- January 19, 2017Bell Named Sundance Institute Fellow
The Sundance Institute’s Native Program, which supports indigenous filmmakers, has selected NMU student Kayla Bell as one of its Full Circle Fellows. She will fly to Utah on Sunday to enjoy an immersive experience at the annual Sundance Film Festival. Bell will attend screenings, participate in guided film discussions and workshops and network with leaders of the indigenous film community at receptions.
- January 19, 2017NMU Group Returns from New Zealand
Thirteen NMU students spent part of winter break in New Zealand on a Superior Edge International Service trip. They completed a variety of community service projects in different locations, logging hours toward the citizenship edge. They also explored the Maori culture, earning additional hours toward the diversity edge.
- January 19, 2017Invent@NMU Helps with New Cheese Lights
Some Packer fans may be decorating with a new product for their playoff viewing parties this weekend. One of Invent@NMU's latest projects was assisting two local entrepreneurs in developing their idea of The Original Cheese Lights, a string of cheese wedge novelty lights for indoor and outdoor use.
- January 19, 2017NMU's Forest Roberts Theatre Presents Fringe Festival
Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is presenting its second annual Fringe Festival Jan. 26–Feb. 4 in the Panowski Black Box Theatre. Four different theatrical pieces performed, produced and directed by the students in the theater and entertainment arts program will alternate every evening. The Fringe Festival will feature Proof, Painted Rain, The Myths and Bricks Project and In a Mason Jar.
- January 17, 2017DeVos Art Museum Hosts Faculty Exhibition
Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum is hosting its Faculty Biennial Exhibition. A reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20.
- January 17, 2017WWI Exhibitions Open Feb. 1
The grand opening of “World War I Remembered" exhibitions at Northern Michigan University's Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the Marquette Regional History Center will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Coordinated receptions are planned from 5-7 p.m. at the Beaumier Center and 6-8 p.m. at the MRHC. Coffee and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Admission is free.
- January 13, 2017NMU Alumni Named State Winners in Samsung Contest
Two NMU alumni teachers—Becky Simmons of Marquette and Yuriy Drubinskiy of Garden City, Kan.—each received $25,000 technology packages for their schools as state winners in the Samsung “Solve for Tomorrow” competition. They and other state champions will vie to become national finalists and ideally advance toward the top prize of a $150,000 technology grant.
- January 12, 2017Hiawatha Student Chapter Co-Hosts Concert
The Evan and Tom Leahy Band will open the 2017 Warm Up Wednesday concert series co-sponsored by the Hiawatha Music Co-op and the NMU student chapter. The father-son duo will play Irish and American folk and bluegrass tunes at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. Free pizza is included with admission, which is $5 for HMC members and $7 for non-members.
- January 11, 2017UP-AHEC Receives Continuation Funding
The Upper Peninsula Area Health Education Center (UP-AHEC) at NMU has received continuation funding of nearly $185,500 to implement program goals in all 15 U.P. counties. The regional center is part of the broader Michigan AHEC coordinated by Wayne State University, which is designed to improve access to primary care for all state residents. Through recruitment and retention initiatives, as well as special clinical education programs, MI-AHEC seeks to expose disadvantaged students to health care opportunities, expand the number of underrepresented minorities in the health professions, and encourage students and health professionals to work in medically underserved areas.
- January 9, 2017Science on Tap Talk Explores Beaver Island History
The next Science on Tap presentation is titled "Pirates, Pearlware and Pipes: Using Archaeology to Peer into Beaver Island's Past." Northern Michigan University professor Scott Demel will discuss some of the discoveries he and NMU students have made during summer archaeological field schools on the Lake Michigan island. The talk begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the upstairs community space at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. It is free and hosted by NMU’s chapter of Sigma XI-The Scientific Research Society.