- January 18, 2019Forest Roberts Theatre Presents Variety Show
Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present a Spotlight Variety Show that will combine magic, comedy and circus-style acts. The show features the talents of juggler William Oltman, contemporary circus performer/aerial acrobat Aerial Ashley and the comedic magic act The Magic of Trino.
- January 18, 2019NMU Hosts Three Minute Thesis Competition
Northern Michigan University presents the Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT, competition. This annual competition is held at over 600 universities in more than 65 countries. It gives graduate students the opportunity to showcase their theses. Competitors will have one slide and three minutes to explain their original research in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The top three competitors earn a cash prize and the graduate winner will win $500 and travel to the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools competition in St. Louis.
- January 18, 2019Foreign Policy Issues Addressed
Northern Michigan University’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration is sponsoring local viewing of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan’s “Great Decisions” series. The weekly series addressing current American foreign policy issues runs every Tuesday, Feb. 5-March 26.
- January 17, 2019NMU Policy Change Benefits Transfer Students
Northern Michigan University has increased the number of credit hours students can transfer from regionally accredited community colleges from 64 to 90. The recently approved policy change will go into effect this fall. It recognizes the value of students’ past academic work at other institutions and aligns with the statewide initiative to create better transfer pathways that maximize the use of credits earned.
- January 17, 2019Next Steps for Jacobetti Renovation
Northern has initiated the search for an architectural firm to guide the planned transformational renovation of the Jacobetti Complex into a Career Tech and Engineering Technology Facility. The $28.6 million project was included in the supplemental appropriations bill signed by former Gov. Rick Snyder in December. It calls for the modernization of existing classrooms, a new educational manufacturing design center and flexible laboratories for skilled trades learning and product/equipment testing and training.
- January 16, 2019Invent@NMU Adds Campus Kiosk
Invent@NMU has expanded its presence on campus with a remote kiosk located at Lydia Olson Library. A "New Year, New Ideas" launch event, with a chance to win an Apple iPad, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, on the first floor of Elizabeth and Edgar Harden Hall (formerly known as the Learning Resources Center). The kiosk creates another opportunity for inventors and entrepreneurs to learn about the services offered, submit an idea for a product, business or invention, and receive a free QuickExplore™ review and response from the Invent@NMU team within three business days.
- January 16, 2019World-Premiere Ballet at NMU
Northern Michigan University Theater and Dance will present the world premiere of the full-length ballet, East of the Sun, West of the Moon. This twist on the classic Scandinavian folk tale features original choreography by director Jill Grundstrom and original music composed by Griffin Candey. The production is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, through Saturday, Jan. 26, in Forest Roberts Theatre. Admission is $15 for general public, $10 for students and $5 for NMU students. All theatre and dance majors and minors are invited to attend free of charge.
- January 15, 2019NMU Alumnus Named Chief Public Defender
NMU alumnus Patrick Crowley ('97 BS) will serve as the chief public defender for the new Marquette County Public Defender's Office, which was developed to meet standards recently put in place by the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission. His official start date is Feb. 4. Crowley attended the University of Dayton Law School and has practiced law since 2003, most recently at a Lansing-area firm. He has experience defending charges ranging from misdemeanors to high-level felonies and capital offenses. Read a Mining Journal story on his appointment here.
- January 15, 2019Social Motivation in Autism Explored
“Understanding Social Motivation in Autism” is the topic of the next presentation in the Your Health Lecture Series at Northern Michigan University. Barbara Thompson of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine will be the presenter. Attendees will learn about the brain mechanisms involved in social motivation, gain awareness of individual differences in social behaviors and recognize the need for individualized interventions for disorders of social behaviors. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.
- January 15, 2019Annie Humphrey Performs at NMU
Singer-songwriter Annie Humphrey, the Native American Music Awards' 2018 Artist of the Year, will perform at Northern Michigan University on Saturday, Feb. 16. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre. Humphrey's performance is being held in conjunction with the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center's exhibition, Ancestral Women. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $1 for NMU students.