Arts and Culture

New Book Sheds Light on George Shiras III

Dec. 5, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University professor James McCommons recently published a definitive biography of George Shiras III (1859-1942), the groundbreaking wildlife photographer who honed his techniques in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. But that work often overshadows perhaps Shiras' most notable achievement: establishing the legal foundation for what became the Migratory Bird Treaty Act while serving in Congress. 

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.

Visiting Writers Present Interactive Program

Nov. 6, 2019 —
The next Visiting Writers Program event at Northern Michigan University will feature an interactive augmented and virtual reality installation comprised of poetry, documentary video and sound. Jen Scappettone and Judd Morrissey will speak about their project, Lament; Or, The Mine Has Been Opened Up Well, which is based on research in the Copper Country. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Northern Center.

Piano and Strings Concert at NMU

Sep. 25, 2019 —
The Northern Michigan University Music Department presents the next concert in the faculty chamber music program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 in Reynolds Recital Hall. This piano and strings performance will feature NMU faculty Barbara Rhyneer on violin and Nancy Zimmerman on piano, along with local cellist Anne Perket.