- September 21, 2017NMU Hosts Artist Alexis Rockman for 'Great Lakes Cycle'
American contemporary artist Alexis Rockman will visit Northern Michigan University to participate in a series of October events titled “The Great Lakes Cycle: Art + Science with Alexis Rockman.” The artist is known for his paintings of future landscapes depicting the impact of climate change, species extinction and evolution influenced by genetic engineering. He collaborated with Oscar-winning director Ang Lee on concepts for the Life of Pi film. His work has also been exhibited at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Camden Art Center in London and other galleries and museums around the world.
- September 21, 2017NMU AFSCME Union Ratifies Contract
Northern Michigan University’s AFSCME 1094 union, which represents food services staff, maintenance employees and police officers, has ratified a three-year contract. The vote passed 79 to 8.
- September 20, 2017DeVos Museum Hosts Rabbit Island Exhibition, Events
Northern Michigan University’s sixth annual Rabbit Island Artist in Residence Exhibition will be displayed Monday, Sept. 25-Sunday, Nov. 12 at the DeVos Art Museum. An opening reception and special events are scheduled in conjunction with the show.
- September 20, 2017Alumnus Wins Silver at IDEA Awards
NMU Art and Design alumnus Thomas Gallagher (’04 BFA) and his company ERMA Power recently received a Silver Award in the outdoor and garden category at the prestigious International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), a premier competition sponsored annually by the Industrial Designers Society of America. ERMA Power received silver for its battery electric riding lawnmower.
- September 20, 2017Martin Featured in FasterSkier Article
Former Wildcat Nordic skier Adam Martin (’17 BS) is featured in a FasterSkier.com feature article. He has joined the Craftsbury Green Racing Project (CGRP), a professional team in northern Vermont. The article focuses extensively on Martin’s time at Northern, including his four All-American NCAA results in both classic and freestyle races and his stellar academic performance as a double major in mathematics and computer science. It also reflects on his positive relationships with mentor and coach Sten Fjeldheim and his NMU professors. Read the full story here.
- September 19, 2017NMU Hosts Beethoven and Banjos Concert
The Northern Michigan University music department will host a performance of Beethoven and Banjos at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in Reynold’s Recital Hall. The ensemble is composed of members of Decoda, a New York-based chamber collective and Carnegie Hall’s affiliate ensemble, along with pianist Jeremy Jordan, banjo player Lauren Premo, songwriter May Erlewine and soprano Mary Bonhag. This will be the first concert of Beethoven and Banjos’ 2017 U.P. tour. Admission is free.
- September 19, 2017Surgical Tech Program Marks National Awareness Week
National Surgical Technologists Week runs through Saturday, Sept. 23. NMU offers a bachelor’s degree in clinical health science with an emphasis on surgical technology. The program coordinators are encouraging students to consider this career option. Surgical technologists serve as the behind-the-scenes “backbone” of the operating room.
- September 19, 2017Finnish Choir Performs at NMU
Northern Michigan University's music department will host a Finnish male choir as part of its Guest Artist Series. Runebergskören BSB will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.
- September 19, 2017Math/Science Centers Support 100 Computer Science Teachers
The Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network, which includes the NMU Seaborg Center, partnered with Code.org to send 100 Michigan teachers to professional learning opportunities in Phoenix and Philadelphia. The teachers attended the AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) Course and a 7th-9th grade CS Discoveries pipeline course. About seven U.P. teachers and one educator being trained as a facilitator for future cohorts were among the attendees.
- September 18, 2017NMU Hoop House Produce in Demand
Herbs, greens and other vegetables cultivated at the NMU Hoop House near the Jacobetti Complex are now being sold to Dining Services, an area restaurant and community members. The new venture follows requests from chefs interested in using fresh, locally grown food. In addition to generating sales revenue to pump back into its operation, the NMU Hoop House will continue donating produce to its volunteers, local food banks and culinary students in training.