Press Box


  • October 15, 2018
    Invent@NMU Launches First Kiosk

    Invent@NMU launched its first kiosk Oct. 11 in Gogebic County. The kiosk allows inventors and entrepreneurs to learn about the services offered, submit an idea for a product or business and receive a response from the Invent@NMU team within three business days. It will rotate locations throughout Ironwood, Bessemer and Wakefield. Read the Ironwood Daily Globe story on the launch here. Invent@NMU is also featured in the most recent issue of The Review, the official magazine of the Michigan Municipal League. Read the story on page nine here.

  • October 12, 2018
    Nicholas on National Benchmarking Board

    Jason Nicholas, director of NMU Institutional Research and Analysis, is on the advisory board for a new national benchmarking project focusing on nonacademic support units at four-year institutions across the country. These units range from financial aid, advisement centers and libraries to dining services, housing and buildings/grounds. The project will analyze their structure, staffing, efficiency and effectiveness. It will also generate data to help drive resource allocation and other decision-making related to support units.

  • October 12, 2018
    Alumnus Named to Craft Beverage Council

    NMU alumnus Richard Anderson ('78 MA) of Thompsonville will represent small distillers on the newly reformed Michigan Craft Beverage Council. He was recently appointed by the governor to a three-year term expiring Sept. 30, 2021. Anderson is the owner and spirits operations officer for Iron Fish Distillery. Some issues the council will address include: awarding grants for research into winemaking, hops, barley, beer and spirits; conducting market surveys and analysis; and offering programs that encourage agricultural elements related to Michigan's craft beverage industries.

  • October 12, 2018
    NMU Hosts Latin Music and Dancing Event

    Northern Michigan University will celebrate Latino heritage by bringing one of Michigan’s top Latin bands, Orquesta Tradición, to campus for a performance in Jamrich Hall on Friday, Oct. 26. The public is invited free of charge. Orquesta Tradición is from the Grand Rapids area. The group plays South American and Caribbean-influenced salsa, merengue, bachata and cumbia music popular throughout Latin America.

  • October 11, 2018
    NMU Screens 'Phantom of the Opera' Silent Film

    Northern Michigan University’s French program is presenting its 11th annual classic silent film with grand piano accompaniment. The Phantom of the Opera, a 1925 horror film with English subtitles starring Lon Chaney in the title role, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Ontario room of the University Center. Admission is free. Pianist Robert Buchkoe will provide the music.

  • October 11, 2018
    Tapestry Weaving Workshop Offered

    The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will present a three-part tapestry weaving workshop as part of its upcoming exhibition, Ancestral Women.  Award-winning weaver Mary Burns, whose work resides in private homes across the nation and reflects her love of northern woodlands and waters, will lead the workshop. The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 26. 

  • October 11, 2018
    Australian Band Pond to Perform at NMU

    The Australian psychedelic rock band Pond will perform at Northern Michigan University on Saturday, Oct. 27. The opening acts will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center. Tickets will be sold at the doors, in cash only. No presale tickets will be available. Admission is free to NMU students and $10 for the public/non-students.  The show is hosted by NoMAD (Northern Michigan Artist Development).

  • October 11, 2018
    Ann Arbor Film Fest Tour Stops at NMU

    Northern Michigan University will host the Ann Arbor Film Festival Traveling Tour from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in the NMU Art and Design Building 165. The tour features digital programs of six experimental animated, documentary and narrative videos. This event is free and open to the public.

  • October 10, 2018
    NMU Hosts Alumni Reception in Houghton

    Northern Michigan University will host an alumni reception in Houghton on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The event will feature complimentary food, drink and NMU spirit gear. President Fritz Erickson will give a campus update and the team from Invent@NMU, which helps individuals bring their product or business ideas from concept to market, will give a presentation.

  • October 10, 2018
    NMU Group Offers Meditation Classes

    The Gourdian Society, a Northern Michigan University student organization, is hosting meditation classes at 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Whitman Hall Commons. Sessions are free and open to the public. The group plans to meet every Tuesday, except over NMU breaks.