Northern Michigan University ranks 2nd among small public schools nationwide that have been designated 2020-21 Military Friendly Schools by VIQTORY Media. This is Northern's third-consecutive appearance in the Top 10 and its highest placement. NMU is the only Michigan institution in the Top 10 rankings for that category.
Feb. 11, 2020 —
The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees will hold a brief business session during its retreat on Friday, Feb. 14. The meeting is scheduled from 9-9:15 a.m. in the Scott L. Holman Executive Conference Room in the Northern Center. View the agenda and supporting materials at nmu.edu/boardbook.
The NMU Quiz Bowl team is awaiting word on a possible return to the national championship after competing in the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) sectional Feb. 8 in Minneapolis. Sophomore Jakob Lippert was the second-highest individual scorer among 47 players at the tourney.
Northern Michigan University History Professor Emeritus Russell Magnaghi will present “The Upper Peninsula of Wisconsin?” as part of the Beaumier Lecture Series at NMU. The free talk will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the seminar room of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center in Gries Hall.
Martin Heikel, a former Verizon vice president and founder/CEO of Flatiron Apps Company in New York City, will discuss his professional journey from corporate executive to startup founder during a free public presentation at Northern Michigan University. He will draw upon his career after graduating from NMU to address lessons learned along the way and factors that contribute to business success.
Northern Michigan University will debut a new mobile video production system at this weekend's Wildcat hockey series. The system will enhance the viewing experience for fans in the arena and viewers streaming the game remotely. It will also give NMU students on the video crew experience working with professional-grade equipment.
Six years ago, NMU alumnus Mylan Murphy posted a photo caption on Facebook that stated “It Only Takes 1”—as in one person, place, thing or opportunity to change someone's life. That is the guiding principle that has propelled him to personal and professional success in the face of challenges since he was a teenager. Now it is also the title of his first self-published children's book.