October 2021

NMU Partners with WALDEN Institute

Correa Receives ACS Scholar Award

Oct. 21, 2021 —
Northern Michigan University medicinal plant chemistry senior Natalia Correa of Tampa, Fla., has earned an American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholar Award. The program awards renewable scholarships to undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups in the chemical sciences who are majoring in chemistry-related disciplines and intending to pursue chemistry-related careers. Correa received $5,000 for the academic year.

Fall Semester Job Fair Oct. 27

Oct. 20, 2021 —
Northern Michigan University will host its 54th annual Fall Semester Job Fair from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the Northern Center Ballrooms. The job fair provides NMU students and alumni with an opportunity to discuss a wide range of career possibilities with employers. These include full-time and part-time internships and summer jobs. 

Alumnus Chairs USApple Board

Oct. 20, 2021 —
Chris Alpers, a 2006 NMU graduate, is the new chair of the USApple Association board of directors for the 2021-22 term. The third-generation grower serves as operations manager of RedPath Orchards and Alpers Farms, where he grows apples, as well as sweet and tart cherries. He is also a partner in Alpers Tree Sales in Lake Leelanau, Mich.

Campus Closeup: Mlado Ivanovic

Oct. 18, 2021 —
Mlado Ivanovic's dramatic experience as a 13-year-old refugee during the Bosnian war heavily influenced his career path and involvement in humanitarian projects. The Northern Michigan University philosophy professor has researched the moral, political and environmental factors related to forceful displacement. He has applied his discipline practically by engaging in summer projects at international refugee camps—most recently helping to develop a sustainable agriculture program in Malawi in southeastern Africa. And he has NMU students design service projects that tackle local issues.