May 2019

NMU Offers Public Tours of Northern Center

May. 10, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University will offer free public tours of the Phase I renovation of The Northern Center, formerly the University Center. They are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. Participants will see the Grand Ballroom and associated integrated technology, including pull-down screens and the projector, along with the new bookstore, pre-function space, service corridor and restrooms.

Alumna is 'Fighting Fire with Science'

May. 9, 2019 —
NMU alumna Raven Mitchell ('18 BS) is featured in a magazine cover story that highlights individuals who have “devoted their lives to better understanding the physical world so the rest of us might learn how to protect it.” In conjunction with her master's thesis project, Mitchell is working with NMU alumnus Frederick “Fritz” Nelson ('73 BS) to monitor the changing thickness of permafrost in Arctic regions. Permafrost thaw can releas

NMU Board Approves New Academic Programs

May. 3, 2019 —
The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved four new academic programs. Those that will begin with the fall 2019 semester are: certificate in applied workplace leadership; certificate in hospitality and tourism management; bachelor's in social media design management; and master's in mathematics. A master's degree in speech-language pathology will be introduced in summer 2021.

NMU Board Presents Student Awards

May. 3, 2019 —
The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees presented its annual Student Achievement Awards. Recipients were: Hailey Donohue of Marquette, Outstanding Female Graduating Senior; Michael Stamm of Almont, Mich., Outstanding Male Graduating Senior; Ryan Watling of New London, Wis., Outstanding Student; Connor Loftus of Plainwell, Mich., Outstanding Nontraditional Student; and Kevin Store of Houghton, Outstanding Global Campus Student.

Flickinger Epitomizes Well-Rounded Education

May. 3, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University senior Kyle Flickinger will graduate on Saturday with a bachelor's degree in biochemistry. The Brimley native excelled academically, earning a summer research fellowship for his work with the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center, among other honors. But by supplementing STEM with diverse extracurricular activities ranging from athletics to music to theater, he is truly leaving NMU with a well-rounded education.