- August 17, 2018NMU Rolling Out New Mobile App
A new Northern Michigan University mobile app with expanded functional options will be available for download from the App Store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android devices beginning Monday, Aug. 27. Users can filter relevant content by selecting one of three personas: student; alumni; or community member.
- August 16, 2018Memorial Garden, Wildcat Statue Dedications Set
Dedication ceremonies are scheduled in September for two new enhancements to Northern’s campus landscape: the Paul L. Lang Jr. Memorial Garden and the bronze Wildcat statue. Both projects were made possible through the generous support of private donors.
- August 14, 2018Alumnus Named to Conexus Indiana Board
Gary Bertoline ('74 BS) has been appointed to the Conexus Indiana board of directors, which guides efforts to promote and grow the state's advanced manufacturing and logistics economy through innovative collaborations. He is dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and distinguished professor of Computer Graphics Technology and Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University.
- August 14, 2018NMU Convocation Aug. 22
NMU President Fritz Erickson will deliver his fall convocation at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Jamrich Hall 1100. Provost Kerri Schuiling will host the convocation and Alec Lindsay, chair of Academic Senate, will present opening remarks and introduce the president. Fritz and Jan Erickson will host a reception following the program at 5 p.m. in the adjacent lounge area. Attendees are asked to bring a canned good for the NMU Food Pantry.
- August 13, 2018Alumnus Named Ashland City Administrator
Brant Kucera (2000 MPA) has been named the new city administrator for Ashland, Wis. He is scheduled to assume those duties on Monday, Aug. 27. Kucera previously served as city manager for the Oregon municipalities of Sisters and Cannon Beach, and for Gladstone, Mich. from 2005-08, according to his LinkedIn profile.
- August 6, 2018NMU a Top 10 Michigan University
Northern Michigan University is among the top 10 four-year colleges in Michigan, according to a new ranking by Schools.com. The online hub for higher education information analyzed the state’s public universities and independent colleges for metrics representing quality, flexibility and affordability. NMU holds the 10th spot in the ranking. View the results here.
- August 3, 2018NCLL Offers Canyon Falls Hike
The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host an excursion to Canyon Falls and gorge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28. The registration deadline is Thursday, Aug. 23.
- August 2, 2018May's Book Noted by 'The New Yorker'
NMU English Professor Rachel May's An American Quilt appeared at the top of a recent "Briefly Noted" column in the books section of The New Yorker. The description reads: "In this far-reaching history, the discovery of an unfinished antebellum quilt becomes an investigation of the fragile scraps of documents used to make its backing. The fragments lead May to a white couple in South Carolina, who incorporated fabric left over from their slaves’ “gowns” into the quilt, as well as to some of the 13-plus people whom the family owned. May acknowledges the naïveté of her early research—'I was surprised and suddenly disgusted by the quilt that I’d fallen in love with,' she writes—but the book evolves into a meticulous and insightful account of slavery’s role in early mercantile America."
- August 2, 2018Alumna Recounts Value of NMU Experience
NMU alumna Tiffany Kleiman (’15 BS) will embark this fall on a doctoral program in criminal justice with a concentration in behavioral science at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She recently recounted the value of her undergraduate experience and thanked faculty and staff who made “an imprint” on her life in an email to President Fritz Erickson and Provost Kerri Schuiling.
- August 1, 2018Former Wildcat Accepts New Coaching Position
Mark Simon ('86), former Wildcat basketball player and NMU Sports Hall of Fame member, has been hired as girls basketball coach at St. Thomas Aquinas (formerly Catholic Central) in Marinette, Wis. Simon played for Stephenson High School, including the 1981 Class C state championship team. He returned there to coach the girls team to a 20-3 record in 2014, according to the Escanaba Daily Press.