Workshop

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a workshop on ballroom dancing, focusing on the waltz.

  • March 24, 2016
    NCLL Hosts Family Lore Presentation

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a program titled “Family Stories, Family Surprises.” Bruce Larson, author of “Secrets and Rivals: Wartime Letters and the Parents I Never Knew” will be the presenter.

  • March 24, 2016
    NMU Chili Challenge Tuesday

    The Culinary Students of Northern Michigan University will host their annual Chili Challenge from 3-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in the NMU Jacobetti Complex. The proceeds will benefit Beacon House.

  • March 24, 2016
    NMU Presents Silent French Film with Live Piano

    The Northern Michigan University French Club will present a showing of the classic silent film, La Maison du Mystère (The House of Mystery), with live grand piano accompaniment. The event begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Ontario Room of the University Center. It is free and open to the public.

  • March 24, 2016
    'Leatherheads,' 'North Country' Shown at NMU

    The History Film Series at Northern Michigan University will close with “Leatherheads”  on Monday, April 4, and “North Country” on Monday, April 11. Both will be shown at 7 p.m. in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. Admission is free.

  • March 23, 2016
    NMU New Business Venture Competition Finale March 31

    The final phase of the New Business Venture Competition at Northern Michigan University will be held on Thursday, March 31. It features three components: a trade fair display from 1-2 p.m.; a 60-second elevator pitch presentation from 2-2:15; and an oral presentation of business plans from 2:15-3:45 and 4-5:30.

  • March 23, 2016
    Residential Renewable Energy Talk at NMU

    Residential renewable energy will be the focus of the final seminar of the academic year hosted by the Northern Climate Network at Northern Michigan University. Steve Waller and Ian Olmsted will give the talk at noon Friday, April 8, in 1318 Jamrich Hall. It is free and open to the public.

  • March 23, 2016
    Visiting Writers Give Reading at NMU

    Authors Eula Biss and Jennifer Percy will read from their latest nonfiction books during a visiting writers' program at Northern Michigan University. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the University Center Marquette and Nicolet rooms.

  • March 22, 2016
    Nominations Accepted for UP Folklife Award

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University is seeking public nominations for the 2016 Upper Peninsula Folklife Award. The award recognizes those who make a difference in the creation and/or preservation of Upper Peninsula folk arts, including music, dance, storytelling, crafts and food. Persons or organizations can be nominated. The deadline is Thursday, April 7.

  • March 22, 2016
    Bishop Baraga Presentation at NMU

    James Seelye of Kent State University at Stark will present “Researching the Venerable: Frederic Baraga and the Catholic Hierarchy” at the Central Upper Peninsula & Northern Michigan University Archives. His talk begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in room 126 of the NMU Learning Resources Center.

  • March 22, 2016
    Sigma Xi Honors Bacula

    Karen Bacula, Marquette Senior High School biology teacher and NMU alumnus, received the 2016 Sigma Xi High School Science and Math Teaching Award from the NMU Chapter of Sigma Xi, the National Scientific Research Society.  Bacula graduated from NMU in 1985 with a degree in zoology. She was honored with a plaque and a $100 gift certificate at the annual Sigma Xi banquet held March 17 at the University Center.

  • March 22, 2016
    Summer Writing Institute Accepting Applications

    The Northern Shores Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute is accepting applications from K-16 educators in the upper Midwest region through March 31. Educators will converge at Northern Michigan University in Marquette June 20-23 and 27-30 for an intensive professional experience.

  • March 22, 2016
    NMU Presents 'Secret Garden' Musical

    Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre will present “The Secret Garden” musical Wednesday, April 6, through Saturday, April 9. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., with an additional 1 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday.

  • March 21, 2016
    Faculty Research Grants Announced

    Nine research or scholarly works proposals will receive support from NMU Faculty Research Grants for the 2016-17 academic year. 

  • March 21, 2016
    High School Teams Advance in Economics Challenge

    A record 20 Upper Peninsula teams participated at the regional level of the National Economics Challenge, with support from the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE) at Northern Michigan University. Four of those U.P. teams advanced to the Michigan state finals on Thursday, March 24, in Novi. They will vie for an opportunity to compete at nationals in New York.

  • March 21, 2016
    Legacy of Challenger Astronaut Explored

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a program on “Challenger” astronaut Ron McNair’s legacy and the McNair Scholars Program at Northern Michigan University.

  • March 21, 2016
    NMU International Food Fest Saturday

    The 26th annual International Food Festival at Northern Michigan University will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, in the Jacobetti Complex. 

  • March 18, 2016
    Smith Elected to Second Term as MAPB President

    Eric Smith, director of broadcasting and audio-visual services at Northern Michigan University, has been elected to a second term as president of the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB). 

  • March 18, 2016
    'Comedy of Evil' Comes to NMU March 23

    Award-winning comedian, best-selling author and TV personality Jeff Kreisler will bring his "Comedy Against Evil" to Northern Michigan University. The political stand-up comedy tour tackles the latest campaign news, along with issues and personalities shaping today's world. It is geared toward people of all political stripes and covers topics ranging from health care reform and student loans to filibusters and immigration.

  • March 18, 2016
    Music Seniors Perform Solo Recitals

    Northern Michigan University’s music department will showcase the talents of three seniors in upcoming solo recitals. The students being featured are: Audra Hagan on saxophone at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 26; Abbie Beekman, vocalist, at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 2; and Maggie Kieckhafer on piano at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16. 

  • March 18, 2016
    Invent@NMU Hosts Customer Discovery Class

    Invent@NMU recently hosted an Introduction to Customer Discovery course in its continuing effort to support entrepreneurial growth in the Upper Peninsula. The course was offered in partnership with the University of Michigan’s Center for Entrepreneurship, with funding and support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. It is part of the national Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program.

  • March 17, 2016
    Autonomous Weapons' Moral Judgments Explored

    The next NMU Mathematics and Computer Science Department colloquium will be titled “Future Autonomous Weapons Will Make Moral Judgments.” Philosophy professor Zac Cogley will give the presentation at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 18, in 3100 Jamrich Hall. 

  • March 17, 2016
    Water Policy Expert Gives Talk at NMU

    Robert Glennon, one of the nation's thought leaders and commentators on water policy and law, will present "America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It" at Northern Michigan University. His talk will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in Jamrich 1322. It is sponsored by the NMU Environmental Science Organization.

  • March 16, 2016
    All Strings Considered, Knockabouts Perform April 9

    The Beamier Coffee House Concert Series will present All Strings Considered and The Knockabouts on Saturday, April 9. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Panowski Black Box Theatre in the McClintock Building at Northern Michigan University. The suggested donation is $5.

  • March 16, 2016
    Invent@NMU Highlights Client Success Stories

    More than 150 ideas have come through Invent@NMU’s doors in its 17 months in operation. The organization has launched a website landing page, “Products and Propulsion,” to house and highlight some of these client success stories.

     

  • March 16, 2016
    Coca-Cola Recognizes NMU Student's Repurposed Jewelry

    NMU student Kimberly Norkooli is one of four artists highlighted on the Coca-Cola website for repurposing the company’s recyclable bottles, cans and bottle caps into hip jewelry. Norkooli is a health information processing major who also operates an Etsy shop, EtchingNJewelry. She was inspired by a movie to create her choker-style necklace adorned with silver Coke bottle caps.

  • March 15, 2016
    'Angels of the Underground' Author Gives Talk at NMU

    Japan’s occupation of the U.S.-controlled Philippines, launched shortly after its surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, was one of the most brutal of World War II. It propelled some civilians into subversive resistance movements on behalf of the Allied effort. Angels of the Underground author Theresa Kaminski will visit Northern Michigan University to discuss her new book about four American women who risked their lives to smuggle food and supplies to POW and internment camps, relay strategic information, and serve in guerrilla bands stationed in the hills surrounding Manila. Her Women’s History Month presentation will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 21, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. Admission is free. 

  • March 15, 2016
    Folk Music School Registration Opens

    Registration has opened for the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center's inaugural Folk Music School for high school students, to be held July 17-21 at Northern Michigan University. Interested students can register for the camp and see more information at folkmusicschool.nmu.edu.  

  • March 14, 2016
    Finkbeiner Elected PRSSA National President

    Emma Finkbeiner, a Northern Michigan University senior from Marquette and Harbor Springs, has been elected 2016-17 national president of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

  • March 14, 2016
    NMU Talk Addresses Arctic Ice Melt

    Mark Serreze, director of the University of Colorado National Snow and Ice Data Center, will present “The New Arctic” at Northern Michigan University. 

  • March 14, 2016
    Dental Day Registration March 21-25

    Registration will be open March 21-25 for Marquette-Baraga Dental Day, an event offering free oral health care services for uninsured and underinsured adults from both counties.

  • March 11, 2016
    NMU Screens German Documentary

    Northern Michigan University will present a screening of German Town: The Lost Story of Seaford Town, Jamaica, a documentary by David Ritter. The event begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free. 

  • March 11, 2016
    Guest Horn Recital March 18

    The Northern Michigan University Music Department will host a concert performed by Brian Carter, the principal horn for the Marquette Symphony Orchestra. He will present a diverse program of solo horn literature along with Kelly Haselhuhn, one of his former students.

  • March 11, 2016
    World Languages Day March 18 at NMU

    Northern Michigan University will host World Languages Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 18, in the first-floor lounge of Jamrich Hall.

  • March 11, 2016
    NMU Screens Animated 'Le Tableau'

    The animated French film, Le Tableau, will be shown at Northern Michigan University at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in 1318 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free.

  • March 10, 2016
    'Resilience' Author Jessie Close Visits NMU

    Jessie Close, the author of Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness, will give a presentation at Northern Michigan University on Monday, March 21. Close struggled as a young adult with symptoms that would transform into severe bipolar disorder. Her book features a running commentary and epilogue written by her sister, actress Glenn Close. 

  • March 10, 2016
    NMU Presents Oscar-Nominated Foreign Film

    Northern Michigan University will present Relatos Salavajes, a 2015 Oscar nominee for best foreign language film. The Argentine-Spanish co-production is composed of six separate but related shorts that explore extremities of human behavior involving people in distress. All are written and directed by Damián Szifron. 

