NMU Alumni Duo Bands Bald Eaglets

PBS North's 'Native Report' Highlights NMU

Jun. 19, 2024 —
Northern Michigan University's Center for Native American Studies is featured prominently at the beginning of a "Native Report" episode addressing Indigenous education. The program is produced by PBS North, the Duluth-Superior Area Educational Television Corporation. The episode premiered on the station earlier this year and has aired on other PBS affiliates since, including a June 16 broadcast on WSWP-TV in West Virginia. Professor April Lindala (pictured) and master's in social work student Shelby Boggs were interviewed for the piece. 

Kumar Attends Research Academy in Nepal

Jun. 19, 2024 —
NMU assistant professor of social work Vikash Kumar recently attended a "Research Academy on Migration, Health & Rights" in Kathmandu, Nepal. He has also been appointed to serve on an advisory committee for the International Consortium for Social Development's (ICSD) 24th Biennial International Conference, and reappointed as director of information technology for the ICSD.

Alumna Completes Third Swim of Triple Crown

Jun. 19, 2024 —
Northern Michigan University 2015 BSN alumna and former Wildcat swimmer Jordan Iverson is likely to become the first Alaskan to complete the triple crown of open-water swimming. She crossed the English Channel on Tuesday—a swim that is still being certified—and previously completed the other two jewels in the crown: the 20 Bridges Swim in Manhattan; and the Catalina Channel in California.

Wuorinen Named Interim Dean

Jun. 18, 2024 —
Liz Wuorinen will serve as interim dean of the College of Health Sciences and Professional Studies, effective July 1. Her term will be one year, or until a permanent solution to the college's leadership has been determined. She has served as associate dean in the College of Health Sciences and Professional Studies and director of the School of Health and Human Performance for the past eight years. Her director role will continue during her time as interim dean.