Northern Michigan University's Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and Center for Upper Peninsula Studies will present the 2020 Sonderegger Symposium Friday, Nov. 6. The event will be entirely virtual and will feature 18 sessions and 35 presenters. The theme of this year's event focuses on "Insider/Outsider" issues in the Upper Peninsula region.
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The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association has launched a Wildcat Authors directory. Similar to its Wildcats Mean Business campaign supporting alumni-owned businesses, the authors directory is an effort to promote the published books of Wildcat alumni across the country and encourage the NMU community to support these authors.
NMU alumnus Brom Stibitz ('05 MPA) was recently appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as director of the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB), after serving as acting director since March. He is also the state's chief information officer, managing all aspects of cybersecurity and information technology across state government.
Northern Michigan University will restrict guests on campus for a two-week period to mitigate risks associated with rising COVID-19 cases in Marquette County , other areas of the Upper Peninsula and neighboring Wisconsin. The restrictions will be effective from 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, to Friday, Nov. 6.
Northern Michigan University and Peter White Public Library will host a presentation by Barbara Carney-Coston, author of To the Copper Country: Miheala's Journey, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20. The children's book is one of the 2020 selections of Two Books Two Communities. Register for the Zoom event here, by visiting nmu.edu/onebook/twobooks or the group's Facebook page. A recording will be available for later viewing.
Oct. 19, 2020 —
We've just been informed that the meetings on Nov. 3 and 4 are for NMU students only. Information about meetings for non-NMU students will be provided as soon as it's available. The revised release below reflects this. We apologize for the inconvenience. The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will host mandatory meetings for those planning to attend the next academy. Individuals can choose one session from the following: 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, or Wednesday, Nov. 4. There will be a limit of 10 people per session.
Eleven members of Northern Michigan University's administrative/professional union, UAW Local 2178, participated in a global pushup challenge during Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month in September. They completed 10,272 pushups. The International Sports Science Association (ISSA) initiated the challenge with a goal of 2.2 million worldwide and far exceeded that with more than 3 million pushups pledged.
The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University is partnering with WNMU-TV to present a documentary series featuring films related to the people and cultures that give the Upper Peninsula its unique identity. The second film in the series is "1913 Massacre," about the Italian Hall tragedy in Calumet. It will be shown at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30.
The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees approved a 2020-21 general fund operating budget of nearly $117.1 million. While the figure represents a 1% decrease from the previous year, NMU is able to increase its scholarships and fellowships by nearly $300,000. It will also invest in strategic initiatives previously authorized by the board.
Northern Michigan University Biology Professor Josh Sharp and students in his lab are monitoring Marquette wastewater for COVID-19, applying the same methods they have used to test local beach water for E. coli. They are participating in a statewide, $10 million grant-funded pilot program in which local public health departments are coordinating with universities and other entities on COVID-19 wastewater testing programs, which could be an early warning system for virus spread or outbreaks.
Oct. 14, 2020 —
Associated Students of Northern Michigan University (ASNMU) partnered with the Marquette City Clerk's office to set up a satellite clerk's office where individuals can register to vote, request and drop off a Marquette City absentee ballot and return Michigan voting applications. The office is located in room 1205 of the Northern Center. It is open now through Nov. 2 from 2-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays.
Northern Michigan University will offer a free virtual presentation titled “Saving Utah's Red Rock Wilderness” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. Clayton Daughenbaugh, conservation organizer of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, will be the keynote speaker. Viewers will also watch an award-winning, 14-minute documentary on the topic.
Northern Michigan University senior Molly Brunner's summer internship with Utility Aviation has resulted in a part-time position while she completes her NMU studies. The Ann Arbor native received hands-on corporate experience in both business administration and her academic major of graphic design.
Oct. 12, 2020 —
The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees will hold its next formal/business meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in Ballroom I of the Northern Center. It will also be live-streamed on YouTube at https://bit.ly/2UeD5Ex. Committee meetings are scheduled Thursday afternoon and earlier Friday morning. For the complete agenda and supporting materials, visit nmu.edu/boardbook.
The Center for Rural Health at Northern Michigan University is bringing together U.P. universities to “Fight the Flu" this season. Students, staff and faculty from Finlandia University, Lake Superior State University, Michigan Technological University and Northern Michigan University are competing to see which school can get the highest percentage of its total population vaccinated against the flu.
Northern Michigan University has received an A grade for its Safe on Campus dashboard, which provides updated statistics on current and cumulative positive Covid-19 cases, quarantine/isolation counts and on-campus testing results, along with Marquette County's weekly tallies and links to related resources. The team at RateCovidDashboard.com reviewed 245 college and university sites nationwide.