  • March 10, 2016
    NMU Screens Polish Film 'Ida'

    Northern Michigan University will hold a screening of the Polish film Ida, the 2015 Academy Award winner for best foreign language film, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 14 in Jamrich 1322. Admission is free.

  • March 8, 2016
    Alumnus Named to Department of Education Committee

    NMU alumnus Aaron Payment is one of two Native education advocates selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Education's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. He is tribal chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. 

  • March 8, 2016
    Women's Hockey Advances to National Championships

    The Northern Michigan women’s club hockey team is competing at the American Collegiate Hockey Association Women's D2 National Championships in Kalamazoo after remaining undefeated in conference play. The Wildcats won their opening round game on Wednesday, 5-1 over California University of Pennsylvania. They will play Rainy River at 5:30 p.m. today (March 10).

     

  • March 8, 2016
    Keith Secola Performs at NMU

    The Native American Student Association at Northern Michigan University will present a free concert by Keith Secola at 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, in Vandament Arena.

  • March 8, 2016
    NMU Hosts Reading by Author Steven Church

    Author Steven Church will give a reading at Northern Michigan University as part of the Visiting Writers Series. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Marquette/Nicolet Rooms of the University Center.

  • March 7, 2016
    'North of the 45th' Exhibition Entries Due March 14

    The DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University is seeking entries for its ninth annual “North of the 45th” upper Midwest juried exhibition. All residents of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin living north of the 45th parallel are encouraged to submit works in any media and of any size for consideration by the March 14 deadline. 

  • March 5, 2016
    Exercise Science Students Present Research

    Northern Michigan University second-year graduate students in exercise science will host a seminar series to present their research. The talks will take place at 6:15 p.m. Mondays, March 7 through April 18, in the PEIF room 241.

  • March 5, 2016
    Ski & Snowboard Team Qualifies for National Championships

    The NMU Alpine Ski & Snowboard Team has qualified for the U.S. Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships March 6-12 in Lake Placid, N.Y. NMU is one of 12 teams that will compete in the showcase event after scoring top finishes at six regional qualifiers. 

  • March 5, 2016
    NCLL Presents Photography Class

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning host a digital photography class taught by professional photographer Kim Marsh. The course will cover digital camera use, photographic techniques and composition. 

  • March 5, 2016
    NCLL Addresses Climate Change

    MARQUETTE, Mich. — The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation on outcomes of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, also known as COP21, as well as Michigan-specific climate issues. 

  • March 4, 2016
    NMU Pow Wow March 12

    Northern Michigan University will host the 23rd annual “Learning to Walk Together” Traditional Pow Wow, with doors opening at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, in Vandament Arena. Grand entries will be at noon and 6 p.m.

  • March 4, 2016
    NMU History Film Series Presents "Ohm Krüger"

    The Northern Michigan University history film series will present Ohm Krüger, a 1941 film created by Josef Goebbel’s Nazi propaganda machine. It is a biopic of Paul Kruger, the Boer guerilla fighter-turned-statesman and first president of South Africa.

  • March 3, 2016
    Talk Addresses Rising Health Care Costs

    The next Your Health presentation at Northern Michigan University will be titled "The Growing Cost of Health Care: Can We Endure It Much Longer?" 

  • March 2, 2016
    Irish Folk Group Dervish Performs March 9

    The Northern Nights performing arts series will close out the season with a concert by multi-award-winning Irish folk group Dervish on Wednesday, March 9. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Kaufman Auditorium.

  • February 29, 2016
    NMU Offers Great Decisions Series

    Northern Michigan University will continue the 2016 Great Decisions Global Discussion Series in March. Great Decisions is a series of critical examinations of foreign policy presented by a roster of nationally known experts.

  • February 29, 2016
    NMU Hosts Visiting Artists

    Artists Alison Reintjes and Anita Kunz will give workshops and public presentations at Northern Michigan University as part of Women's History Month. 

  • February 29, 2016
    Decolonizing Diet Cookbook Signing Reception at NMU

    Northern Michigan University’s Olson Library will host  "Minopagwad (It tastes good): Decolonizing Diet Project Cookbook Signing and Reception" on Tuesday, March 8. The event is being held in conjunction with the national touring exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness. It begins with a panel presentation from 4-5 p.m., followed by a cookbook signing reception featuring Great Lakes indigenous foods from 5-6 p.m. 

  • February 26, 2016
    Social Work Class Receives Grant

    Northern Michigan University's social work department was awarded a $500 Meemic Foundation mini-grant to support a Professionalism Day activity aimed at preparing students for senior year field placement with social service agencies. Erik Bergh of the Bergh Agency-Meemic Insurance presented the check to Ann Crandell-Williams' direct practice methods class.

  • February 26, 2016
    Students Present Research on Political Economy

    Northern Michigan University students enrolled in an international political economy course will present research papers addressing “The Future of Political Economy: Cooperation or Conflict?” The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building.

  • February 25, 2016
    NMU Dining Display Earns Rahoi Award

    NMU Dining is the winner of the 2016 Wildcat Wellness Health Fair "Robin Rahoi Award." The event planning committee presents the award to the entity judged to have the best fair display, based on the following criteria: clarity of health promotion message, attractiveness of display, interaction with participants, usefulness of take-home materials and encouragement of positive health change. Those results are combined with fair participants' votes for their favorite exhibit to determine the winner. The award honors the memory, dedication and energy of Rahoi, former NMU registered dietician.

  • February 25, 2016
    Exercise Science Grad Students Present Research

    Northern Michigan University's School of Health and Human Performance will present its 2016 Exercise Science Seminar Series.  Second-year graduate students will give talks on a variety of topics at 6:15 p.m. Mondays, March 7-April 18, in room 241 of the Physical Education Instructional Facility (PEIF). The public is invited.

  • February 24, 2016
    NMU Hosts Akropolis Reed Quintet

    The Akropolis Reed Quintet will be in residence at Northern Michigan University March 8-12. Its members will deliver classroom presentations at NMU and local schools and participate in mini-performances and jam sessions on campus. The residency will culminate in a public performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in Reynolds Recital Hall.

  • February 24, 2016
    NMU Offers Self-Defense Course for Women

    Northern Michigan University will offer a Rape Aggression Self-Defense class (RAD) for women in March. The four-session course will cover self-defense options that may prove viable if a woman is attacked.

  • February 23, 2016
    Grant Expands Bibliotherapy Resources

    NMU Counseling and Consultation Services has received a $450 grant from the Marquette Co. Suicide Prevention Alliance to build on its existing library of bibliotherapy resources. The funding will be used to purchase books for the mental health lending library, increasing the helpful resources available to enrolled NMU students. The grant is under the direction of Marie Aho. 

  • February 23, 2016
    'Wildcat Night Across the Country' March 5

    The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association has chosen Saturday, March 5, as “Wildcat Night Across the Country.” Alumni groups will meet at various U.S. locations to cheer on the Wildcat hockey team as it competes at home against rival Michigan Tech at 7 p.m. EST.

  • February 19, 2016
    NMU to Pursue Bookstore Contract with Barnes & Noble

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has authorized NMU to enter into contract negotiations with Barnes & Noble College to operate the on-campus bookstore. A university committee unanimously selected Barnes & Noble from among three vendors that responded to a request for proposals last fall.

  • February 19, 2016
    NMU Orchestra Presents Children's Concert

    The Northern Michigan University Orchestra will perform a free concert directed toward an audience ages 4-14 at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Reynolds Recital Hall. 

  • February 19, 2016
    Soul Food Taster Feb. 24

    Northern Michigan’s University’s Black Student Union will present a Soul Food Taster as its final celebration for Black History Month. The event is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Jacobetti Complex commons.  

  • February 18, 2016
    Kim Barker Presentation Feb. 22

    Kim Barker, former South Asia bureau chief for The Chicago Tribune and author of The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan, will speak at Northern Michigan University. 

  • February 18, 2016
    Cogley Responds to Startup Investor's Views

    NMU philosophy professor Zac Cogley wrote a piece that appears on The Critique titled “Paul Graham, Silicon Valley & Economic Inequality.” Graham, the co-founder of tech startup investment firm Y Combinator, had been getting attention for a personal essay on economic inequality on his website. Cogley’s piece dissects and responds to Graham’s views, even putting them in the context of the Flint water crisis.

  • February 17, 2016
    Invent@NMU Expands Clientele

    Invent@NMU's entrepreneurial support is expanding beyond garage and start-up projects to corporate clients. Its latest client is the Marquette-based company, Easy Ice, a national ice subscription service.

  • February 17, 2016
    Grant Supports Alger County Eco-Tourism Study

    Northern Michigan University’s outdoor recreation leadership management program will explore sustainable eco-tourism in Alger County. It has received a grant designed to support innovative economic development strategies that may yield entrepreneurship, job creation and economic innovation in distressed regions of Michigan. 

  • February 17, 2016
    Young Skaters Get Assist from Wildcat Players

    Wildcat hockey players have been lacing up their skates for a purpose beyond practice or competition. They take turns each week doing community service with Marquette Junior Hockey’s “Learn to Skate” program at Lakeview Arena. With youngsters ages 2-7 circling—and sometimes wobbling or falling—around them, the Wildcats say it’s a pleasant reminder of their early days on the ice under the guidance of adult mentors. And judging by their playful interactions with the kids, they fully embrace the importance of providing future players with a fun, enthusiastic introduction to the sport.

  • February 17, 2016
    NMU Alumnus Joins Outdoors Industry Media Team

    NMU alumnus Jay Anglin honed his outdoor skills in the Upper Peninsula while earning his wildlife biology degree. Raised on the water in Northern Indiana, he has been fly-fishing for more than 30 years and guiding hunters and anglers for the last 20. Anglin recently joined Traditions Media, a PR, media communications and social media team specializing in brands representing the outdoors industry.

  • February 17, 2016
    'Anatomy of a Murder' Screening at NMU

    Northern Michigan University Campus Cinema, in conjunction with the NMU Archives, will host a screening of “Anatomy of a Murder” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 in Jamrich 1100.

  • February 16, 2016
    NMU Board Meeting Friday

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees will hold a formal business session during its Feb. 18-19 retreat. The session is scheduled from 9-9:40 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in the University Center Marquette, Nicolet and Cadillac Rooms. To see the agenda and supporting materials, visit nmu.edu/boardbook. 

