Press Box


  • April 26, 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 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
    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 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 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.