February 2019

NMU Foundation Restructures Before Campaign

Feb. 28, 2019 —
At its Feb. 15 meeting, the NMU Board of Trustees approved moving Alumni Relations operations and reporting from the Extended Learning and Community Engagement Division to the NMU Foundation. According to the NMU Foundation, this realignment represents an important step in a larger restructuring effort establishing a holistic team-driven approach to advancement in preparation for the upcoming fundraising campaign.

Woodland Sky Dance Company to Perform

Feb. 27, 2019 —
The Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company will perform at Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre on Friday, March 15. An educational performance for school classrooms, home-school groups and other educational organizations is scheduled for 11 a.m. A public performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the evening event are $5 and there will be a meet and greet in the lobby of FRT following the performance.

Erickson Testifies Before Subcommittee

Feb. 27, 2019 —
NMU President Fritz Erickson recently testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education and Community Colleges as part of the state budget process. The subcommittee is comprised of mostly new members this cycle. It requested that university leaders address formula funding, first-generation students, enrollment trends and unique attributes of their institutions in their formal remarks.

Prof Writes Book on Mental Illness Portrayals

Feb. 27, 2019 —
Mental illness affects about one in five American teens. This is increasingly reflected in young adult fiction, as recent surveys indicate one quarter of the genre's titles feature characters with psychological disorders. Northern Michigan University English Professor Kia Jane Richmond has published a new book that explores how real struggles such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder are portrayed through fictional characters. Her hope is that Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature will help educators, librarians and mental health professionals to more effectively address the needs of students.

NCLL Offers Program on NMU Dining

Feb. 26, 2019 —
The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present “Lunch at The Lights,” a meal at Northern Michigan University's renovated dining hall. NMU Dining staff will give an update on changes and discuss the Food Recovery Network. The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 5. The event is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 12.

CTE Magazine Released Feb. 28

Feb. 26, 2019 —
Career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-demand occupations. A committee representing Alger and Marquette counties is promoting the availability and value of all regional technical training opportunities in a special publication being released on Feb. 28 to close out National Career and Technical Education Month. The publication will include salary potential, employment outlook and information unique to each field.