  • February 16, 2016
    NMU Quiz Bowl Competes in Sectional

    Ten student members of NMU Quiz Bowl competed at the recent sectional tournament in Minneapolis. They were divided into three squads that entered different levels of competition. The highest finish was NMU’s B team, which placed 7th out of 14 schools in Division II.

  • February 15, 2016
    Optogenetic Tools Enlighten Brain Research

    Optogenetic tools, which allow scientists to control neurons in the brain with bursts of light, provide a powerful new way to study the brain. These relatively recent innovations offer greater precision in targeting specific neurotransmitters responsible for behavior than traditional methods such as electrode stimulation. At the urging of a graduate student, Northern Michigan University’s neuroscience program has acquired the cutting-edge technology and genetically modified animals required to conduct research typically reserved for larger institutions.

  • February 12, 2016
    NMU Online Teaching Degrees Among Most Affordable

    Northern Michigan University ranks 18th nationwide for most affordable online teaching degrees, according to the 2016 rankings posted by the SR Education Group on its website, OnlineU. NMU is the only Michigan institution on the Top 25 list.

  • February 12, 2016
    NMU Choir Concert

    The Northern Michigan University Music Department will present a concert titled “Choral Music from the Western World” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

  • February 12, 2016
    Entrepreneur Training Info Session Feb. 17

    The Innovate Marquette SmartZone will hold an informational session titled "Do You Have the Next Big Idea?" on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Northern Michigan University. It is designed for individuals or start-up teams who might be interested in applying for the LaunchPad Tech Business Start-Up Coaching program for entrepreneurs. Sessions will begin soon.

  • 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 11, 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 11, 2016
    NMU Dining Hosts Beer and Wine Pairing Event

    Northern Michigan University Dining Services will partner with Gordon Food Service (GFS) to host a Wine and Beer Pairing Event on Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. Attendees will travel through food sampling stations that feature wine or local beer designed to enhance the flavor profile.

  • February 11, 2016
    'In the Name of the Father' Shown at NMU

    The Northern Michigan University history film series continues with a showing of “In the Name of the Father” starring Daniel Day-Lewis on Monday, Feb. 15. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. Admission is free.

  • 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 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 nmu.edu/winterfest.

  • 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.

  • February 5, 2016
    NMU Hosts UP200 Warming Tent

    The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association will host a hospitality tent near the start gate of the UP200 sled dog race on Friday, Feb. 12. It will be open to the public from 6-9 p.m. on the corner of Washington and Fourth Street in the Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP) parking lot. 

  • February 5, 2016
    Summer Job Fair Feb. 10

    Northern Michigan University’s Career Services will host a Summer Job Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The event is an opportunity for companies and organizations to hire for summer full-time positions, part-time jobs and internships. The 97 employers scheduled to participate will be the most ever represented at this event. NMU students and alumni are welcome to attend at no cost. 

  • February 5, 2016
    'Race and Class in America' Talk at NMU

    An upcoming Black History Month presentation at Northern Michigan University will address  “Race and Class in America: Why What Impacts African Americans Impacts All Americans.” Carter Wilson, head of NMU’s political science department, will give the talk from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in 2904 West Science Building. The public is invited.

  • February 4, 2016
    Northern Nights Presents Jayme Stone's Lomax Project

    The Northern Nights performing arts series at Northern Michigan University will present Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project on Thursday, Feb. 11. Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this collaboration brings together award-winning banjoist and composer Stone and some of North America’s most distinctive roots musicians to revive, recycle and reimagine traditional music.

  • February 4, 2016
    NCLL Hosts Anderson Lake Snowshoe

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a winter snowshoe hike around Anderson Lake on Friday, Feb. 19. It will be a simple trek at a slow to moderate pace, followed by a Dutch treat meal at the Up North Lodge.

     

  • February 4, 2016
    NCLL Offers South American Dinner

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present a South American ethnic dinner at on Thursday, Feb. 18. The event runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Chez Nous restaurant in the Northern Michigan University Jacobetti Complex. It begins with a tasting buffet with foods from a variety of South American countries. Dinner will feature a soup from Brazil, a main course from Peru and desserts from Argentina and Ecuador.

  • February 3, 2016
    NMU Biology Department Hosts Darwin Week Events

    The Northern Michigan University biology department has planned four events next week around Charles Darwin’s birthdate. All are free and open to the public. Darwin was born Feb. 12, 1809. He is best-known for his contributions to evolutionary theory and his related book, On the Origin of Species.

  • February 2, 2016
    Student Honored by Marquette Rotary

    NMU junior Haley Knight of Muskegon received the Marquette Rotary Club’s Community Citizen Award. She founded the NMU student organization, Rotaract, part of an international network of young leaders ages 18-30 who take action in their communities, develop their leadership and professional skills, and engage in social and networking opportunities.

  • February 2, 2016
    Fringe Fest Coming to NMU

    Northern Michigan University presents Fringe Fest, a revolving combination of four different theatrical pieces performed, produced and directed by students in the theater and entertainment arts program.  

  • February 1, 2016
    NMU Student Raises $2,000 for Local High School

    A Northern Michigan University student raised $2,000 to support Marquette Alternative High School’s planned all-female trip to Washington, D.C. as part of its “She Believed” program. Brooke Baily, a special education major from Barrington, Ill., was inspired after only two visits to the school to launch an online crowd-funding campaign while home over NMU’s winter break. She did it unbeknownst to MAHS staff. More than 60 family members or friends with no connection to Marquette either contributed to the campaign or shared it on social media.

  • February 1, 2016
    Sundre Grand Opening Feb. 3

    NMU Dining will hold a grand opening for its new location, Sundre Snack and Supply Co., on Wednesday, Feb. 3. If inclement weather closes campus, it will shift to Feb. 4. The event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the store, located in the lower level of the Learning Resources Center. It will feature samples of new salads and other snacks. Sundre serves as a collective micro-market of wholesome foods and everyday supplies at the center of campus.

  • February 1, 2016
    Location, Ticketing Change for Dervish Concert

    The Northern Nights concert on March 9 with the Irish group, Dervish, is being moved to Kaufman Auditorium in Graveraet Elementary School on Front Street. The concert was originally scheduled to take place in Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre, which is undergoing renovations that will not be completed in time. Current ticket holders should visit the NMU ticket office in the Superior Dome to return their tickets and select new seats in Kaufman Auditorium. For more information on tickets, please contact the NMU Ticket Office at 227-1032.

  • January 29, 2016
    NMU Jacobetti Complex Open House Feb. 10

    Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Complex will host an open house of its career and technical education programs on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The event runs from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Prospective students have an opportunity to win a $500 scholarship. They can also tour the learning labs and meet with faculty and current students to discuss programs and career options.  

  • January 29, 2016
    REVISED TIME: NMU Presents 'The Colored Museum'

    We were just notified that the time indicated in the previous release on this theater production was incorrect. We would appreciate your help in relaying the correct time, as indicated below, between now and Saturday afternoon. Thank you. 

  • January 29, 2016
    NMU Offers Global Discussion Series

    Northern Michigan University will present the 2016 Great Decisions Global Discussion Series. Great Decisions is a series of critical examinations of foreign policy presented by a roster of nationally known experts. NMU’s political science department and international programs office are partnering with the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan to share these presentations on campus. 

  • January 28, 2016
    NCLL Hosts DeVos Art Museum Program

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will partner with the Northern Michigan University Retiree Association to host a presentation by Emily Lanctot, DeVos Art Museum collections and outreach curator. She will share information about the museum’s history, programs and exhibits. Lanctot also will lead a tour of the “Metamodern” exhibit and the NMU art studios. 

  • January 27, 2016
    Olson Library Hosts 'Native Voices' Touring Exhibition

    Northern Michigan University’s Olson Library has been selected to host a new traveling exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the free exhibition explores the connection between wellness, illness and cultural life through a combination of interviews, artwork, objects and interactive media. It will be on display at NMU Feb. 3-March 17.

  • January 27, 2016
    Kitwana Addresses 'Politics of Hip-Hop and Policing' at NMU

    Bakari Kitwana, a journalist and national thought leader in the area of hip-hop activism, will speak at Northern Michigan University for Black History Month. His talk is titled "The Politics of Hip-Hop and Policing: From N.W.A. to #BlackLivesMatter." 

  • January 26, 2016
    MPA Student Prepares Soo's Master Rec Plan

    Alex Strobehn, a Master of Public Administration student at NMU, prepared the master recreation plan for the City of Sault Ste. Marie that goes into effect Feb. 1. What started out as a short-term directed study morphed into a more complex project incorporating a public survey and detailed analysis of the city’s recreation services. Strobehn was so committed to drafting a quality plan for a community he admires that he invested about 400 hours, enrolled in an internship class he wasn’t required to take and even worked on the project during his military deployment to Kuwait.

  • January 26, 2016
    Vintage Ski Day at Marquette Mountain Feb. 6

    The Beaumier Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame are planning a Vintage Ski Day at Marquette Mountain on Saturday, Feb. 6. Participants will have an opportunity to go back in time and possibly win prizes while gliding down the hill on old skis or wearing retro ski apparel. Marquette Mountain will donate $5 to the museums for each person who buys a day ski pass in a vintage ski outfit.

  • January 26, 2016
    NMU Alumna Receives Reading Educator Award

    NMU alumna and Graveraet Elementary kindergarten teacher Erika Morrison is the recipient of the Michigan Reading Association’s K-6 Educator Award. She will be honored March 19 at the 60th annual MRA conference in Detroit. NMU professor Christi Edge nominated Morrison for the award.

  • January 25, 2016
    NMU Board Elects 2016 Chair, Vice Chair

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees elected H. Sook Wilkinson of Bloomfield Hills as board chair for calendar year 2016 and Thomas Zurbuchen of Ann Arbor as vice chair.

  • January 25, 2016
    Grams Honored for Innovative Scholarship

    Northern Michigan University student Tim Grams was recently honored as the Region III winner of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Prize for innovative work by a graduate student. Grams is completing his master's degree in English/theatre. 

  • January 22, 2016
    Joubert Puts New Dietary Guidelines in Perspective

    The new federal dietary guidelines released this month have generated mixed reviews. A notable change is a specific restriction on sugar intake—less than 10 percent of daily calories. Those who enjoy eggs and shellfish, high-fat nuts and avocados, coffee or an occasional alcoholic beverage can be reassured that the emphasis is on moderation and a healthy eating pattern “across the lifespan.” But critics say the guidelines don’t adequately address health and sustainability concerns related to red and processed meats. Assistant professor Lanae Joubert said the advice is one of many available tools and is open to varied interpretations.

