Eleven members of Northern Michigan University's administrative/professional union, UAW Local 2178, participated in a global pushup challenge during Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month in September. They completed 10,272 pushups. The International Sports Science Association (ISSA) initiated the challenge with a goal of 2.2 million worldwide and far exceeded that with more than 3 million pushups pledged.
The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University is partnering with WNMU-TV to present a documentary series featuring films related to the people and cultures that give the Upper Peninsula its unique identity. The second film in the series is "1913 Massacre," about the Italian Hall tragedy in Calumet. It will be shown at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30.
The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees approved a 2020-21 general fund operating budget of nearly $117.1 million. While the figure represents a 1% decrease from the previous year, NMU is able to increase its scholarships and fellowships by nearly $300,000. It will also invest in strategic initiatives previously authorized by the board.
Oct. 14, 2020 —
Associated Students of Northern Michigan University (ASNMU) partnered with the Marquette City Clerk's office to set up a satellite clerk's office where individuals can register to vote, request and drop off a Marquette City absentee ballot and return Michigan voting applications. The office is located in room 1205 of the Northern Center. It is open now through Nov. 2 from 2-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays.
Northern Michigan University will offer a free virtual presentation titled “Saving Utah's Red Rock Wilderness” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. Clayton Daughenbaugh, conservation organizer of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, will be the keynote speaker. Viewers will also watch an award-winning, 14-minute documentary on the topic.
Northern Michigan University senior Molly Brunner's summer internship with Utility Aviation has resulted in a part-time position while she completes her NMU studies. The Ann Arbor native received hands-on corporate experience in both business administration and her academic major of graphic design.
Oct. 12, 2020 —
The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees will hold its next formal/business meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in Ballroom I of the Northern Center. It will also be live-streamed on YouTube at https://bit.ly/2UeD5Ex. Committee meetings are scheduled Thursday afternoon and earlier Friday morning. For the complete agenda and supporting materials, visit nmu.edu/boardbook.
The Center for Rural Health at Northern Michigan University is bringing together U.P. universities to “Fight the Flu" this season. Students, staff and faculty from Finlandia University, Lake Superior State University, Michigan Technological University and Northern Michigan University are competing to see which school can get the highest percentage of its total population vaccinated against the flu.