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NMU Board Selects Brock Tessman as Next President

Author Hovanec Gives Presentation at NMU

Oct. 4, 2022 —
Northern Michigan University's English Department will host visiting writer Caroline Hovanec, who will give a presentation on “Vermin Theory: Parasitic Life from Kafka's Metamorphosis to Rawi Hage's Cockroaches.” Hovin will explore the usage of vermin in stories and how literature uses it to think differently about hospitality, debt and the re-assigned potential of the parasite. The presentation will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in 1313 Jamrich Hall.

NMU Forensic Anthropology Center Hosts Symposium

Oct. 4, 2022 —
The Northern Michigan University Center for Forensic Anthropology will host a public symposium where representatives from the decomposition and taphonomy facilities across the country will give presentations about their facilities and programs. The event is scheduled at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in 109 Harden Hall. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.

On the Record with NMU's New President

Sep. 29, 2022 —
Northern Michigan University's newly appointed President Brock Tessman said that his selection from among four finalists to lead the institution is exciting, but made even more meaningful because it followed a rigorous and transparent search process. The Michigan native addressed several topics during a virtual press conference after NMU trustees unanimously voted for him to become the 17th president, effective Feb. 1. He said serving as deputy commissioner of higher education for the Montana University System since 2018 will be an asset as he narrows his focus to a single entity.

NMU Board to Select President Thursday

Sep. 28, 2022 —
The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, to discuss and select NMU's next president. The session will be held in the Scott L. Holman Executive Conference Room in the Northern Center and live-streamed via YouTube at Contact Derek Hall of NMU Marketing & Communications with questions at Bio information on the four finalists is available in advance at