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COVID-19 Task Force to Update NMU Board

Jul. 23, 2020 —
The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees will receive an update from the COVID-19 campus task force on preparations for the return to face-to-face instruction next month. The update will follow a brief formal/business meeting of the board at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 30. Both will be live-streamed on YouTube for public viewing at https://bit.ly/2UeD5Ex. 

NMU Prepares for COVID-19 Testing

Jul. 23, 2020 —
Northern Michigan University's Health Center will conduct COVID-19 molecular testing for students, faculty and staff in advance of the Aug. 17 fall semester kickoff. Under clinical supervision, individuals will complete a shallow swipe of their nostrils and place the short swab in a test tube. The samples will be processed and sent to a Chicago lab capable of analyzing large quantities with timely results. After this initial mass screening, the NMU Health Center will be fully equipped to do in-house molecular, antibody and antigen testing and deliver quick results as the need arises.

New U.P. Authentic Company Gives to Charities

Jul. 21, 2020 —
Bill Leisenring has created the company U.P. Authentic to provide a selection of curated products from U.P. artisans and businesses and will give 50% of the profits to U.P. charities. Invent@NMU student employees assisted in the launch. U.P. Authentic is collaborating with Sayklly's Candies from Marquette, Shabby Chic Rustic from Gladstone and other artisans across the Upper Peninsula. 

Thompson's Book Receives Silver Nonfiction Award

Jul. 20, 2020 —
A book co-edited by NMU public relations professor and alumna Jes Thompson has been named a Silver Winner in the national Nonfiction Book Awards. America's Largest Classroom: What We Learn From Our National Parks offers insight and practical advice for improving educational outreach at national parks, as well as suggestions for classroom educators on how to meaningfully incorporate National Park Service sites into their curricula.

Singh Publishes New Book

Jul. 7, 2020 —
NMU English professor Jaspal Kaur Singh is the author of the recently published monograph, Violence and Resistance in Sikh Gendered Identity. The publisher's description states that the book "explores the constructions and representations of male and female Sikhs in Indian and diasporic literature and culture through the consideration of the role of violence as constitutive of Sikh identity." 

NMU Weather Buoy Deployed on Lake Superior

Jul. 4, 2020 —
Northern Michigan University continues to lead a collaborative effort to monitor data on weather and wave conditions at three locations along the southeastern shore of Lake Superior. The goal is to enhance safety among commercial and recreational users by generating real-time data that can aid in their decision-making. The first buoy was placed July 3 near Munising, 4.5 miles offshore. Two more will be deployed near Grand Marais and at Granite Island, about 12 miles north of Marquette.