October 2018

Alumnus Named to Craft Beverage Council

Oct. 12, 2018 —
NMU alumnus Richard Anderson ('78 MA) of Thompsonville will represent small distillers on the newly reformed Michigan Craft Beverage Council. He was recently appointed by the governor to a three-year term expiring Sept. 30, 2021. Anderson is the owner and spirits operations officer for Iron Fish Distillery. Some issues the council will address include: awarding grants for research into winemaking, hops, barley, beer and spirits; conducting market surveys and analysis; and offering programs that encourage agricultural elements related to Michigan's craft beverage industries.

NMU Hosts Latin Music and Dancing Event

Oct. 12, 2018 —

Northern Michigan University will celebrate Latino heritage by bringing one of Michigan’s top Latin bands, Orquesta Tradición, to campus for a performance in Jamrich Hall on Friday, Oct. 26. The public is invited free of charge. Orquesta Tradición is from the Grand Rapids area. The group plays South American and Caribbean-influenced salsa, merengue, bachata and cumbia music popular throughout Latin America.

NMU Screens 'Phantom of the Opera' Silent Film

Oct. 11, 2018 —

Northern Michigan University’s French program is presenting its 11th annual classic silent film with grand piano accompaniment. The Phantom of the Opera, a 1925 horror film with English subtitles starring Lon Chaney in the title role, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Ontario room of the University Center. Admission is free. Pianist Robert Buchkoe will provide the music.

Tapestry Weaving Workshop Offered

Oct. 11, 2018 —

The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will present a three-part tapestry weaving workshop as part of its upcoming exhibition, Ancestral Women.  Award-winning weaver Mary Burns, whose work resides in private homes across the nation and reflects her love of northern woodlands and waters, will lead the workshop. The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 26.

Australian Band Pond to Perform at NMU

Oct. 11, 2018 —

The Australian psychedelic rock band Pond will perform at Northern Michigan University on Saturday, Oct. 27. The opening acts will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center. Tickets will be sold at the doors, in cash only. No presale tickets will be available. Admission is free to NMU students and $10 for the public/non-students.  The show is hosted by NoMAD (Northern Michigan Artist Development).

NMU Hosts Alumni Reception in Houghton

Oct. 10, 2018 —

Northern Michigan University will host an alumni reception in Houghton on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The event will feature complimentary food, drink and NMU spirit gear. President Fritz Erickson will give a campus update and the team from Invent@NMU, which helps individuals bring their product or business ideas from concept to market, will give a presentation.

The reception is scheduled from 5:15-7:30 p.m. at the Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn in Houghton. RSVPs are requested through a link at nmu.edu/alumniassociation/events. 

NMU Group Offers Meditation Classes

Oct. 10, 2018 —

The Gourdian Society, a Northern Michigan University student organization, is hosting meditation classes at 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Whitman Hall Commons. Sessions are free and open to the public. The group plans to meet every Tuesday, except over NMU breaks.

The Gourdian Society’s purpose is to teach the benefits and practice of meditation through the use of outside resources and materials. It also establishes discussion-based learning, examples and practice during meetings.

Email jmolloha@nmu.edu for more information.

Ethnic Dance Planned Oct. 16

Oct. 10, 2018 —

The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and NMU International Dancers will hold a free Ethnic Folk Dance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at DanceZone. The event will feature ethnic dances from various groups represented in the Upper Peninsula, including French, Italian, Slovenian, Finnish, Swedish, Irish and more. Music will be performed by the Copper Country’s Thimbleberry Band. The dance is being held in conjunction with the current Beaumier Center exhibition, "The Immigration Experience."

NMU Choirs Perform at St. Peter Cathedral

Oct. 9, 2018 —

The University Choir and Arts Chorale of NMU will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Peter Cathedral. Directed by Dr. Erin Colwitz, the choirs will present “Music for a Grand Space," featuring choral music suited for the acoustics of a cathedral. There is no admission charge.

Featured selections include music by Lauridsen, Palestrina, Ticheli, Culloton and Rutter to prepare for the group's performance at the 2018 American Choral Director’s Association Conference in Kalamazoo.