- January 23, 2019NMU Hosts Summer Employment Fair
Northern Michigan University will host its 19th Annual Summer Employment Fair, which will take place from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. The Summer Employment Fair is open to both students and alumni and provides an opportunity to explore summer and part-time jobs, as well as internships.
- January 23, 2019New Exhibits Open at DeVos Art Museum
Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum will present an exhibition titled “April South-Olson: Points of Interest.” An opening reception for this show and the concurrent Faculty Biennial exhibition, which celebrates the creativity of NMU School of Art and Design faculty, will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. Admission is free.
- January 22, 2019Students Inspire Alumnus to Seek Office
NMU alumnus Brad Paquette (BA 2009) stated that he accepted a challenge from students in his high school civics course to take his “active citizenship” to the next level. So he decided to run for office and was elected to serve the 78th District in the Michigan House of Representatives. His committee appointments include vice chair of the House Education Committee for the 2019-20 legislative term. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in political science and pre-law from NMU, Paquette earned a master’s in teaching from Andrews University and served as an educator at Niles High School in the New Tech program. The 78th District he represents encompasses portions of Berrien and Cass counties.
- January 22, 2019Wildcat Wellness Health Fair Feb. 12
The annual Wildcat Wellness Health Fair at Northern Michigan University will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. It is free for NMU faculty, staff and students. The fair will offer a variety of health screenings and displays, including blood pressure, body fat assessments, tobacco cessation and substance abuse. There will also be Rape Aggression Defense System demonstrations.
- January 21, 2019Alumna's Typeface Design Wins Silver
Fayette, a typeface created by NMU Art and Design alumna Mia Cinelli (BA '11) and inspired by her 2012 visit to the U.P. ghost town, recently received a Graphis Silver Award for Typeface Design and was published in Graphis Typography 4. Fayette was a typical 'boom town,’ smelting iron ore from the Marquette Iron Range from 1867-1891. When it was no longer profitable, the town was abandoned. While in a small museum at the historic site, Cinelli saw sheets of paper with diligent notes on the town’s finances and supplies, penned by an unnamed bank teller/accountant.
- 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.