For the first time, Northern Michigan Theatre & Dance offered live captioning for audience members during the April 15 production of "Grease." Those who attended the show received a link to a webpage they could access from any mobile device—phone, tablet or laptop—to see real-time captioning of the musical.
SISU: The Innovation Institute at Northern Michigan University and Innovate Marquette are co-hosting the inaugural Innovation Week from Monday, May 8 to Wednesday, May 10. NMU faculty and support staff in related roles will have their $175 entry fees covered. Those unsure about whether they qualify are encouraged to check with their deans. The complimentary registration is good at nmu.edu/tickets through Tuesday, April 25.
The Northern Michigan University Orchestra will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Pieces featured in the concert are “Thunder and Lightning Polka” by Johann Strauss, “The Winds of Poseidon” by Robert Smith, Bedrich Smetana's “Moldau River from Ma Vlast” and Arturo Marquez's “Danzon No. 2.”
Apr. 19, 2023 —
Northern Michigan University English professor Lynn Domina will speak with author Tom Taylor about his new book, Modern Travel in World History, during her next "Let's Talk About Books at NMU” webinar. It will be held from 1-2 p.m. Friday, April 21. Registration is required to obtain a link.
Apr. 19, 2023 —
On Saturday, April 22—Earth Day—volunteer members of the Gichigami Bonsai Guild will collect trees located on the former hospital property adjacent to Northern Michigan University's campus and replant them at their homes so the trees can continue to thrive as redevelopment of the site proceeds.
For many, spring is the season for deep-cleaning and decluttering their homes. Northern Michigan University alumna Carrie Young is helping people tackle organizational challenges more effectively, efficiently and consistently so they can regain balance in their lives. The 1998 business management graduate parlayed her skills into a career as a professional organizer about 15 years ago. She works in the Toldedo, Ohio area.
Apr. 14, 2023 —
Northern Michigan University's Open Mind Ensemble, a mixed-instrument chamber ensemble that creates music and sonic spaces, will perform Saturday, April 22, in the Black Box Theatre. Utilizing spoken word, a variety of instruments—including found and homemade—and both standard and non-standard musical language, the OM Ensemble creates a space for creativity, acceptance and togetherness. The event is free and open to the public and starts at 3 p.m. for a 50-minute performance.
Northern Michigan University honored several individuals and teams during its 2023 Faculty and Staff Recognition Celebration. The individual and team award winners, along with their respective descriptions and photos, are featured at the highlighted links below. Years of service milestones and retirees were also honored.