Congrats to Ansley Valentine


Ansley recently received the Gold Medallion from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region III on January 10th in Milwaukee. It is the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the organization in recognition of those who have made extraordinary contributions to the teaching and producing of college and university theatre at large and to the development and quality of the Kennedy Center's American College Theater  Festival in particular.  We are all so proud of you, Ansley.


News and Information



If you have not met Cleatius Gouldman, it is likely you have at least caught sight of him strolling across campus. He has a few uniquely identifiable features that distinguish him from most students: his signature sprawling white beard; his black MIA/POW cap that is weathered, faded and frayed on the edges of the brim; and a laptop bag bearing a few small splatters of paint that offer a subtle clue to his academic major.  Majoring in Art and Design, but with a minor in Theatre and Entertainment Arts, Cleatius is fulfilling many dreams.  Click here for the full story.



The Northern Michigan University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) took part in the PRSSA National Conference in Washington, D.C. October 10 — 14. PRSSA is a pre-professional organization for students interested in public relations that was founded in 1968 by its parent society, the Public Relations Society of America.

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climate_march.png CLIMATE MARCH:  As part of Jes Thompson’s PR 432 Environmental Campaigns class, students organized a march against climate change.  The march took place on Sunday, September 21st starting at the power plant on South Beach and ended up at the Presque Isle power plant. Full story.

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brian price screen shotLearn more about what it means to be a Communications and Performance Studies student at NMU. Watch videos that feature students who are majoring in communication studies, multimedia journalism, media productions and new technology, public relations, or theater and entertainment arts


Have you ever wondered what to do with your major after graduation? Download the documents below to learn more about your career options.


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1401 Presque Isle Ave.
Marquette, MI 29855

Phone: 906-227-2045