News Bureau


  • December 14, 2018
    NMU Tests Anti-Icing Liquid

    Northern Michigan University grounds crews will launch a preemptive strike against snow and ice accumulation on campus walkways in an effort to enhance safety. The new method—pre-treating pavement with a liquid agent in advance of forecasted precipitation—might seem counterintuitive. But the brine solution composed of water and 23 percent salt has proven effective in thwarting the formation of ice. 

  • December 13, 2018
    Superior Dome Among 25 'Must-See' Buildings

    The NMU Superior Dome is one of the "25 must-see buildings in Michigan" featured in a USA Today pictorial and compiled by members of the American Institute of Architects Michigan. "From automobiles to furniture design, Michigan has an impressive building stock that spans from the late 19th century to the current day," stated the introduction to the pictorial. Read and view the state's 25 most noteworthy public buildings, historic houses, museums and more here.

  • December 13, 2018
    NMU Faculty Receive Awards

    Nine Northern Michigan University faculty members were honored at the Dec. 6 Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship celebration. Award recipients were: Gary Brunswick and Jon Sherman, Excellence in Teaching; Marek Haltof and James Strain, Excellence in Scholarship; David Donovan and Jessica Thompson, Excellence in Leadership; Shirley Brozzo, Excellence in Part-time Faculty Teaching; Stacy Boyer-Davis, Excellence in Online Teaching; and Mounia Ziat, Technology Innovation.

  • December 13, 2018
    Alumnus Coauthors Paper on Permafrost Thaw Risks

    NMU alumnus Frederick “Fritz” Nelson (BS ’73) is coauthor of a paper published by Nature Communications that suggests permafrost thaw due to global warming may damage critical infrastructure by 2050, even if the Paris Agreement targets are met. This could pose a serious threat to the utilization of natural resources and the sustainable development of Arctic communities.

  • December 12, 2018
    Alumna Featured on 'CBS This Morning'

    NMU alumna Skye Patrick ('96 BFA) was interviewed on "CBS This Morning" about an innovative program at the L.A. County Library, where she serves as director. Patrons who are 21 and under are allowed to read away their late fees at the rate of $5 per hour. Patrick received the NMU Alumni Achievement Award during Homecoming. Watch her interview here.

  • December 5, 2018
    NMU Quiz Bowl Wins Home Tourney

    A Northern Michigan University Quiz Bowl team won an intercollegiate tournament held Dec. 1 at NMU. Four squads from Northern took on two squads from Michigan Tech in the double round-robin tournament. The teams were playing for the Superior Cup, a traveling trophy that is held by the top collegiate quiz bowl team in the Upper Peninsula. The NMU A team finished with a perfect 10-0 record to win the tournament and keep the Superior Cup in Marquette. 

  • December 4, 2018
    LP Program Called a 'Best Kept Secret'

    NMU's loss prevention management program, along with its faculty and alumni, are featured by D&D Daily, an electronic newsletter for the retail loss prevention, asset protection and IT security industries. The merger of those fields requires expanded education beyond the typical certificate, the article states. Northern's LP management bachelor's degree, which can be completed online, recognizes that and is "one of the most renowned, though perhaps undervalued" programs, while Associate Professor Bob Hanson is "the unsung hero." Read the full story here.

  • November 29, 2018
    Researchers Assess Animal Model of Mental Illness

    A chance discovery of unexpected behavioral changes in genetically modified mice prompted two Northern Michigan University researchers to embark on an interdisciplinary project. If their collaboration reveals the mice more closely replicate mental illness in humans than existing animal models, it could lead to increased understanding of human psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and more effective drug treatments. Erich Ottem of Biology and Adam Prus of Psychological Science received a Northern PRIME grant to support their research.

  • November 29, 2018
    Brunswick Selected as Commencement Speaker

    Northern Michigan University Marketing Professor Gary Brunswick has been selected as the Dec. 15 commencement speaker through a nomination process overseen by the ASNMU student government organization. 

  • November 29, 2018
    Grant Supports Consent Awareness Campaign

    Northern Michigan University has received about $15,400 through the Michigan Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program to support an awareness campaign titled “Consent: Back to Basics.” The topic plays a pivotal role in sexual assault cases, yet student feedback obtained through an NMU survey supported by a previous program grant indicated that a number of students do not have a clear understanding of what constitutes consent.