- October 25, 2016SLFP Honored 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, 2016Hebert 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. He and other award winners will be recognized Nov. 10 at the COBO Center. This will mark the 25th annual National Philanthropy Day, the Association of Fundraising Professionals–Greater Detroit Chapter’s premier event honoring the outstanding contributions that philanthropists, distinguished volunteers and those in the fund raising profession have made to enrich the Southeast Michigan community. Hebert graduated from NMU in 1968 and is retired from Plante & Moran PLLC.
- October 25, 2016Free 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, 2016NCLL Offers North Country Scenic Trail Hike
Editors: Please note the Oct. 28 registration deadline.
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, 2016Free 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, 2016NCLL Hosts Talk on the Gordo Site
Editors: Please note the Oct. 31 registration deadline.
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, 2016Cancer 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, 2016Harkness 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, 2016Coldwell 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, 2016Alumnus 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.