Northern Michigan University's Admissions Office is hosting the Marquette/Alger Counties College Fair from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Jacobetti Complex commons. Representatives from colleges and universities across the Midwest, along with the Armed Forces and ROTC programs, will participate. High school juniors and seniors and their parents are welcome to attend.
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The Wisconsin Brass Quintet (WBQ) will kick off the Northern Michigan University Department of Music's 2021-22 Siril Concert Series with a free 7:30 p.m. performance at the NMU Shoreline Theatre Friday, Sept. 17. The performance, titled “A Night at the Movies,” will feature Matthew Endres as a special guest.
Northern Michigan University's Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host a free “Welcome Back” reception in its Gries Hall gallery at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2. Attendees will have an opportunity to view the current exhibition, “A Beautiful Location: The Architecture of NMU.” Hors d'oeuvres and light refreshments will be available. Masks are required.
How many Greco-Roman wrestlers does it take to change a tire? Only one, but in a case of perfect timing, a group of them happened to walk by NMU executive secretary Cindi Carlson after she left work at 6 p.m. Wednesday and discovered her car had a flat. The athletes are enrolled as students while pursuing their Olympic dreams at NMU's National Training Site.
Harger Boal, coordinator of Disability Services at Northern Michigan University, earned a Director's Challenge Coin from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for his service to veterans at NMU in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. MVAA Partnership Coordinator Ryan Engle recently visited campus to present the coin.
Northern Michigan University English Professor Robert Whalen has been awarded a $300,000 Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The funding will support George Herbert: Complete Works, now under contract with Oxford University Press, the world's leading publisher of scholarly editions. This is the project's fourth NEH award.
Northern Michigan University alumnus James Winkler Jr. of Allendale was appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Athletic Trainer Board. He holds a bachelor's degree in health and fitness management (1998) and a master's in exercise science (2000) from NMU. Winkler is a senior staff athletic trainer at Grand Valley State University.
Effective today (Aug. 24), Northern Michigan University has revised its mask protocol so that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks when indoors at all campus facilities. President Fritz Erickson said the change aligns with CDC recommendations for areas with "substantial" COVID levels. Marquette County's classification recently shifted from moderate to substantial.
When 5-year-old Millie Gauthier fulfilled her wish of setting up a lemonade stand at her grandparents' summer home in Marquette, not far from campus at the corner of Spruce and Albert Streets, two NMU football players were among her first customers. The Wildcats not only paid generously for the lemonade, which was available by donation; they also texted their teammates. More than a dozen players showed up, helping young Millie earn a whopping $117 in the one-hour window her stand was open.
Former NMU student C. William “Bill” Hager was announced as the 2021 U.P. Veteran of the Year during an Aug. 19 ceremony at the U.P. State Fair. The National Mine resident served more than 20 years in the military, including two tours in Vietnam. He attended Northern before and after serving with the U.S. Navy from 1963-67, and was president of the NMU Vets Club.
Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum has two ongoing exhibitions: “Personal to Political,” which is open for viewing through Oct. 31; and “Regional Perspectives by Women Artists,” which will be on display through 2022. The museum will also host “Cynthia Cote STILL: an Installation of Drawings and Objects” Monday, Oct. 4-Saturday, Dec.11.
The Two Books, Two Communities program, a partnership between Northern Michigan University and the Marquette and Alger County communities, has announced its 2021 community reads and associated fall events schedule. The titles are Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie, edited by Peggy Wolff, and 2021 Michigan Notable Book Award Winner Teacher/Pizza Guy, a collection of poems by Jeff Kass.
A new teaching certificate partnership between Northern Michigan University and Bay Mills Community College will begin this fall. It is designed to prepare K-12 teachers of Anishinaabemowin language and culture. The Michigan Department of Education granted the program initial approval through June 30, 2026.
Prior to enrolling in Northern Michigan University's MFA in creative writing program, Roz Roseboro was a Heavy Reading analyst who spent more than two decades covering the telecom market. She continues to share her qualified insight and business writing skills via Light Reading columns, including one on July's Microsoft-AT&T cloud deal. In the creative realm, her essay titled “The Heaviness of Hair” is a finalist for Solstice magazine's Michael Sternberg Award for nonfiction.
Northern Michigan University will inject some added fun into Welcome Weekend activities to kick off the new academic year. A rented 60-foot tall classic ferris wheel will be set up between Jamrich Hall and C.B. Hedgcock, offering free rides to students and employees and their families, as well as the general public. The ferris wheel will operate from 3-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20 and 21.
Northern Michigan University Biology Professor Neil Cumberlidge was among researchers who participated in a Sierra Leone expedition that led to the rediscovery of two land-dwelling, rainbow-hued crabs “lost to science” for many years. The work was supported by a grant from Re:wild, a conservation organization supported by actor Leonardo DiCaprio, which funded the trip in search of one of the “25 Most Wanted” species that are on the edge of extinction.
Four Northern Michigan University dance students recently completed a faculty-led trip to the performing arts mecca of New York City. Many shows are still shuttered by the pandemic, but the group was able to watch the closing performance of American Ballet Theatre's Across America Tour, held outdoors at Rockefeller Center. They also took several classes at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway, and joined NMU Theatre and Dance alumni for a gathering in Central Park.