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Prof Writes Book on Mental Illness Portrayals

Best Buddies Take Plunge for Special Olympics

Mar. 18, 2019 —
NMU's Best Buddies chapter participated in Sunday's local Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, which raised $13,000. Best Buddies International is a nonprofit dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The NMU Best Buddies team consisted of chapter members and Special Olympics athletes.

Students Present Business Ideas at 'Big Pitch'

Mar. 15, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University's College of Business will hold “The Big Pitch,” a competition involving six students pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges. The event is part of the 12th annual New Business Venture Competition. It begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in Forest Roberts Theatre. A Business After Hours reception held in collaboration with the Lake Superior Community Partnership will precede The Big Pitch from 5-6:45 p.m. in the FRT lobby.

Pakistani Student Shares Impressions of NMU

Mar. 14, 2019 —
Shiza Maryam is studying at Northern Michigan University this winter semester through the Global UGRAD Pakistan Program (IREX), which allows students from the country to study abroad. Maryam will give a cultural presentation on Pakistan at 4 p.m. Monday, March 25 in 1311 Jamrich Hall. The presentation will include facts about the country's tourism, language, art, music and special ceremony customs.

NMU Wildcat Den Offers World Taste Tour

Mar. 13, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University will host “Taste Tour of the World” lunches at the Wildcat Den in the University Center from Tuesday, March 19 through Thursday, March 21. Each day will feature cuisine from a different country—France, Germany and Spain—in celebration of World Languages Week. The meals will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are free for NMU students with a meal plan. General admission is $9.75 and children can eat for $5.75. The menus follow: