Press Box


  • August 25, 2016
    NMU Expands Educational Broadband in the U.P.

    High-speed internet is critical for economic vitality and education, yet many rural communities nationwide lack access. Northern Michigan University is helping to bridge the digital divide in the Upper Peninsula and potentially beyond through its innovative Educational Access Network. The EAN is available to any students taking NMU courses—whether they are on campus seeking a degree, at a partner high school offering dual enrollment or at home taking a class for continuing education, professional development or personal fulfillment.

  • August 24, 2016
    NMU Faculty Co-Direct Rock Climbing Congress

    NMU School of Health and Human Performance faculty members Phil Watts, Lanae Joubert and Scott Drum co-directed the 3rd International Rock Climbing Research Association (IRCRA) Rock Congress held earlier this month in Telluride, Colo. They spent more than a year planning this installment of the biennial event—the first one held in the United States. Several attendees with NMU ties also gave presentations. Watts delivered the opening keynote titled “A Physiological Model for Rock Climbing: The First 2000 Years.” He also was honored in the conference program for his retirement and contributions to the field.

  • August 23, 2016
    NMU Alumnus Joins SBAM Board

    NMU alumnus Richard Tegge, president of Wealth Strategy Group of Marquette, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM).

  • August 19, 2016
    Former Wildcat QB Endows Scholarship

    Keith Nelsen, a 1986 NMU graduate and former Wildcat quarterback, recently established an endowed football scholarship. The Nelsen Football Scholarship will provide financial support for a student playing on the NMU football team (active roster) who is also a graduate of a Wisconsin high school. 

  • August 16, 2016
    NMU Fall Fest Aug. 22

    Northern Michigan University’s Fall Fest is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, the first day of classes. The event will take place on the lawn outside the University Center.

  • August 15, 2016
    ROTC Cadet Attends Course in Africa

    Northern Michigan University student Patrick Schiller, U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet, attended a three-week culture, understanding and language proficiency course with Djiboutian Army cadets in Djibouti, Africa, July 16-Aug. 6.

  • August 15, 2016
    NMU Student-Athlete Interns with Company Building Red Wings' Arena

    NMU soccer player and construction management major Gabriella Garza secured a summer internship with Barton Malow, the firm building the Detroit Red Wings' new arena. An NMU grad is one of the lead executives on the project and requested to have a Wildcat on the team. Read the full story on Garza's experience from NMU Sports Information here