- September 26, 2018Woodworkers Inspired at Anderson Ranch
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 26, 2018Alumna Settling In as New Superintendent
Heidi Kattula ('98 MA), the new superintendent of East Grand Rapids Public Schools, is featured in a School News Network article. She has 26 years of experience in public education. She also serves as the treasurer of International Baccalaureate Schools of Michigan, which focus on educating from a global perspective. East Grand Rapids is exploring the designation and Kattula was a principal in Bloomfield Hills when it became the first IB district in the state. Read the full feature story here.
- September 25, 2018NMU Holds 'It's On Us' Week of Action
Northern Michigan University’s “It’s On Us Week of Action,” which supports education, prevention and response efforts associated with relationship violence and sexual misconduct, will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 4.
- September 25, 2018Viano String Quartet to Perform at NMU
The Viano String Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in Reynolds Recital Hall as part of Northern Michigan University's Siril Concert Series. Admission is free. The ensemble's name was created to describe the four string instruments, each beginning with the letter "v," that play both melody and harmony to create a unified instrument called the "Viano."
- September 24, 2018NCLL Offers 'Green Burial' Program
The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present “Green Burial: What is it and why should I be interested?” from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in room 101B of the Superior Dome. The registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 1.
- September 24, 2018NCLL Hosts Gerrymandering Talk
The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation titled “Gerrymandering: What is it and why should you know?” from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Superior Dome Room 101B. The deadline for registering is Monday, Oct. 2.
- September 24, 2018Medical Cannabis Symposium at NMU Oct. 6
A student organization at Northern Michigan University is hosting a “Medical Cannabis Symposium.” The event will cover a range of topics related to cannabis, including its chemistry and pharmacology, the social impact of legalization, Michigan laws and medical cannabis in K-12 schools. Presenters include professors, lawyers and industry experts.
- September 24, 2018Swedish Folk Musician to Play at NMU
Swedish musical artist and Grammy nominee Emilia Amper will present a folk musical performance with her band at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Forest Roberts Theatre at Northern Michigan University. The event is $5 for NMU students as well as guests under 18 and $10 for the public.
- September 21, 2018NMU 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, 2018New 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).