Ngafeeson Applies Sabbatical Education to NMU

Lanctot Exhibits Paintings at Deo Gallery

Dec. 8, 2021 —
As director of Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum, Emily Lanctot is used to showcasing the work of other artists. But now her own paintings are being featured in a solo exhibition at the Deo Gallery in the lower level of Peter White Public Library. Marquette's Office of Arts and Culture presents “People, Secrets and Snacks” through the month of December, with a public reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9.

Ing Appointed to Travel Commission

Dec. 8, 2021 —
Darren Ing of Haslett, who attended Northern Michigan University from 1993-96, has been appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Travel Commission. He is the director of the Michigan Manufactured Housing, Recreation Vehicle & Campground Association and the president of the Tourism Industry Coalition of Michigan. 

NMU Senior Helps Fellow Veterans

Dec. 7, 2021 —
Jessie Selissen was in 10th grade when a service member from her hometown of Boyne City was killed during an insurgent attack overseas. She vividly recalls residents lining the streets in silent tribute during the funeral procession. Now Selissen is an Air Force veteran who will graduate Saturday with a degree in multimedia production from Northern Michigan University. She recently put her military background and academic experience to work producing a “Northern Michigan Hometown Heroes” podcast highlighting veterans and reputable nonprofits that assist them. 

Student Commencement Speaker Selected

Dec. 6, 2021 —
Broadcasters: Her last name is pronounced Unter-KER-cher.Northern Michigan University graduating senior Lynda “Lyndie” Unterkircher of Sturgis finds herself in a position she never could have predicted when she first arrived on campus. The first-generation college student and self-described “quiet person” is the newly selected student speaker for NMU's Dec. 11 commencement. Her decision to apply for the honor is emblematic of her Northern experience, which has been defined by opportunities to push herself beyond her comfort zone and achieve personal growth.