- July 29, 2016State 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, 2016International 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, 2016S&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, 2016Percussive 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, 2016NMU 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, 2016NCLL 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, 2016NCLL 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, 2016NMU 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, 2016NMU 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, 2016NCLL 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.