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Governor Announces New Cyber Hub at NMU

NCLL Hosts Lambeau Field Trip

Nov. 7, 2018 —

Please note the Nov. 16 registration deadline. 

The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a guided, behind-the-scenes ‘Legendary Tour’ of Lambeau Field and the Packers Hall of Fame, along with a visit to the Botanical "Garden of Lights" on Friday, Dec. 14. The registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 16. The bus tour will leave Marquette at 7:30 a.m. and return at about midnight.

NMU Students Attend PRSSA Conference

Nov. 7, 2018 —

Eleven Northern Michigan University students attended the annual Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) National Conference marking the 50th anniversary of the organization. The group traveled to Austin, Texas, and attended several workshops and sessions with internationally renowned speakers. Presenters included Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, and Jonathan Mildenhall, former vice president of marketing at the Coca-Cola Corporation and chief marketing officer for Airbnb who now owns his own firm, Twenty First Century Brand.

NCLL Offers Digital Photography Classes

Nov. 7, 2018 —

Please note the Nov. 20 registration deadline.

The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present “More than Beginning Photography” classes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: Nov. 28, Jan. 23 and Feb. 27. The registration deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 20.  Participants are welcome to attend one or all courses.

This course continues the use of digital camera photographic techniques and composition. Classroom assignments, in-class critiques and hands-on activities will be included.

Anti-Semitism, Resurgent Fascism Discussed

Nov. 5, 2018 —

Canadian political theorist Ronald Beiner will present “Dangerous Minds in Dangerous Times” at Northern Michigan University. His talk is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Ontario Room of the University Center. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided. Beiner will explore themes from his latest book, Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger, and the Return of the Far Right.

First Nations Food Taster Friday

Nov. 5, 2018 —

Northern Michigan University’s Native American Student Association is hosting the First Nations Food Taster. The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Jacobetti Complex commons.

The First Nations Food Taster provides guests with an array of Native American foods. Recipes from the Decolonizing Diet Project will be featured, offering traditional Native American foods. Some contemporary Native American dishes will also be available. This year’s menu may include bison stew with cranberries, turkey roast, pecan whitefish, venison and squash bisque.

NMU Food Recovery Network Making Impact

Nov. 1, 2018 —
Northern Michigan University is home to the first official U.P. chapter of the Food Recovery Network, a nationwide student organization that recovers perishable food from campus dining facilities and donates it to people in need. The NMU Food Recovery Network delivers leftover food from NMU Dining locations to the Warming Center in downtown Marquette—an appropriate cause to highlight as Hunger Awareness Month kicks off. The student group will begin an awareness initiative next week related to the water footprint of food.

Arab-Israeli Conflict Explored

Nov. 1, 2018 —

Middle East scholar Asaf Romirowsky will present “United Nations Relief and Works Agency: The Crux of the Arab-Israeli Conflict” at Northern Michigan University. He is the author of Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief. NMU’s Jewish Student Union is hosting his talk. It will begin at 7 p.m. Monday Nov. 5, in the Huron Room of the University Center. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

Annie Humphrey Performs at NMU

Nov. 1, 2018 —

Singer-songwriter Annie Humphrey, the Native American Music Awards' 2018 Artist of the Year, will perform Saturday, Nov. 10, at Northern Michigan University. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. Her performance is in conjunction with the U.P. Beaumier Heritage Center's exhibition, Ancestral Women. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $1 for NMU students.

Studio 102 Enhances Online Course Delivery

Oct. 30, 2018 —
NMU recently unveiled Studio 102, a new facility in the Harden Learning Resources Center that enables faculty to record content for online courses and explore virtual reality tools. The centerpiece is a glass lightboard that enables a professor to write in luminous liquid chalk while facing the camera, making “eye contact” with the audience and enhancing student engagement. Software flips the text so that it reads correctly during viewing. Studio lighting, along with acoustic panels on the walls and a rubber floor, also contribute to high-quality video and audio recording capability.