  • January 22, 2016
    'French Table' Convenes at NMU

    The French Program at Northern Michigan University will hold weekly French speaking segments titled “La Table Francaise.” These sessions are to help students brush up on their high school French skills. They will take place from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays through the winter semester in room 326 of Olson Library. Participants of all levels of language are welcome. This program is free. For more information, contact Nell Kupper at nkupper@nmu.edu or 227-2648.

  • January 21, 2016
    Northern Climate Network Seminar Explores Bio-Char

    The Northern Climate Network at Northern Michigan University will continue its seminar series with “What is Bio-Char?” Heather Nobert, Marquette native and Nebraska Forest Service employee, will give the talk at noon Friday, Jan. 29, in 1318 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited.

  • January 21, 2016
    Students Receive Research Grants

    The NMU Grants and Contracts Office reports that two biology graduate students each received $1,000 from the Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid Research Program for their research projects under the direction of professor Kurt Galbreath. The Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid Research Program is a highly competitive process; only about 15 percent of applicants receive any level of funding.

  • January 21, 2016
    Olson Library Showcases Student Art

    Northern Michigan University’s Lydia M. Olson Library will host its first juried student art show from Monday, Feb. 1 through Friday, March 11. The pieces that will be on display represent a variety of media submitted by NMU students. An opening reception is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. 

  • January 21, 2016
    History Film Series Opens with 'A Knight's Tale'

    Northern Michigan University's Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, history department and NMU History Club are collaborating on a history film series over several weeks this semester. Faculty or staff members will introduce films set in historic eras and hold a discussion after the screening. The series opens with A Knight’s Tale, starring Health Ledger and Paul Bettany.

  • January 19, 2016
    Snyder Recognizes Invent@NMU in State of the State

    Gov. Rick Snyder singled out Invent@NMU in Tuesday night’s State of the State address. The program gives students real-world experience helping clients take physical products from concept to market. Under the guidance of professional mentors, students develop competitive skill sets related to design, manufacturing and marketing. Representing Invent@NMU in the gallery at the speech and asked by the governor to stand were: Dave Ollila, executive director; and Rachel Griep, student employee from Dayton, Ohio.

  • January 19, 2016
    NMU College of Business Announces Semester Events

    Northern Michigan University’s College of Business has announced its winter semester schedule of events. Most will involve Upper Peninsula business professionals and employers; some are open to community members. All events are free and require advance registration, unless otherwise indicated.

  • January 18, 2016
    NMU Diversity Common Reader Selection Explores Mental Illness

    Northern Michigan University will host a Diversity Common Reader Program built around Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness. The book is written by Jessie Close, who struggled as a young adult with symptoms that would transform into severe bipolar disorder, with running commentary and an epilogue written by her sister, actress Glenn Close. Up to 240 free copies of the book will be distributed to NMU students beginning at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, in the atrium of the Hedgcock Building. NMU faculty and staff, as well as community members, are also encouraged to read this selection and participate in program activities.

  • January 18, 2016
    Autism Language Skills Focus of NMU Colloquium

    The Northern Michigan University psychology department will host a presentation titled “Teaching Complex Verbal Operants to Children with Autism.” Jacob Daar, an assistant professor candidate from Southern Illinois University, will give the talk. The event begins at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, in West Science 3808. It is free and open to the public.  

  • January 18, 2016
    Paris Climate Talks Presentation Friday

    The Northern Climate Network at Northern Michigan University is hosting a Climate Network Seminar Series throughout the 2016 winter semester. The series begins with “Paris Climate Talks: What’d They Say and Why?” at noon Friday, Jan. 22, in 1318 Jamrich Hall. Jenn Hill, program manager at Superior Watershed Partnership, will present the seminar. The public is invited.

  • January 15, 2016
    KBIC Supports NMU Pow Wow

    The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) has contributed $10,500 to support this year's "Learning to Walk Together" traditional pow wow at Northern Michigan University. The NMU Native American Student Association submitted a proposal to the KBIC seeking support for the event. The 23rd annual pow wow will be held Saturday, March 12, in Vandament Arena, with grand entries at noon and 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

  • January 15, 2016
    Science on Tap Addresses Evolution

    The next event in the Science on Tap series at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. will be titled "Where Did We Come From? New Genetic Evidence for Human Evolution." Neil Cumberlidge, Northern Michigan University biology professor, will give the talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Ore Dock's community space on the second floor. Admission is free to all ages.

  • January 15, 2016
    Fly Tying and Casting Classes Offered at NMU

    The Northern Michigan University Fly Fishing Club, with support from the Fred Waara chapter of Trout Unlimited, will offer free fly tying and fly casting classes on Thursdays, Jan. 28-Feb. 25. The classes are open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Equipment and materials will be provided.

  • January 15, 2016
    NCLL Hosts Game Night

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a game night from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1700 W. Fair Avenue. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite board games, a deck of cards, a cribbage board or a new game idea. Desserts and warm beverages will be served.

  • January 14, 2016
    NMU Faculty Member Receives NEA Fellowship

    Monica McFawn Robinson, author and assistant professor of English at Northern Michigan University, has received a $25,000 creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is one of 37 fiction and creative nonfiction writers from 17 states selected to receive the grants. The NEA fellowships give writers the time and space to create, revise, conduct research and connect with readers.

  • January 13, 2016
    UP-AHEC Receives Support for Dental Day

    The Upper Peninsula Area Health Education Center (UP-AHEC), based at Northern Michigan University, has received  $3,000 from the Delta Dental Foundation to help support Dental Day for residents of Marquette and Baraga Counties.

  • January 11, 2016
    NMU President Announces New Realignment Plan

    With the recent approval of the new strategic plan by the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees, President Fritz Erickson today announced the first steps toward implementation, including changes across all divisions of the university.

  • January 8, 2016
    NMU Gauges Interest in Community Grants Office

    Opportunities to collaborate and share resources are the factors driving Northern Michigan University to hold a public forum on Monday, Jan. 25, to explore the potential of a community grants office. The forum will be held from 5-6 p.m. in the Charcoal Room of the University Center.

  • January 6, 2016
    NMU Library Seeks Student Art for Exhibit

    Northern Michigan University’s Olson Library will host its first juried student art exhibition and is seeking submissions of 2D and 3D pieces from NMU undergraduate and graduate students. The deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.

  • January 4, 2016
    NMU Holds Auditions for 'The Secret Garden'

    Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre will hold community auditions for adult roles in the musical, The Secret Garden. Children's roles have been cast. Appointments can be scheduled online for the evenings of Tuesday, Jan. 12, or Wednesday, Jan. 13, with callbacks beginning at 8 p.m. Jan. 13.

  • December 21, 2015
    Union Suits, John Gillette & Sarah Mittlefehldt Perform

    The Beaumier Coffee House Series will present the Union Suits and the duo, John Gillette & Sarah Mittlefehldt. They will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, in the Black Box Theatre in Northern Michigan University’s McClintock Building. The suggested donation is $5 for adults and $1 for students.

  • December 12, 2015
    Alumnus and 501st Legion Member Awaits 'Star Wars' Opening

    NMU alumnus Brendon Ewers is among those eagerly anticipating the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He will play double duty on opening weekend, watching the film as a diehard fan of the series and also greeting theater patrons before some shows dressed as a Stormtrooper. Ewers is a member of the 501st Legion, billed as “the world’s definitive Imperial costuming organization.” The legion and its subgroups, such as the Great Lakes Garrison to which Ewers belongs, provide a network for fans to research and develop screen-quality Star Wars props and costumes. Members also serve their communities and various charitable organizations. 

  • December 11, 2015
    Board Approves Revised Budget, Property Sale

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved a revised general fund operating budget of $105.7 million for 2015-16, a decrease from the $108.3 million previously approved at the board’s July meeting. The revised budget includes estimated cost-saving measures in general categories to counter a $2.6 million shortfall in tuition and fee revenue associated with this year’s enrollment decline.

     

  • December 11, 2015
    'The Mad Feast' Offers Fresh Approach to Food Writing

    Food typically plays a prominent role in holiday celebrations with family and friends. It also can serve as a distinctive representation of a particular region. Matthew Gavin Frank, author and NMU English department faculty member, has served up a holiday gift idea for foodies and general readers alike. His latest book offers a richly illustrated culinary tour of the United States with 50 signature dishes and a “radical exploration of our gastronomic heritage.” It is titled The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America’s Food 

  • December 10, 2015
    NMU Wins Honorable Mention from CASE V

    A Northern Michigan University event held in conjunction with Fall Fest received honorable mention in the awards program sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District V. It was entered in the “excellence in special events-individual event” category and was a collaborative effort of Alumni Relations, the NMU Foundation, University Marketing and Communications and outside vendors. The event was titled “Follow the Trail: Connecting the Campus to the Importance of Alumni Engagement and Private Giving.”

  • December 10, 2015
    NMU Faculty Honored

    Northern Michigan University faculty members were honored at the annual Celebration of Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship ceremony. Recipients and their awards are: Maggie Moore of the School of Health and Human Performance, Excellence in Teaching; Steve Hughes of Art and Design and Mounia Ziat of Psychology, Excellence in Scholarship; and Scott Demel of Sociology and Anthropology, Breanne Carlson and Chris Kirk of Health and Human Performance and Kristi Robinia of the School of Nursing, Technology Innovation. 

  • December 9, 2015
    ISIS Panel Discussion at NMU Dec. 16

    William McCants, author of The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State, will participate in a phone conference at Northern Michigan University. A panel discussion will follow. The event is scheduled from 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, in 1318 Jamrich Hall. 

  • December 4, 2015
    Biology Student Wins Top Poster Award at National Conference

    Northern Michigan University senior and McNair Scholar Tiaira Porter received an award for presenting one of the top 15 neuroscience research posters, from 300 submissions in the discipline, at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Seattle, Wash. She also was invited to apply for a post-baccalaureate fellowship with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Porter is a biology major, chemistry minor and recipient of the Paulus McNair Scholarship through the NMU Foundation. She attended the conference with her research mentor and NMU biology faculty member, Erich Ottem.

