February 2020

NMU Hosts Piano Duet Festival

Feb. 20, 2020 —
Northern Michigan University's Department of Music will present a free Piano Duet Festival beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, in Reynolds Recital Hall. The festival will showcase the work of local piano teachers Esther Barrington and Nancy Railey, along with their students. Local pianist Lynne Lanczy will also perform. 

'Big Green Ideas' Deadline March 1

Feb. 14, 2020 —
NMU and the EcoReps student organization are sponsoring a “Big Green Idea” challenge designed to make Northern a more sustainable campus. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to submit proposals. The winning individual or small team proposal will be awarded $500 and Eco Reps will contribute $5,000 toward implementing the project.

Experience as Expat in Turkey Leads to Book

Feb. 14, 2020 —
When Northern Michigan University graduate student Katherine Belliel first visited Turkey, she said her “soul felt like it had come home.” The Grand Rapids native ended up living in the country for 15 years, until a failed coup attempt convinced her to return with her family to the United States. Her time abroad inspired Belliel to co-edit Expat Sofra: Culinary Tales of Foreign Women in Turkey.