- October 21, 2016Harkness Joins K2 Sports
NMU graduate Adam Harkness has joined K2 Sports in Seattle as digital and social media strategist to oversee the brand’s online presence. K2 Sports operates an international portfolio of 14 brands and more than 40 consumer product categories. These include ski equipment, snowboards, snowshoes, in-line skates, apparel and accessories.
- October 20, 2016Coldwell Banker Schmidt Supports Cat Packs
he Northern Michigan University Cat Packs program received a $500 donation from Coldwell Banker Schmidt Marquette at a recent fundraiser. NMU Cat Packs volunteers assemble weekend meals for North Star Academy students from financially challenged families. The packs are distributed to about 70 students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.
- October 20, 2016NMU Gears Up for Make a Difference Day
"Make a Difference Day,” a nationwide event that celebrates neighbors helping neighbors, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22. The Northern Michigan University Volunteer Center is coordinating the event locally. Volunteers assist local seniors with outdoor tasks such as raking and other yard work, washing windows and routine fall maintenance.
- October 20, 2016Alumnus and Health Care Security Expert Profiled
Thomas A. Smith has applied his NMU bachelor's degree to a career in health care security. He is a recognized expert in the field and was recently interviewed for a story titled "Establishing a hospital security plan that works" in Health Facilities Management magazine. Smith is president and former associate consultant at Healthcare Security Consultants in Chapel Hill. He previously directed police/public safety operations at medical facilities in North Carolina and Michigan. To see his interview, click here.
- October 19, 2016Lighting Projects Result in Energy Savings
NMU Facilities personnel began searching for opportunities to reduce electrical costs in advance of the 30 percent Marquette Board of Light and Power rate hike that went into effect Oct. 1. They obtained more than $15,000 in MBLP energy optimization rebates and will save at least $35,000 in annual costs through recent projects that minimized lighting in the Superior Dome and DeVos Art Museum.
- October 19, 2016NMU Joins Cybersecurity Initiative
Northern Michigan University has joined the new Regional Cyber Education Collaboration, an effort by the higher education community and key private sector partners to address Michigan’s shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Gov. Rick Snyder announced the RCEC on Monday at the 2016 International Cyber Summit in Detroit. Joining NMU as initial collaborators in the effort are Wayne State University, Central Michigan University and the Ann Arbor-based Merit Network.
- October 19, 2016'Sexual Politics of Meat' Author Coming to NMU
Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat, will give a presentation at Northern Michigan University on Thursday, Oct. 27. Her book explores a relationship between patriarchal values and meat eating by interweaving the insights of feminism, vegetarianism, animal defense and literary theory. The Sexual Politics of Meat inspired and enraged readers and triggered international media coverage when it was first published in 1990.
- October 19, 2016NMU's Lake Effect Choir and Manistique Glee Club Perform
Northern Michigan University’s Lake Effect Show Choir will perform a selection of pop songs with the Manistique Glee Club. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free. Songs include Footloose, Get on Your Feet, Mary Poppins Medley and Touch the Sky. Soloists from both ensembles will also be featured.
- October 18, 2016NMU Grad Markets Study-Abroad Programs
NMU alumnus Russ Phillips (2000) knows the value of study-abroad experiences. He spent a year in Swansea, Wales, as an international studies major at NMU. Now he facilitates similar opportunities for college students nationwide as a senior manager at the Council on International Educational Exchange. Phillips recently returned to campus in his CIEE capacity to participate in the NMU study-abroad fair, providing information to students and faculty members.
- October 18, 2016Alumnus Reflects on World Premiere of Play at NMU
Alumnus James Howard Carr recently returned to NMU to watch the world premiere of his play, Where a Certain Future. The historical drama depicts a fictional Jewish family’s response to the actual events of Nov. 9, 1938. “Kristallnacht,” often referred to as the “Night of Broken Glass,” signified a wave of anti-Semitic violence instigated by the Nazis after a German diplomat was shot by a Jewish teenager and later died. Carr sat down for an interview near the end of the NMU run and explained his motivation for writing a play that revolves around this pivotal event.