  • December 4, 2015
    NMU Alumni Offer Encouragement to Theater Students

    Angelina Fiordellisi and Nikki Nanos recently returned to NMU, where they met as students, to share their respective journeys in the New York and Los Angeles entertainment industries. They participated in an Inside the Actors Studio-style public forum, visited NMU theater experience classes and held individual feedback sessions with students who presented audition monologues.

  • December 4, 2015
    Library Brings in Therapy Animals in Advance of Finals

    NMU's Olson Library recruited Dixie, a therapy miniature horse, and several therapy dogs from Superiorland Pet Partners to provide stress relief for NMU students as they prepare for final exams. Dixie was on campus Thursday night outside the library on the academic mall. She may be back for a return engagement on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The dogs were inside the library. All of the animals received plenty of hands-on attention from NMU students.

  • December 3, 2015
    Isaacson Receives PRSSA Hall of Fame Award

    Northern Michigan University assistant professor Tom Isaacson and the NMU chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America received awards at the recent PRSSA national conference in Atlanta, Ga. Isaacson, a faculty member in the communication and performance studies department, received the PRSSA Hall of Fame Award. The NMU chapter he advises earned the Star Chapter Award. A delegation of 15 students accompanied Isaacson to the conference.

  • December 3, 2015
    NMU Presents 'Santaland Diaries' Dinner Theater

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Coco’s Restaurant in Marquette. Two performances are scheduled: a 7:30 p.m. show with a full-course dinner (vegetarian option available); and a midnight show with appetizers. The production is a fundraiser for the NMU First Nighters Club.

  • December 2, 2015
    NMU Student Commencement Speaker, Soloist Announced

    Trevor Case of Chatham, Mich. will be the student speaker at Northern Michigan University’s mid-year commencement on Saturday, Dec. 12. He will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship and a double minor in anthropology and alternative energies. Lauren Larsen of Brighton, Mich., will be the student soloist.

  • November 25, 2015
    Pummill to Deliver NMU Commencement Keynote

    Danny Pummill, acting under secretary for benefits in the Department of Veterans Affairs, will be the keynote speaker at Northern Michigan University’s mid-year commencement on Saturday, Dec. 12. He also will be awarded an honorary doctorate of public service. The NMU alumnus graduated in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement.

  • November 24, 2015
    NMU Associate Professor, Student Win Top Paper Award

    Northern Michigan University associate professor Jessica Thompson and undergraduate student Jose Aburto from Cicero, Ill., won the Top Paper in Environmental Communication Award at the National Communication Association Conference in Las Vegas. They were recognized for their research titled, Ecosystem-What? Public Understanding and Trust in Conservation Science and Ecosystem Services. Aburto also gave a formal presentation highlighting the results of the paper on Nov. 19. He is a participant in the McNair Scholars Program and is pursuing a public relations major and sustainability minor. Thompson teaches courses in public relations and communication studies.

  • November 24, 2015
    NCLL Tours Sawyer Airport

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation at Sawyer International Airport. The discussion will address Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and airline guidelines regarding acceptable luggage. There will also be handouts, examples of allowable items and a question-and-answer period.

  • November 24, 2015
    NMU's Lighting Up the Holidays Dec. 2

    Northern Michigan University will host its 28th annual Lighting up the Holidays from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. The event is free and open to the public. Activities at the University Center include a visit from Santa and photos, horse-drawn hayrides, face painting, free children's books, entertainment, games, crafts and refreshments.

  • November 23, 2015
    Regional Police Academy Meeting Dec. 1

    The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will hold a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1, for those planning to attend the 2016 academy. The meeting will run from 5-5:45 p.m. in room 132 of the Jacobetti Complex. It is intended for those who will participate in the May 2-Aug. 16 session.

  • November 18, 2015
    NMU Named Military Friendly School

    Northern Michigan University has been named a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media. This is NMU’s seventh consecutive appearance on the list. The designation honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are “doing the most to embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.”

  • November 18, 2015
    Oxford Fellow Gives Nutrition and Health Talk at NMU

    Dr. Paul Clayton, an Oxford Fellow with the Royal Society of Medicine, will present “Dietary Shifts and Changes in Public Health Patterns” at Northern Michigan University. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in the Jamrich Hall auditorium. The public is invited. 

  • November 18, 2015
    Claudia Schmidt Performance Dec. 4

    Folk singer Claudia Schmidt will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the Marquette Regional History Center. This Beaumier Coffee House concert is co-sponsored by the Hiawatha Music Co-op and the Marquette Regional History Center. A Michigan native, Schmidt has spent more than four decades as a touring professional. She has played in North American and European venues ranging from intimate clubs to 4,000-seat theaters to festival stages before a crowd of 25,000. Schmidt has recorded 19 albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues and jazz idioms featuring her acclaimed skills playing 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer.

  • November 17, 2015
    NCLL Hosts Immigration Discussion

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a discussion titled "Immigration: A 21st Century Challenge.” The event will explore the legal, religious and educational aspects of immigration.

  • November 13, 2015
    Alien Presentation at NMU

    The UFO alien, with its lightbulb head and enormous eyes, is the 20th century's contribution to the Halloween gallery of witches, ghosts and assorted terrors. Who is this creature? How did it come to be part of our cultural landscape? What is it here to teach us about ourselves, our yearnings and our fears? David Halperin, a religious studies professor turned novelist, explores these questions and comes to some unconventional answers. He will give a presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in 1318 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited free of charge.

  • November 13, 2015
    School of Art and Design Presents Artist's Talk

    Brian Dudley Barrett, an independent scholar from the United Kingdom, will present "Coastal Artists' Colonies of Europe's North Sea" at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in room 165 of the Art and Design Building.

  • November 13, 2015
    Indigenous Foods Presentation at NMU

    Martin Reinhardt, assistant professor of Native American studies at Northern Michigan University, will present “Pre-colonization Diet and Indigenous Foods" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center. The center is located in 105 Cohodas Hall at NMU. 

  • November 13, 2015
    Bat-Moth Presentation at NMU

    Akito Kawahara, assistant professor at the University of Florida and curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History, will present "Bat-moth interactions and ultrasound evolution" at Northern Michigan University. This NMU biology department seminar is scheduled from 4-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited. 

  • November 12, 2015
    DeVos Loans Shiras Prints to Paris Museum

    NMU’s DeVos Art Museum has loaned several prints by renowned wildlife photographer George Shiras III (1859-1942) to the Museum of Hunting and Nature in Paris. Shiras developed breakthrough methods for photographing animals at night in natural habitats—largely in the Upper Peninsula—and continues to be recognized for his contributions. The Paris exhibition of his work runs through Feb. 14. It features prints from the DeVos Art Museum and National Geographic magazinewhich prominently showcased 74 of Shiras’ pictures in a July 1906, single-article issue titled, “Hunting Wild Game with Flashlight and Camera.”   

  • November 11, 2015
    Women Discuss Entertainment Industry at NMU

    Angelina Fiordellisi and Nikki Nanos will return to Northern Michigan University, where they met as students, to participate in a public forum and lead workshops for NMU students. The women will discuss their experiences in the entertainment worlds of Los Angeles and New York at a forum that will follow a format similar to Inside the Actors Studio. The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in the Panowski Black Box Theatre in the McClintock Building. NMU professor Paul Truckey will serve as the moderator. There is no admission charge.

  • November 11, 2015
    Visiting Prof Explores 'Weak States in International Relations Theory'

    Hanna Samir Kassab, a visiting professor in Northern Michigan University’s political science department, will give a public presentation based on her book, Weak States in International Relations Theory: The Cases of Armenia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Lebanon and Cambodia.” The event will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. There is no admission charge.

  • November 11, 2015
    Athletic Training Students Win State Quiz Bowl

    An NMU team won the quiz bowl event at the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society's Annual Student Educational Conference on Nov. 8. This was the first victory for NMU in the yearly competition. Fifteen state schools participate, including the University of Michigan and Michigan State. NMU's team will now represent Michigan in the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association quiz bowl in March, competing against students from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. The NMU students are Duane Bair from Huntington, Ind., Tyler Hillstead of Rochester, Mich., and Justin Young of Ishpeming. Other athletic training students also attended the conference.

  • November 10, 2015
    NMU Students Assist City with Recycling Survey

    Four NMU students designed and launched a recycling survey included in recent Marquette utility bills. They are enrolled in the senior capstone course, human impact on the environment, taught by Susy Ziegler (Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences). The main goal of the project is to gather information on community recycling knowledge and habits and make recommendations for improvement.

  • November 10, 2015
    NMU Orchestra, Jazz Band Concerts Scheduled

    Two Northern Michigan University instrumental groups will perform in concert on consecutive nights. Both events begin at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall. The NMU Orchestra will present a "pops" concert featuring energetic arrangements of popular film and holiday music on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The NMU Jazz Band will perform music by Sonny Rollins, Oscar Pettiford, Charlie Parker, Maria Schneider and more on Thursday, Nov. 19. Admission is free.

  • November 9, 2015
    NMU French Club Screens Silent Film

    The Northern Michigan University French Club will present a showing of the classic silent film, La Maison du Mystère (The House of Mystery), with live grand piano accompaniment. The event begins at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the Ontario Room of the University Center. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • November 9, 2015
    NMU President Seeks Public Input on Strategic Plan

    Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson invites community members and NMU alumni to participate in a discussion of the university's strategic plan draft. He has been meeting with campus groups to gather input throughout the semester and would like to broaden participation to obtain the perspective of as many stakeholders as possible.

  • November 9, 2015
    NMU Choir, Madrigal Singers Perform Sunday

    The Northern Michigan University Choir and Madrigal Singers will perform holiday-themed pieces in celebration of Thanksgiving and Christmas at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in Reynolds Recital Hall in the Hedgcock Building. Admission is free.

  • November 9, 2015
    NMU to Screen Royal Ballet's 'Swan Lake'

    The Northern Michigan University music department will bring a London production to campus with a screening of the Royal Ballet's production of Swan Lake. It will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in the Jamrich Hall auditorium.

  • November 9, 2015
    NCLL Hosts Author Presentation

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host an author talk with Matthew Gavin Frank related to his new book, The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America’s Food. Frank examines a quintessential dish from each state, interweaving the culinary with personal and cultural associations of each region.

