Wildcat Wellness Health Fair Feb. 12

Jan. 22, 2019 —
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.

Students Inspire Alumnus to Seek Office

Jan. 22, 2019 —
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.

Alumna's Typeface Design Wins Silver

Jan. 21, 2019 —
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.