Northern Michigan University will begin planning for a return to face-to-face instruction for the fall 2020 semester. The NMU Board of Trustees today approved a proposal from President Fritz Erickson, with the assurance that the university will abide by state and federal recommendations and lawful orders.
The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees presented its annual Student Achievement Awards for significant contributions to the quality of life at NMU through extracurricular activities or work in a university department. Recipients were: Chloe Wilkinson, outstanding student, any class standing; Jamie Kimble and Mark Holmgren, outstanding graduating seniors; and Cody Mayer, outstanding nontraditional student. Mindi Garrow earned the outstanding Global Campus student award for her commitment to online education.
Eleven students will comprise the first graduating class from Northern Michigan University's medicinal plant chemistry program, which made its debut in fall 2017 as the only four-year degree of its kind to combine experimental horticulture and advanced analytical chemistry with an optional entrepreneurial track.
Apr. 30, 2020 —
Northern Michigan University is the 18th-safest campus nationwide and second safest in the state, according to rankings released by YourLocalSecurity.com.
Criminal Justice is one of several departments that have come up with ways to recognize their May graduates in a virtual format, after commencement was postponed by COVID-19. Staff members assembled a PowerPoint slideshow featuring seniors' photos and future plans. It includes Cynthia Benson, the department's outstanding graduate and McNair Scholar, who balances academics with her role as a single parent.
Northern Michigan University has announced plans to teach all Summer Session II courses remotely. Most were scheduled for online delivery prior to the COVID-19 crisis, but NMU will extend that format to all courses offered from June 29-Aug. 8. As previously announced, NMU will suspend the $50 per credit distance learning fee for all online courses in Summer Sessions I and II.
Apr. 29, 2020 —
Northern Michigan University will transition all of its on-campus summer orientation sessions to an online format and suspend all related fees for those who register by May 31, in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association has launched an alumni-owned business directory in conjunction with the university's Wildcats Mean Business campaign. The directory is an effort to promote Wildcat businesses across the country and encourage the NMU community to support these businesses.
Since COVID-19 escalated in mid-March, NMU alumni and Trenary Home Bakery co-owners Brianna Wynsma ('15) and Marco Dossena ('17) have been donating fresh bread, Trenary Toast and other items to food pantries in Marquette and Gwinn. The NMU Food Pantry is one of their regular delivery stops.