Press Box


  • June 22, 2017
    Cigarettes' Impacts on Environment, Body Addressed

    The impacts of tobacco litter on the environment and of cigarettes on the human body will be addressed at a UP4Health Challenge Event titled “Nine Lives of a Cigarette Butt.” This free event will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, in the third-floor atrium of Lydia Olson Library at Northern Michigan University. Light refreshments will be served. 

  • June 19, 2017
    NMU Ranks 13th for Best Insurance and Risk Management Program

    Northern Michigan University offers one of the nation’s best bachelor’s degree programs in insurance and risk management, according to Online Accounting Degree Programs. NMU ranks 13th in a recent listing published on the organization’s website.

  • June 19, 2017
    AQIP Site Visit Report Available Online

    The AQIP Evaluation Team has submitted NMU’s final Comprehensive Quality Review Report regarding the site visit that took place in March. After reviewing the report, the Higher Learning Commission will provide NMU with a letter of accreditation status. 

  • June 16, 2017
    'Remove the Label' Campaign Wins CASE Gold Award

    NMU’s “Remove the Label” campaign, designed to raise awareness about the damaging impact of stereotypes, received a Circle of Excellence Gold Award for diversity programs from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

  • June 14, 2017
    NMU Names Hockey Rink in Comley's Honor

    The ice surface in the Berry Events Center at Northern Michigan University is being named “Rick Comley Rink” in honor of the longtime head coach. Comley spent 26 years behind the Wildcat bench and guided NMU to the 1991 NCAA Division I Championship.

  • June 14, 2017
    NMU Board Approves SmartZone Operating Agreement, Property Rental

    The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees approved a collaborative operating agreement involving Invent@NMU and Innovate Marquette SmartZone. It also authorized a no-cost rental arrangement with the Michigan Department of Corrections that enables NMU to begin developing the future site of its forensic research outdoor station (FROST) before the previously approved property transfer is completed. The board held a special session Wednesday morning to take action on timely agenda items that needed to be addressed before the next regularly scheduled meeting.

  • June 13, 2017
    NMU Documentary Wins Michigan Emmy

    A documentary produced by Northern Michigan University professor Dwight Brady and students in his multimedia journalism class earned a Michigan Emmy Award at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' annual gala June 10 in Detroit. Boxed In explores how some big-box retailers have successfully argued to the Michigan Tax Tribunal that their valuations should be compared to older big-box stores elsewhere in the state that closed and remain vacant.

  • June 9, 2017
    Alumnus Named CEO of Armed Forces Retirement Home

    NMU alumnus Timothy Kangas (BS 1988, MPA 1990) was recently appointed chief operating officer at the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH), which has been providing care to America's veterans since 1831.

  • June 8, 2017
    NMU Named a Best Value for Industrial and Product Design

    Northern Michigan University ranks 25th on the list of the “Top 50 Best Value Industrial and Product Design Programs of 2017” compiled by Value Colleges. The independent online guide ranked regionally accredited institutions based on three data points: reputation according to U.S. News & World Report’s overall score; prospective salary; and non-resident tuition rates.

  • June 7, 2017
    Alumna Puts Armstrong's Moon Dust Pouch Up for Auction

    NMU alumna and Chicago-area attorney Nancy Lee Carlson (’74 BS) purchased a zippered pouch labeled “Lunar Sample Return” through an online auction two years ago. NASA testing confirmed it contains some of the very first moon dust collected by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong in 1969. Carlson brought the bag to Sotheby’s auction house, which will feature it as the centerpiece of a Space Exploration sale on July 20 in New York. Her initial $995 investment is expected to fetch $2-$4 million. She plans to donate some proceeds to various charities and establish a scholarship for speech pathology students at NMU. Read the full story here.