- October 8, 2015Invent@NMU Lauded by Governor, 40 Below Group
Invent@NMU, which helps clients bring product ideas and inventions to consumer markets, was the subject of a complimentary tweet yesterday by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. It also received the Next Generation Best Place to Work Award at the 40 Below birthday bash honoring Marquette County young professionals. Students from Invent@NMU accepted the honor at the late September event.
- October 8, 2015NMU Vocal Groups Perform
The NMU Madrigal Singers, University Chorus and Lake Effect Show Choir will perform a concert that explores matters of the heart. Material will range from romantic classical composers to Disney’s Frozen soundtrack and other love songs.
- October 8, 2015NMU Archives Hosts Events for Archives Month
The Central Upper Peninsula and NMU Archives will host two October events in celebration of American Archives Month. An open house and presentation titled “The Embezzling Bishop” is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 15. A presentation on the archives’ role in documenting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community history will take place Thursday, Oct. 29. Both are free and will be held in room 126 of the NMU Learning Resources Center.
- October 7, 2015'Learning to Lead' Conference at NMU
A professional development conference titled “Learning to Lead: Moving Up the Company Ladder” will be hosted by NMU Continuing Education and Workplace Development on Thursday, Nov. 5. Participants will gain an understanding of the ins and outs of managing people and teams, learn how different leadership styles impact the workplace, and receive guidance in navigating basic employment laws.
- October 7, 2015NMU Hosts AmeriCorps Trio
NMU has received a grant to host three AmeriCorps members who will act as mentors/coaches for 50 high school students to help them prepare for postsecondary education. Those stationed at NMU through the Mentoring to Access Corps are Jeff Spagenburg, Jeri Hall and NMU alumnus Andy Cretens. Each had to demonstrate passion about creating equitable opportunities and addressing barriers so that youth can attend college and commit to 1,700 hours of service over one year.
- October 2, 2015Visiting Writer Kazim Ali at NMU Oct. 8
Award-winning poet Kazim Ali will give a reading at NMU as part of the English department's Visiting Writer Series. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the University Center Charcoal Room. It is free and open to the public.
- October 2, 2015NMU Students Donate Care Packs to Room at the Inn
NMU students delivered 60 care packs intended for guests of Room at the Inn, Marquette's emergency homeless shelter and warming center. The packs included gloves, hats, socks, reusable water bottles, toiletries and snacks.
- October 2, 2015Student Nurses Association Hosts 5K
The NMU Student Nurses Association (SNA) will hold a "Run For Shelter" 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 17. The SNA is donating all proceeds to Janzen House, a non-profit shelter for low-income, potentially homeless people in the Marquette area.
- October 1, 2015NMU Returned MPSERS Payments
NMU was returned funds of about $9 million as a result of an error in billings by the Michigan Public State Employees Retirement System (MPSERS) that occurred over the past nearly two decades. NMU President Fritz Erickson said the funds will be designated for future payments on NMU’s share of the MPSERS unfunded pension liability, which exceeds $40 million that will be owed through 2036.
- October 1, 2015Cat Packs Rummage Sale Saturday
Cat Packs, an NMU-initiated program that provides weekend meals to North Star Academy students from financially challenged families, will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at North Star Academy. Donations of clothing, household items, books and baked goods can be dropped off at the school between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2.