     

  • November 6, 2015
    NMU Receives Sexual Assault Programming Grant

    Northern Michigan University will receive $30,000 in funding from the Michigan State Police campus sexual assault grant program. First Lady Sue Snyder recently announced the awards that will be distributed to 22 Michigan colleges and universities. The grant program encourages new approaches designed to change the overall culture of sexual assault among the college-age population. A key and innovative component of NMU’s initiative, “End Sexual Violence: 50 Shades of K(no)w,” will be outreach to regional school districts to raise awareness before students enter college.

  • November 6, 2015
    UP Forests and Climate Change Talk at NMU

    The Northern Climate Network at Northern Michigan University will host a presentation titled "UP Forests and Climate Change: Risks, Opportunities and Ways to Adapt" on Friday, Nov. 13. Stephen Handler, climate change specialist for the U.S. Forest Service, will lead the discussion at noon in 1318 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited.

  • November 6, 2015
    NMU Group Hosts Reel Rock Film, Headlamp Climbing

    The South Superior Climbing Club at Northern Michigan University will host a screening of the annual Reel Rock Film Tour, followed by a “Midnight Madness” climbing activity, on Friday, Nov. 13. Both are open to the public.  

  • November 5, 2015
    Richmond Receives MCTE Fries Award

    Kia Jane Richmond, an English professor at Northern Michigan University, received the Charles Carpenter Fries Award from the Michigan Council of Teachers of English. She was honored at the MCTE fall conference Oct. 30 in East Lansing. 

  • November 4, 2015
    NMU Presents 'Into the Woods'

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present the Stephen Sondheim musical, Into The Woods. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11-14 and Nov. 18-21, with additional 1 p.m. matinee performances on Nov. 14 and 21. The production will be performed in the James A Panowski Black Box Theatre.

  • November 4, 2015
    Class Raises Funds for Children's Books

    Four Marquette elementary schools will receive free books, thanks to the fundraising efforts of Northern Michigan University students enrolled in a “small group process” class taught by Sara Potter. They collected $1,400, which will be divided among Superior Hills, Sandy Knoll, Graveraet and North Star Academy.

  • November 4, 2015
    Wisaal Concert Friday

    Wisaal, an Arabic-influenced world music ensemble based in Lansing, will perform a concert as part of the Northern Nights series at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in Forest Roberts Theatre.

  • November 3, 2015
    Percussion Concert Sunday

    The Northern Michigan University music department will host a percussion ensemble concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, in Reynolds Recital Hall. 

  • November 3, 2015
    Native American Films Featured at NMU

    Three films will be shown at Northern Michigan University in conjunction with Native American Heritage Month: Our Fires Still Burn at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12; Christmas in the Clouds at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16; and Smoke Signals at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. All three will be shown in the Whitman Hall Commons with a discussion following each screening. The public is invited.

  • November 3, 2015
    NCLL Hosts Edmund Fitzgerald Talk

    Historian Fred Stonehouse, a recognized authority on the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, will give a presentation marking the 40th anniversary of the tragedy through the Northern Center for Lifelong Learning. He will explain the mysterious loss of the 729-foot ore carrier with all 29 people on board on Nov. 10 1975. It is often described as the great shipwreck on the Great Lake.

  • November 3, 2015
    NCLL Hosts Independent Travel Program

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a talk on independent travel on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Sandi Poindexter will address planning methods, safety concerns and information on rentals, hotels and hostels. She will also discuss her travels from the Netherlands to Switzerland and countries in between.

  • October 30, 2015
    Decolonizing Diet Project Impacts Native American Heritage Month

    The Decolonizing Diet Project, in which volunteers committed a full year to eating foods indigenous to the Great Lakes region, was initiated in 2012 by associate professor Martin Reinhardt of the Center for Native American Studies. The DDP has had a lingering impact on campus and beyond, particularly this year as the center ushers in Native American Heritage Month.

  • October 29, 2015
    Detroit Mayor Gives Talk at NMU

    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will give a presentation on the revitalization of Detroit on Monday, Nov. 2, at Northern Michigan University. His talk begins at 3 p.m. in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. It is free and open to the public.

  • October 29, 2015
    First Nations Food Taster Nov. 6

    The Northern Michigan University Native American Student Association is hosting its 15th annual First Nations Food Taster from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the NMU Jacobetti Complex. This year’s menu features recipes from the Decolonizing Diet Project, as well as contemporary Native American dishes. Selections include pumpkin cornbread, bison/venison meatloaf, sweet potatoes, sun butter cookies, wild rice and three sisters casserole. Elda Tate will provide Native American flute music.

  • October 29, 2015
    Actor Sean Astin Coming to NMU

    Actor Sean Astin will present “Life Lessons from a Career in Film” at Northern Michigan University on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center. Astin is best known for his film roles as Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the title character of Rudy and Mikey Walsh in The Goonies

  • October 29, 2015
    Play Reading Marks 40th Anniversary of Edmund Fitzgerald Tragedy

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present a concert reading of professor Shelley Russell’s Holdin’ Our Own: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. This special event coincides with the 40th anniversary of the ship’s sinking. It begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Jamrich Hall auditorium (room 1100). Tickets are free and available in advance at the Forest Roberts Theatre box office.

  • October 26, 2015
    Black Student Union Recruits for NMU by Bus

    Campus visits are a highly effective recruiting tool because they allow students to experience the distinctive qualities of the university and community that cannot be fully conveyed through a website or brochure. But for high school students who can’t make the trip to Northern, perhaps the next best thing is to bring Northern to them. That is exactly what the Black Student Union did during an ambitious Oct. 18-22 recruiting bus trip that stopped at nine schools in the Chicago and Detroit areas. 

  • October 23, 2015
    Dustin Lynch, Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys Perform at NMU

    Country singer Dustin Lynch and the Michigan-born band, Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys, will perform on Sunday, Nov. 1, at Northern Michigan University. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Berry Events Center.

  • October 23, 2015
    Students Investigate Mock Crime Scenes

    Students in the new forensic anthropology course searched for bones, cartridge casings and other evidence at mock crime scenes marked by yellow police tape near the McClintock Building earlier this week. They were split into five teams, each of which developed a scenario and created a site for their peers to investigate.

  • October 23, 2015
    Mining Executive Speaks at NMU

    Carlos Bertoni, executive vice president for project development at Highland Copper Company, will present “The Future of Mining in the UP: Developing New Copper Deposits” at Northern Michigan University. His talk will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. It is free and open to the public. 

  • October 22, 2015
    Halloween Open House at NMU Permaculture Garden

    A Halloween-themed community open house will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the new Superior Acre Permaculture garden at Northern Michigan University. The event will feature pumpkin carving and face-painting activities, donuts, cider and coffee. Costumes are encouraged. The garden is located at the intersection of Summit and Longyear, a few blocks west of the Superior Dome.

  • October 21, 2015
    NMU Alumnus Named Outdoor Educator of the Year

    NMU alumnus Pete Stobie was named Outdoor Educator of the Year by the Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education. He was one of several state educators honored for their work in bringing science and nature to students in the classroom and to the public through other creative outlets. 

  • October 21, 2015
    Haunted Theatre Returns

    Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will be transformed into a fun and spooky haunted house Thursday, Oct. 29-Saturday, Oct. 31. Designed for all ages, it will feature a PG-13 version from 8-11 each evening and a child-friendly version from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday. This annual event serves as a fundraiser for the First Nighters Club Scholarship Fund that supports NMU students who study and work in Forest Roberts Theatre.

  • October 20, 2015
    Invent@NMU Offers Funding for Student Inventors

    Invent@NMU has announced financial award opportunities for students who want to bring their product ideas and inventions to consumer markets. With support from John Hebert, NMU Foundation Board of Trustees officer and 1968 graduate, Invent@NMU now offers funding opportunities to assist 68 full-time students who want to turn their passions into actions. 

  • October 20, 2015
    NMU Participates in Make a Difference Day

    “Make a Difference Day,” a nationwide event that celebrates neighbors helping neighbors and the power all individuals have to improve someone else's life, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24.  The Northern Michigan University Volunteer Center is coordinating the event locally. More than 1,000 student and community volunteers will help rake leaves and do other yard work for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities in the local communities of Marquette, Negaunee, Ishpeming, Harvey and Gwinn.

  • October 20, 2015
    NCLL Offers NMU Tour, Spice Workshop

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer two early November events: a guided tour of Northern Michigan University's campus; and a workshop on how to properly use spices. Each costs $3 for NCLL members and $8 for nonmembers and has an advance registration deadlines of Wednesday, Oct. 28.

  • October 20, 2015
    NCLL Woodworking Class Begins Monday

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a Woodworkers Rally from 8 a.m. to noon Mondays, Oct. 26-Nov. 17. The workshop will convene in room 137 of the Jacobetti Complex at Northern Michigan University. 

  • October 19, 2015
    NMU Executive in Residence Gives Leadership Presentation

    Barry West, president of the Mason Harriman Group in Washington, D.C., and 35-year veteran of the information technology field, will give a free public presentation at Northern Michigan University. He will discuss leadership as the key ingredient for today’s business executives. West is returning to his alma mater as the executive in residence for the NMU College of Business. His talk will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Huron Room of the University Center. A reception will follow in the adjacent Erie Room.

  • October 16, 2015
    'Your Health' Focuses on Healthy Kids

    The next Your Health community presentation, “Healthy Communities Start with Healthy Kids,” will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29, at Northern Michigan University.

  • October 15, 2015
    NMU Prof Contributes to First Field Description of Whale Species

    Thousands of new species of animals are described each year. Few are mammals and even fewer of those are as large as a standard school bus. While it may seem hard for a whale to hide, it took two years for a team of conservation biologists, including NMU professor Alec Lindsay, to provide the first-ever scientific documentation of the extremely rare “Omura’s whale” living in the wild off the coast of Madagascar. They just published the first descriptions of this species in the Royal Society Open Science journal on Oct. 14.

  • October 15, 2015
    Author Robin Sloan to Visit NMU

    Robin Sloan, author of the One Book One Community selection, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, will give a free public presentation and book signing at Northern Michigan University on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The event begins at 7 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall.

