November 2019

PR a Good Fit Under Business

Nov. 18, 2019 —
Northern's public relations program is nearing the end of its first semester in the College of Business. It moved from what is now the Communication and Media Studies Department as part of a larger Academic Affairs restructuring process. The two faculty members directly impacted agree that it is rare for PR to fall under the College of Business organizational umbrella at universities, yet it is a natural fit with closely connected programs such as marketing.

Lenzen's U.P. Photography Series Featured

Nov. 15, 2019 —
Christine Lenzen, NMU associate professor of photography, is featured on for her ongoing series titled Forever a Wilderness. She wanted to create “a visual mythos of the Great Lakes' north woods culture—particularly for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.” The title is borrowed from a disparaging statement Michigan's first governor made about the U.P. after the Toledo War. Lenzen's photos include landscapes, landmarks, rural businesses and some of the people who possess the perseverance and commitment it takes to live here. See samples of her work and an in-depth interview here.

NMU Education Donates Books to Alumna's Classroom

Nov. 15, 2019 —
When Northern Michigan University alumna Christy Sener Townsend (BS ‘11) shared a link on her Facebook page seeking book donations to stock her classroom library, NMU's School of Education, Leadership and Public Service answered the call with a shipment of young adult literature. Townsend is an English teacher at Springport Public High School in south-central Michigan.

Diversity Common Reader Selection Announced

Nov. 15, 2019 —
Southside Buddhist: Essays by Ira Sukrungruang will be the featured selection for NMU's 2020 Diversity Common Reader Program (DCRP). Students can obtain free copies at the start of the winter semester at the Multicultural Education and Resource Center in C.B. Hedgcock. Faculty members are encouraged to incorporate the text into a class, organize an event related to the book or facilitate a book discussion.

'Survivor Café' Author Speaks at NMU

Nov. 14, 2019 —
Survivor Café author Elizabeth Rosner will give a free presentation at Northern Michigan University. As firsthand survivors of many of the 20th century's most monumental events―the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Killing Fields―begin to pass away, Rosner's book addresses the responsibility of ensuring that their stories are carried forward so the horrors of the past are not forgotten. Her talk is scheduled from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in Jamrich Hall 1100.