- February 16, 2018Nursing Prof Honored for Assisting Stroke Victim
Nursing Professor Nancy Maas was honored by the NMU Board of Trustees today for her quick response in lending qualified help to 34-year-old alumna Anna Dravland, who had collapsed on a Marquette street after suffering a debilitating stroke.
- February 16, 2018NMU Board Approves Housing, Dining Rates
The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved housing and dining rates for the 2018-19 academic year. The cost of a standard double-occupancy room in the traditional residence halls and the “gold constant meal pass” dining option will be $5,203 per semester, an increase of $164 to cover inflationary cost adjustments and maintenance needs. Double-occupancy rooms in The Woods complex with the same meal plan will be $5,595 per semester, an increase of $163.
- February 16, 2018Board to Review Policies, Starting with Sexual Misconduct
The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has formed an ad hoc committee to review university policies to ensure that they reflect current best practices. The first priority will be NMU’s sexual misconduct policy, which was updated in 2016 and amended in 2017.
- February 16, 2018FRT Offers Sensory-Friendly 'Tarzan' Performance
Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present a modified performance of the musical Tarzan geared toward children and adults who are on the autism spectrum or have sensory issues. The goal is to preserve the entertainment value of the show so families can enjoy it together while also creating a supportive environment. Free admission is made possible through private donor support. FRT has partnered with the Theatre Development Fund (TDF) in New York City to produce this “Theater for All” performance, scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15.
- February 15, 2018NMU Alumnus Teacher Recounts Parkland Shooting
When NMU alumnus Ernest Rospierski (BS 2005) heard the fire alarm at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., he assumed it was a previously discussed “code red” drill. As students filed out of his classroom, he heard gunfire. A bullet grazed his cheek, but Rospierski managed to push his students toward the stairway so they could escape. He hid in a bathroom, where his thoughts turned to his wife and fellow NMU graduate Andrea Kowalski-Rospierski (BA 2005), who also teaches at the school and was in another building across campus. Read the full Miami Herald story here.
- February 15, 2018NMU Presents Dance Concert Feb. 22-24
Northern Michigan University’s dance minor presents its annual Dance Concert Thursday, Feb. 22-Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m., with a 1 p.m. matinee performance Saturday, at Forest Roberts Theatre. This concert is choreographed and performed by NMU students, faculty and guest performers.
- February 13, 2018FRT Announces 2018-19 Season
Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre and Dance announced its 2018-19 lineup of plays, dance events and other activities during its recent Halfway Party. More details will be announced closer to each event, but an overview of the schedule follows:
- February 13, 2018NMU Music and Dance Collaborate on Topical Concert
The first collaboration between Northern Michigan University’s dance minor and Arts Chorale will use artistic expression to address topical health and social issues such as suicide, homophobia and bullying. As one component of the NMU Dance Concert, 25 student vocalists under the guidance of Director of Choirs Erin Colwitz will perform alongside 14 dancers led by Dance Minor Program Director Jill Grundstrom.
- February 13, 2018Academic Freedom Addressed at NMU
Cary Nelson, former national president of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and author of No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom, will speak at Northern Michigan University. His talk is titled “Academic Freedom in Times of Crisis: The Future of Collective Bargaining, Free Speech on Campus, and Prospects for Peace in the Middle East.” The event is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in Reynolds Recital Hall. It includes a question-and-answer period after the lecture, followed by a reception. Light refreshments will be served.
- February 13, 2018Kevin Avery Performs at NMU
Kevin Avery, stand-up comedian and writer on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, will perform at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, in Jamrich 1100. Admission is free for NMU students and $1 for the general public.