February 2022

'U.P. Treasure' Aho's Voice and Legacy Continue

Feb. 24, 2022 —
NMU alumnus Elmer Aho of Gwinn, who passed away Feb. 20 at age 90, was a familiar fixture on local radio as the host of American Country Gold. For three decades on Saturday nights, the Marquette Music Hall of Fame inductee shared classic country tunes, told home-spun stories and played listener requests. Aho's legacy and voice will linger through a special tribute program being planned on 103 WFXD, along with continuing broadcasts of his archived shows.

Feedback Invited on Interim Strategic Plan

Feb. 22, 2022 —
As Northern Michigan University transitions to new leadership, an interim strategic plan is being developed that identifies five focus areas and related goals and strategies, along with the faculty and administrative chairs who will lead focus area teams. NMU faculty, staff and students will have an opportunity to provide feedback on plan draft elements at engagement sessions scheduled at various times March 14-18. 

Remembering Former President Jamrich

Feb. 22, 2022 —
Former Northern Michigan University President John X. Jamrich passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, in Savannah, Ga., at the age of 101. He served as NMU's eighth president from 1968 until his retirement in 1983. His 15-year tenure—the third-longest of any Northern president—was marked by tremendous growth in enrollment, academic programs and community outreach.

NMU Choral Concert Rescheduled

Feb. 21, 2022 —
Due to many factors (weather, staffing, and the passing of a family member), NMU Director of Choirs Erin Colwitz has announced that the choral ensembles concert originally scheduled for Feb. 22 will be rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Here is a revised release reflecting the change: