Press Box


  • 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
    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 7, 2017
    Forest Roberts Theater 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 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
    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.