- 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 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.
- September 18, 2017Autism Talk at NMU
Psychologist Mary Pelton-Cooper will give a presentation titled "Psychotherapy with People on the Autism Spectrum: A Clinician's Perspective" on Friday, Sept. 22, at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 3 p.m. in 1322 Jamrich Hall. It is part of the Department of Psychological Science Colloquium Series.
- September 15, 2017NMU Hosts UNITED Conference
Northern Michigan University will hold its annual Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (UNITED) Conference Sept. 25-26. UNITED is composed of a broad range of presentations and films. This year’s featured speakers and events will address such topics as avoiding biases, universal design, identity politics and more.
- September 15, 2017'Zambassadors' Reflect on Summer Research
Eighteen Northern Michigan University students spent a month in Zambia, Africa this summer for a faculty-led study abroad that focused on African ecology and culture. The NMU “Zambassadors” conducted field research of their own design, while accompanied by biology professor Alec Lindsay and local guides. Research topics ranged from foraging behavior of mixed-species flocks of birds to dung beetle habitat preferences to elephant trunk-use behavior. A related "Zamposium" talk will be held during the UNITED Conference from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Erie Room.
- September 15, 2017NMU Construction Management Job Fair Sept. 21
Northern Michigan University will host a Construction Management and Engineering Technology Career Fair on Thursday, Sept. 21. The event will feature 43 employers and runs from 1-4 p.m. in the Jacobetti Complex. It is designed for construction management, engineering technology, electrical and industrial maintenance, HVAC/climate control and welding majors.
- September 14, 2017Anderton Trail System Dedication Monday
The dedication of the John B. Anderton Trail System at Presque Isle Park will be held on Monday, Sept. 18. Anderton was a geography professor and department head at NMU—his alma mater. He died while cross-country skiing at age 49 in 2014. The park was a special place for recreation and research throughout his lifetime and the focus of his book titled The Jewel in the Crown: An Environmental History of Presque Isle Park, Marquette, Michigan.
- September 14, 2017NMU Homecoming Events Planned
Northern Michigan University’s 2017 Homecoming celebration will include events for alumni and community members Sept. 22-23. All are free unless otherwise indicated.
- September 14, 2017U.P. Cold War Exhibit Seeks Civil Defense Items
The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University is seeking materials related to civil defense in the 1950s and '60s for an upcoming exhibition on the history of the Cold War in the Upper Peninsula. Examples include a fallout shelter, food rations, equipment, water, barrels, signs and other material culture. The center would also like to take photos of fallout shelters that still exist.
- September 13, 2017Forest Roberts Theatre Presents Classic Farce 'Noises Off'
Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is beginning its 2017-18 season with Noises Off, a British farce by Michael Frayn. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29-Saturday, Sept. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 5-Saturday, Oct. 7, with 1 p.m. matinee performances both Saturdays.