Press Box


  • February 21, 2017
    Credit Union Promotes NMU Alumnus

    NMU grad Josh Vissering has been promoted to vice president of finance by Honor Credit Union. According to a press release, the Michigamme native most recently served as asset/liability and investment manager. He has been with Honor since 1998, when he started as a co-op student in high school. Vissering also is an alumnus of the CUNA (Credit Union National Association) Management School. He lives in Negaunee.

  • February 21, 2017
    Science Olympiad at NMU

    The 2017 Science Olympiad sponsored by the Seaborg Center at Northern Michigan University will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, in NMU's West Science Building (inclement weather date March 18). Each year, about 325 students from throughout the Upper Peninsula compete in 46 events facilitated by more than 125 volunteers. This marks the 30th anniversary of the Science Olympiad at the Seaborg Center. 

  • February 20, 2017
    Artists with U.P. Connections Featured at DeVos

    A new exhibit featuring work by artists connected to the Upper Peninsula opens Monday, Feb. 27, at Northern Michigan University’s Devos Art Museum. The exhibit will feature work by painter Michael Friend, an NMU alumnus, and ceramic artist Scott Leipski. A reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 6, shortly before the exhibit closes on Sunday, April 9.

  • February 17, 2017
    NMU Board Approves Housing and Dining Rates

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved housing and dining rates for the 2017-18 academic year. The cost of a standard double-occupancy room and the “gold constant meal pass” dining option in the established residence halls will be $5,039 per semester, an increase of $237. The cost of a double-occupancy shared suite and meal plan in two new residential units under construction will be $5,432 per semester, a difference of less than $100 per month compared with the remaining facilities.

  • February 17, 2017
    Family Communication and Mental Health Scholar Presents at NMU

    Northern Michigan University alumna Alesia Woszidlo will present a colloquium on her work with the Kansas Women’s Leadership Institute on Friday, Feb. 24, at NMU. She specializes in family communication and mental health as an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas.

  • February 16, 2017
    Winterfest Tailgate Feb. 24

    Northern Michigan University's Special Events Committee will host the inaugural WinterFest Tailgate from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, before the NMU-Michigan Tech hockey game. The tailgate will be held in a heated tent between the PEIF and the Berry Events Center. 

  • February 16, 2017
    'Drugs: More Dangerous Than You Think' Talk at NMU

    Forensic Scientist Zach Blaksmith and addiction medicine physican Dr. John Lehtinen will present “Drugs: More Dangerous Than You Think” at Northern Michigan University. Their talk begins at  7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Jamrich Hall Auditorium. A question-and-answer session will follow. The NMU Forensic Biochemistry Club is sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public. 

  • February 16, 2017
    Police-Community Relations Forum at NMU

    Northern Michigan University will host a Police-Community Relations Forum from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in room 122 of the Jacobetti Complex. The forum is structured for a maximum attendance of 100. It is presented by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).

  • February 15, 2017
    NMU Quiz Bowl Claims Highest Sectionals Finish

    Northern Michigan University Quiz Bowl recorded its best-ever finish at sectionals at the recent tournament held in Minneapolis. Senior Annika Peterson finished her quiz bowl career with second place in individual scoring among all Division II players, with an average of 63 points per game. That is the equivalent of answering about one-third of all questions, said Michael Joy, faculty adviser and coach.

  • February 15, 2017
    'Building Madness' U.S. Premiere at NMU

    Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre will present the U.S. premiere of Building Madness by Kate Danley, winner of the Panowski Playwriting Competition. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22-Saturday, Feb. 25, with a 1 p.m. matinee performance Saturday.