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Student and Dad Serving with Guard in D.C.

Mar. 11, 2021 —
A Northern Michigan University surgical technology student is missing the winter semester to serve alongside her dad in Washington, D.C. with Marquette's Forward Support Company, 107th Engineer Battalion of the Michigan National Guard. Spc. Carlie Mattonen and Sgt. 1st Class Carl Mattonen initially provided support during the presidential inauguration. They returned later as part of the follow-up mission helping the U.S. Capitol Police.

First Female NFL Ref Gives Talk

Mar. 10, 2021 —
After making history last month as the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl, Sarah Thomas will give a virtual presentation through Northern Michigan University's Platform Personalities titled “Breaking Through: A Journey to Becoming the First Female NFL Official.” Her talk is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, and can be viewed by the public via Zoom. 

'Anishnaabe News' Relaunched for 50th Anniversary

Mar. 9, 2021 —
Northern Michigan University's Anishnaabe News is celebrating a timely milestone with a relaunch by releasing its digital 50th anniversary edition. Originally titled Nishnawbe News, it grew to a circulation of more than 8,000 worldwide, was once the second-largest Indian publication in North America and received acclaim in publications like The New York Times and Time magazine before its first hiatus in October 1983.

NMU Named 'Voter Friendly Campus'

Mar. 8, 2021 —
Northern Michigan University has been designated a "Voter Friendly Campus" through an initiative led by two national nonpartisan organizations: Fair Elections Center's Campus Vote Project (CVP); and NAPSA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Both held participating institutions accountable for planning and implementing practices that encouraged students to register and vote in 2020 elections and in the coming years. 

Alumnus Cooks Up COVID-19 Response

Mar. 3, 2021 —
When the pandemic pushed his main revenue sources—catered events in the Fox Cities area and meals prepared for a brewery tap room—to the back burner, NMU alumnus David Bennett (BS '17) opted to adapt rather than wait it out. He successfully accelerated the launch of a take-and-heat meal service to keep the business going.

'Northern Now' Focuses on Education

Mar. 2, 2021 —
The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association continues Northern Now, a monthly digital event series for alumni and friends, at 7 p.m. EST Wednesday, March 10. A panel of alumni, faculty and students from the NMU School of Education will discuss the importance of relationships and creating a strong network throughout one's educational and professional career.

NMU Announces 3MT Winners

Feb. 19, 2021 —
Northern Michigan University has announced the winners of its 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. NMU graduate students and McNair scholars presented their original research during the competition in only three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Each candidate was limited to one static PowerPoint slide.

Wendorf is MIAEYC Student Member of Month

Feb. 19, 2021 —
Northern Michigan University graduate student Olivia Wendorf was recently featured as the Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children's (MIAEYC) student member of the month. She is pursuing a master's degree in early childhood education and is one of eight members representing NMU in Michigan's student chapter, which is the first student chapter in the United States.