  • October 15, 2015
    Marquette Climate Change Task Force Topic of Talk

    The Northern Climate Network at Northern Michigan University will continue its monthly presentation series with a discussion of Marquette’s Climate Change Adaptation Task Force” on Friday, Oct. 16. Bob Kulisheck, retired NMU political science professor, will give the talk at noon in 1318 Jamrich Hall. The public is invited.

     

  • October 14, 2015
    Wilbern Completes Research at Argonne

    Daniel Wilbern, a Northern Michigan University physics student from Cary, Ill., completed a 10-week undergraduate research experience at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont in advance of the fall semester. The department he worked in focused on high-energy physics analysis for the ATLAS experiment at CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research, whose particle physics lab is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • October 14, 2015
    Data Science Talk Oct. 19

    Amit Bhattacharyya, the lead data scientist at Teachers Pay Teachers, will give a presentation on data science hosted by the NMU physics department. Data science uses skills from numerous disciplines across the social and physical sciences to extract knowledge or insights from large volumes of data. This talk will focus on some of the basic issues that a data scientist is faced with and skills that help along the way. It will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. 

  • October 14, 2015
    NMU Board and Ski Club Hosts Movie Premiere

    The Northern Michigan University Board and Ski club will host a premiere of the movie, 2023 Thirtytwo, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in 1100 Jamrich Hall.

  • October 12, 2015
    NMU Student, Alumnus Complete Field Work in Alaska

    Clayton Queen, a Northern Michigan University environmental science major from Cedar, recently completed grant-funded field work on Alaska’s North Slope as part of the international Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) IV program. He was the only undergraduate student on the team and worked alongside NMU alumnus Frederick “Fritz” Nelson, one of the researchers who established the program more than two decades ago.

  • October 12, 2015
    Reinhardt Impacted by Colorado Research Experience

    Four Northern Michigan University physics students returned to campus this fall with the value-added benefit of summer research conducted at different locations. One was Biidaaban "Daabii" Reinhardt of Gwinn, who went to the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo.  

  • October 12, 2015
    Former Packer LeRoy Butler to Speak at NMU

    Former Green Bay Packers strong safety LeRoy Butler will speak at Northern Michigan University about how he overcame physical problems as a child to become a four-time Pro Bowl honoree and Super Bowl champion. His presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. Admission is free for NMU students and $2 for the general public.

  • October 12, 2015
    'Off the Grid' Exhibit Opens Saturday at Beaumier Center

    A new exhibition titled “Off the Grid,” about the quest of people to achieve a self-sufficient lifestyle in the Upper Peninsula, will open Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University. An opening reception featuring refreshments and hors d’ouevres is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. in 105 Cohodas Hall. Admission is free. 

  • October 8, 2015
    Invent@NMU Lauded by Governor, 40 Below Group

    Invent@NMU, which helps clients bring product ideas and inventions to consumer markets, was the subject of a complimentary tweet yesterday by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. It also received the Next Generation Best Place to Work Award at the 40 Below birthday bash honoring Marquette County young professionals. Students from Invent@NMU accepted the honor at the late September event.

  • October 8, 2015
    Paquet Completes Helly Hansen Internship

    Northern Michigan University 2015 public relations graduate Jordan Paquet recently completed a digital marketing internship with Helly Hansen, a European outdoor sportswear company based in Oslo, Norway.

  • October 8, 2015
    NMU Vocal Groups Perform

    The Northern Michigan University Madrigal Singers, University Chorus and Lake Effect Show Choir will perform a concert that explores matters of the heart. Material will range from romantic classical composers to Disney’s Frozen soundtrack and other love songs.

  • October 8, 2015
    NMU Archives Hosts Events for Archives Month

    The Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives will host two October events in celebration of American Archives Month. An open house and presentation titled “The Embezzling Bishop” is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 15. A presentation on the archives’ role in documenting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community history will take place Thursday, Oct. 29. Both are free and will be held in room 126 of the NMU Learning Resources Center.

  • October 7, 2015
    'Learning to Lead' Conference at NMU

    A professional development conference titled “Learning to Lead: Moving Up the Company Ladder” will be hosted by Northern Michigan University Continuing Education and Workplace Development on Thursday, Nov. 5. Participants will gain an understanding of the ins and outs of managing people and teams, learn how different leadership styles impact the workplace, and receive guidance in navigating basic employment laws.

  • October 7, 2015
    NMU Hosts AmeriCorps Trio

    Northern Michigan University has received a grant to host three AmeriCorps members who will act as mentors/coaches for 50 high school students to help them prepare for postsecondary education. Those stationed at NMU through the Mentoring to Access Corps are Jeff Spagenburg, Jeri Hall and NMU alumnus Andy Cretens. Each had to demonstrate passion about creating equitable opportunities and addressing barriers so that youth can attend college and commit to 1,700 hours of service over one year.

  • October 2, 2015
    Visiting Writer Kazim Ali at NMU Oct. 8

    Award-winning poet Kazim Ali will give a reading at Northern Michigan University as part of the English department's Visiting Writer Series. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the University Center Charcoal Room. It is free and open to the public.

  • October 2, 2015
    NMU Students Donate Care Packs to Room at the Inn

    Northern Michigan University students delivered 60 care packs intended for guests of Room at the Inn, Marquette's emergency homeless shelter and warming center. The packs included gloves, hats, socks, reusable water bottles, toiletries and snacks.

  • October 2, 2015
    Student Nurses Association Hosts 5K

    The Northern Michigan University Student Nurses Association (SNA) will hold a "Run For Shelter" 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 17. The SNA is donating all proceeds to Janzen House, a non-profit shelter for low-income, potentially homeless people in the Marquette area.

  • October 1, 2015
    NMU Returned MPSERS Payments

    Northern Michigan University was returned funds of about $9 million as a result of an error in billings by the Michigan Public State Employees Retirement System (MPSERS) that occurred over the past nearly two decades. NMU President Fritz Erickson said the funds will be designated for future payments on NMU’s share of the MPSERS unfunded pension liability, which exceeds $40 million that will be owed through 2036.

  • October 1, 2015
    Cat Packs Rummage Sale Saturday

    Cat Packs, an NMU-initiated program that provides weekend meals to North Star Academy students from financially challenged families, will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at North Star Academy. Donations of clothing, household items, books and baked goods can be dropped off at the school between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2. 

  • October 1, 2015
    NMU Family Weekend Oct. 9-11

    Northern Michigan University will host Family Weekend Oct. 9-11. The event is designed so that families can feel as if they are a part of their student’s college experience.

  • October 1, 2015
    NMU Hosts Brain-Computer Interfaces Workshop

    A free workshop on the current and future applications of non-invasive and invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) will be offered on Friday, Oct. 23, by Northern Michigan University’s psychology department and g.tec Guger Technologies Austria. 

  • September 30, 2015
    Actress Brings Play About Writer Willa Cather to NMU

    Actress and writer Prudence Wright Holmes will bring her one-woman show, Call Me William: The Life and Loves of Willa Cather, to Northern Michigan University on Saturday, Oct. 10. In 1888, Cather “astounded” her Nebraska neighbors with her mind and cross-dressing ways. She had a successful career in publishing and wrote best-selling novels My Antonia and Death Comes for the Archbishop. She won a Pulitzer Prize in 1923.

  • September 30, 2015
    NMU's Richards Earns CEFP Credential

    Kathy Richards, Northern Michigan University’s associate vice president of engineering and planning/facilities, received the Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential from APPA, the association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities. The CEFP is a way to validate the knowledge and competency required of a professional in the field.

  • September 29, 2015
    Indigenous People's Resistance Day Event Oct. 12

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    Northern Michigan University’s Center for Native American Studies will host an Indigenous People’s Resistance Day event. It will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in Jamrich 1322. 

  • September 29, 2015
    Croschere Awarded Indian Health Service Scholarship

    Northern Michigan University senior Larry Croschere has recently been awarded a scholarship from Indian Health Service. Croschere is a pre-dental major and Native American studies minor at NMU and is a tribal citizen of Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

  • September 28, 2015
    Traditional French-Canadian Dance Oct. 4

    The musical group Les Poules á Colin will play at a dance being held as part of local French-Canadian Heritage Week activities. The dance begins at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. 

  • September 26, 2015
    NMU Online Master's Program Among 50 Most Affordable

    Northern Michigan University offers one of the 50 most affordable online graduate degrees in curriculum and instruction in the nation, according to a ranking by topeducationdegrees.org. NMU was the only school in Michigan to make the list.

  • September 26, 2015
    NMU Shows 'Hunting Ground' Documentary

    The Hunting Ground, a documentary that explores sexual assault on college campuses, will be shown at Northern Michigan University. The screenings are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 1, in Jamrich Hall 1100.

  • September 25, 2015
    Coder DoJo Comes to NMU

    The Northern Michigan University Seaborg Center will host Coder Dojo 906, a free after-school program that teaches kids how to code and explore technology in a casual and creative environment. 

  • September 25, 2015
    One Book One Community October Events Announced

    The One Book One Community program will present several free October events related to this year’s selection, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. The program encourages Marquette County and the Northern Michigan University community to share the joy of reading and the free exchange of ideas through a common book. It is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a title that honors the long history of books. 

  • September 24, 2015
    'Superior' Feature Film Coming to NMU

    Superior, an independent feature film by Michigan native Edd Benda that was shot entirely in the Upper Peninsula, will be screened at Northern Michigan University on Wednesday, Oct. 14. This free event begins at 8:30 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall. It is sponsored by the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center. Marquette is one of nine stops on the “Official Superior Roadshow” in Benda’s home state. The movie from Beyond the Porch Productions premiered this summer at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., as part of the Dances With Films festival. It also will be screened at the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis Oct. 16-25.

  • September 19, 2015
    Groundbreaking for Alumni and U.P. Heritage Center

    A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Beaumier Alumni Welcome and U.P. Heritage Center was held Saturday over Homecoming weekend. Work on the project is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 21. Dr. John Beaumier, a retired orthopedic surgeon and NMU alumnus, committed $1 million to the NMU Foundation for the facility. 

  • September 19, 2015
    Alumni Award Winners Honored

    The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association honored three award winners at a celebration brunch over Homecoming weekend. Lisa Kelley of Buffalo, N.Y., and Jon Kukuk of Marinette, Wis., received Alumni Achievement Awards. Michael Oswald of Rowlett, Texas, was recognized as NMU’s Outstanding Young Alumni.

