January 2019

Memorial Chili Challenge at NMU

Jan. 25, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University’s Hospitality Club will present the Memorial Chili Challenge from 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Jacobetti Complex. Admission is $5 for students and children and $10 for the general public. There will be door prizes, with additional chances to win for those who bring non-perishable items. The Hospitality Club is also seeking professional and amateur competitors to participate. Awards will be presented for Best Use of Heat, Most Original and People’s Choice.

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.

NMU Hosts Three Minute Thesis Competition

Jan. 18, 2019 —
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.

Foreign Policy Issues Addressed

Jan. 18, 2019 —
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.

Next Steps for Jacobetti Renovation

Jan. 17, 2019 —

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.