English graduate students and faculty members from Northern Michigan University delved into environmental fiction and ecocriticism during a stay on Granite Island Oct. 18-20, surrounded by the grandeur and moods of Lake Superior. NMU is the only public university in the nation to offer a course held in a lighthouse.
A volcano erupted twice, spewing “lava” water vertically into the air, during a demonstration on a Northern Michigan University parking lot. Because it is difficult to predict volcanic eruptions, much less study them from a safe distance, assistant professor Hans Lechner used an analog model to create an attention-grabbing simulation of the effect for his physical geography class on Wednesday.
Thirteen NMU students traveled to San Diego Oct. 18-22 for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) International Conference. They attended presentations by keynote speakers, workshops and breakout sessions, and networked with fellow pre-professionals as well as practitioners in the field.
Representatives of companies on the cutting edge of Michigan's evolving cannabis industry will discuss careers, innovations and trends during a panel presentation at Northern Michigan University. The free event is scheduled from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
Oct. 23, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University's outdoor tennis courts, near the intramural fields off of Wright Street, will close for the season on Sunday, Nov. 3.
Oct. 21, 2019 —
The Political Science and Public Administration Department at Northern Michigan University will present a forum titled "Making Democracy Work: Voting Issues and the Census" on Thursday, Oct. 24. The event is open to the public and will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. in 1318 Jamrich Hall.
Josh Carlson, associate professor of Psychological Science, is this year's Peter White Scholar Award recipient at Northern Michigan University. The funding supports an additional testing component related to his research on the neuroscience of anxiety disorders and the impacts of a treatment called attention bias modification. Carlson's project previously secured a prestigious $350,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.
Northern Michigan University has achieved bronze-level Bicycle Friendly University status, according to the awards announced Oct. 17 by the League of American Bicyclists. NMU is making its first appearance on the annual listing. Promoting sustainable transportation, which includes enhanced cycling infrastructure and programming, is one of five initiatives identified in the university's first-ever sustainability plan.