  • September 19, 2015
    Forest Roberts Theatre Presents 'California Suite'

    Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre will present the Neil Simon comedy California Suite. It is composed of four playlets that take place in suites 203 and 204 of the Beverly Hills Hotel. Marriage, relationships and human emotion give this play a real yet humorous look in to the lives of the California Suite guests. This play contains adult themes and language.

  • September 18, 2015
    NMU Board Approves First Native American Studies Major in Michigan

    NMU will offer the first Native American studies academic major in Michigan, beginning with the fall 2016 semester. The NMU Board of Trustees today approved a recommendation by its academic affairs committee to build upon the previously established academic minor.

  • September 15, 2015
    Rabbit Island Residency Exhibition Opens at DeVos

    The Rabbit Island 2015 Residency Exhibition will open Friday, Sept. 25, at the DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University. It highlights the work of five artists, composers and writers who spent part of the summer on the remote Lake Superior island. 

  • September 14, 2015
    Forest Roberts Theatre Season Announced

    NMU's Forest Roberts Theatre has announced its 2015-15 production schedule. Shows include a Neil Simon comedy, musicals Into the Woods and The Secret Garden, a Fringe Festival of student-directed pieces and a few special event performances.

  • September 14, 2015
    NCLL Holds Power History Hike

    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will lead a trail hike to Penstock, the site of former Collinsville Dam, and to the Forestville Power House. 

  • September 14, 2015
    NCLL Program Explores Leader Dogs for the Blind

    Local author Gretchen Preston, accompanied by her leader dog, Floyd, will present a Northern Center for Lifelong Learning program on her lifelong journey with visual impairment and Leader Dogs for the Blind in Michigan. 

  • September 12, 2015
    Northern Climate Network Looks at Michigan Response

    The Northern Climate Network at NMU will continue its colloquium series with “What Are Other Michigan Communities Doing?” on Friday, Sept. 18. Daniel Brown, a climatologist at the University of Michigan, will give the presentation at noon in 1318 Jamrich Hall.

  • September 11, 2015
    New Health Research Collaboration Announced

    Michigan State University College of Human Medicine today announced a health research collaboration with UP Health System-Marquette and Northern Michigan University. The collaboration is part of MSU’s statewide initiative to bring academic health research to each of its community campuses.

  • September 10, 2015
    'Beethoven and Banjos' Concert at NMU

    The Upper Peninsula’s new series of cross-genre annual concerts will feature a collaboration between members of Carnegie Hall’s affiliate ensemble, Decoda, and the Americana roots duo, Red Tail Ring. They

  • September 9, 2015
    UNITED Conference Begins Sept. 19
    NMU's UNITED conference is composed of a broad range of presentations, musical performances and film related to diversity and inclusion.
  • September 9, 2015
    NMU Releases 10th Day Enrollment
    NMU's 10th day enrollment report reflects administrators’ projections of a decrease in total headcount, but more admitted students enrolled.
  • September 5, 2015
    NMU Symposium Explores UP Topics

    Presentations on a variety of topics related to the Upper Peninsula will be offered at the Sonderegger Symposium XV at NMU on Friday, Sept. 11.

  • August 27, 2015
    Talking Books Topic of NCLL Program
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a program on the latest technologies to facilitate reading for those with limitations.
  • August 27, 2015
    NCLL Program Addresses Hospice
    The founder of the third hospice program established in the United States will lead a Northern Center for Lifelong Learning program on hospice care.
  • August 26, 2015
    NMU Police Academy Holds Graduation
    The NMU Regional Police Academy recently held its graduation ceremony, where 14 recruits received certificates of completion.
  • August 26, 2015
    NCLL Offers Archaeology Program
    Archaeology is more than the recovery of artifacts such as pottery, beads and tools that are often exhibited in museums.
  • August 21, 2015
    'Sex Signals' Coming to NMU
    Sex Signals, an unorthodox sexual assault awareness program that combines education with humor and improvisation, is coming to NMU.
  • July 31, 2015
    NCLL Explores Aurelia Pottery
    Paula Neville of Aurelia Studio Pottery will showcase her garden sculptures and demonstrate her creative process in an upcoming NCLL program.
  • July 31, 2015
    NCLL Offers North Country Trail Hike
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning invites participants to hike a segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail on Sunday, Aug. 16.
  • July 31, 2015
    Art of Macrame Explored
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will revisit the art of macrame during a program from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, in 404A Cohodas Hall.
  • July 30, 2015
    New Art Exhibit Opens at NMU
    NMU's DeVos Art Museum will unveil a new exhibit, “John R.G. Roth: Transmissive Morphology,” on Monday, Aug. 10.
  • July 29, 2015
    Percussion Concert at NMU Aug. 7
    A closing concert for the Percussive Attack Camp being held at NMU is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
  • July 29, 2015
    Mind-Body Connection Conference at NMU
    A teleconference titled “Treating the Whole Community: the Mind-Body Connection” will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at NMU.
  • July 28, 2015
    NMU's Whalen Awarded NEH Grant
    Robert Whalen, an English professor at NMU, has been awarded a $250,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Scholarly Editions Grant.
  • July 16, 2015
    NCLL Presents Outboard Motor History
    The history of the outboard motor will be the focus of an upcoming Northern Center for Lifelong Learning program on Thursday, July 30.
  • June 30, 2015
    Yoga Therapy Focus of NCLL Program
    Yoga therapy for aches and pains will be the focus of a Northern Center for Lifelong Learning program on Thursday, July 23.
  • June 2, 2015
    NCLL Hosts Little Garlic Hike
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a Little Garlic (Elliott Donnell Wilderness) hike on Tuesday, June 23.
  • June 2, 2015
    NCLL Offers Kite-Making Workshop
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer an intergenerational kite-making workshop from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 24.
  • June 1, 2015
    NCLL Offers 'Barber of Seville' Bus Tour
    The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a tour to a Pine Mountain Music Festival performance of the comic opera, The Barber of Seville.
  • May 29, 2015
    NCLL Gives Presentation in Negaunee
    The Negaunee Senior Center will host a presentation on the Northern Center for Lifelong Learning from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 10.
  • May 18, 2015
    AAUW Presents Griffiths Award
    Melissa Zeglen of Marquette is the 2015 recipient of the Martha Griffiths Award presented by the AAUW Marquette Branch.
  • May 14, 2015
    NMU College of Business Honors Students
    The Northern Michigan University College of Business honored students with awards and scholarships at a breakfast to close out the academic year.
  • May 14, 2015
    USDA Rep Discusses Climate at NMU
    Eric Hoberg of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will address consequences of a "wobbling climate in a warming world" at NMU.
  • May 13, 2015
    Schuiling Named NMU Provost
    Kerri Schuiling is the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northern Michigan University.
  • May 7, 2015
    NMU's Online MPA Ranks in Top 50
    NMU is represented in the “Top 50 Schools for Online Master’s Degrees in Public Administration” 2015 rankings compiled by topmanagementdegrees.com.
  • May 5, 2015
    Science on Tap Event May 14
    The next event in the Science on Tap monthly pub series will explore "The Face of Fear: How Our Brain is Influenced by Others' Facial Expressions."
  • April 28, 2015
    Young Authors Read to Ericksons
    Students participating in the upcoming Young Authors Conference recently read their books to NMU President Fritz Erickson and Jan Erickson.
  • April 21, 2015
    Guest Pianist Performs at NMU
    Montreal-based pianist Derek Yaple-Schobert will perform Monday, April 27, at Northern Michigan University.
  • April 21, 2015
    Children's Art Exhibited at NMU
    Art work by students from area schools will be featured at the annual Marquette Children’s Exhibition at NMU's DeVos Art Museum.
  • April 17, 2015
    'Anderton's Earth Day' Event at NMU
    A special Earth Day celebration in remembrance of late professor John Anderton will be held on Wednesday, April 22, at Northern Michigan University.
  • April 13, 2015
    Mary Lambert Performs at NMU Friday
    Mary Lambert, the singer/songwriter best known for her "Same Love'"collaboration with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at NMU.
  • April 2, 2015
    Pakistani Student Discusses Homeland
    An NMU exchange student from Pakistan will give a presentation on urban life, the natural world and traditions shaping her country today.
  • March 30, 2015
    Altius String Quartet Performs at NMU
    The Altius Quartet, a string ensemble based in Colorado, will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
  • March 30, 2015
    Ultra-Runner Krissy Moehl Visits NMU
    Internationally accomplished ultra-runner Krissy Moehl will lead a group fun run and give a motivational talk during her April 8-9 visit to NMU.
  • March 30, 2015
    Motown-Themed Dinner at NMU
    The NMU hospitality management program will host "Motown," a five-course gala dinner with select wine pairings inspired by the city of Detroit.
  • March 30, 2015
    Opera Workshop at NMU April 9
    The NMU music department will present an Opera Workshop at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
  • March 23, 2015
    Run for Shelter April 11
    NMU's Student Nurses Association will hold its annual "Run for Shelter" 5K run/walk on Saturday, April 11.
  • March 23, 2015
    Dance Concert at NMU
    An NMU dance concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in Forest Roberts Theatre.
  • March 23, 2015
    MSHS Ensembles Perform at NMU
    Marquette Senior High School orchestra and choral ensembles will perform a concert at Northern Michigan University in advance of their trip to Europe.
  • March 23, 2015
    NMU International Food Festival Saturday
    The 25th annual International Food Festival hosted by the All Nations Club will be held from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in the Jacobetti Complex.
  • March 20, 2015
    Robin Rahoi Award Presented
    NMU's Public Safety and Police Services was presented with the 2015 Wildcat Wellness Health Fair's Robin Rahoi Award.
  • March 18, 2015
    Horn Concert at NMU
    Brian Carter, principal horn player in the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, will give a concert at NMU.
  • March 13, 2015
    'Braiding Sweetgrass' Author Visits NMU
    Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, will give presentations at NMU
  • March 13, 2015
    Actor Kal Penn Speaks at NMU
    Actor Kal Penn, who put his career on hold to fill a role in President Barack Obama's administration, will speak at NMU.
  • March 13, 2015
    Applied Behavior Analysis Talk at NMU
    Paul Andronis, NMU psychology professor and department head, will give a presentation on applied behavior analysis on Friday, March 20.