August 2018

NMU Convocation Aug. 22

Aug. 14, 2018 —
NMU President Fritz Erickson will deliver his fall convocation at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Jamrich Hall 1100. Provost Kerri Schuiling will host the convocation and Alec Lindsay, chair of Academic Senate, will present opening remarks and introduce the president. Fritz and Jan Erickson will host a reception following the program at 5 p.m. in the adjacent lounge area. Attendees are asked to bring a canned good for the NMU Food Pantry.

Alumnus Named to Conexus Indiana Board

Aug. 14, 2018 —
Gary Bertoline ('74 BS) has been appointed to the Conexus Indiana board of directors, which guides efforts to promote and grow the state's advanced manufacturing and logistics economy through innovative collaborations. He is dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and distinguished professor of Computer Graphics Technology and Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University.

NMU a Top 10 Michigan University

Aug. 6, 2018 —

Northern Michigan University is among the top 10 four-year colleges in Michigan, according to a new ranking by The online hub for higher education information analyzed the state’s public universities and independent colleges for metrics representing quality, flexibility and affordability. NMU holds the 10th spot in the ranking. View the results here.

May's Book Noted by 'The New Yorker'

Aug. 2, 2018 —

NMU English Professor Rachel May's An American Quilt appeared at the top of a recent "Briefly Noted" column in the books section of The New Yorker. The description reads: "In this far-reaching history, the discovery of an unfinished antebellum quilt becomes an investigation of the fragile scraps of documents used to make its backing. The fragments lead May to a white couple in South Carolina, who incorporated fabric left over from their slaves’ “gowns” into the quilt, as well as to some of the 13-plus people whom the family owned.

Alumna Recounts Value of NMU Experience

Aug. 2, 2018 —
NMU alumna Tiffany Kleiman (’15 BS) will embark this fall on a doctoral program in criminal justice with a concentration in behavioral science at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She recently recounted the value of her undergraduate experience and thanked faculty and staff who made “an imprint” on her life in an email to President Fritz Erickson and Provost Kerri Schuiling.

Former Wildcat Accepts New Coaching Position

Aug. 1, 2018 —
Mark Simon ('86), former Wildcat basketball player and NMU Sports Hall of Fame member, has been hired as girls basketball coach at St. Thomas Aquinas (formerly Catholic Central) in Marinette, Wis. Simon played for Stephenson High School, including the 1981 Class C state championship team. He returned there to coach the girls team to a 20-3 record in 2014, according to the Escanaba Daily Press.