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NMU Lab Monitors Wastewater for COVID-19

Oct. 14, 2020 —
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.

Satellite Clerk's Office Opens at NMU

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.

NMU Board Meeting Oct. 16

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 Committee meetings are scheduled Thursday afternoon and earlier Friday morning. For the complete agenda and supporting materials, visit 

U.P. Universities 'Fight the Flu'

Oct. 12, 2020 —
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.

NMU Covid-19 Dashboard Earns A Grade

Oct. 12, 2020 —
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 reviewed 245 college and university sites nationwide.

NMU Blood Drive Wednesday

Oct. 12, 2020 —
Northern Michigan University nursing students are partnering with the U.P. Regional Blood Center to host a blood drive on campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. The annual event falls in the midst of a critical shortage and will include additional safety precautions because of the Covid-19 virus. 

NMU Earns Silver STARS Rating

Oct. 9, 2020 —
Northern Michigan University's STARS rating, determined by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education as a measure of universities' performance related to sustainability, advanced to silver in 2020 from bronze three years ago. The rating system factors in academics and research, operations, administration/planning and engagement.

NMU Provost, Faculty Involved in 'Gynecologic Health Care' Update

Oct. 8, 2020 —
Northern Michigan University Provost Kerri Schuiling and her Tennessee-based colleague Francie Likis, both nurse practitioners and midwives, recently published the 4th edition of Gynecologic Health Care: With an Introduction to Prenatal and Postpartum Care. The award-winning text is billed as “the gold standard in evidence-based” care and advocates a holistic, person-centered approach. NMU nursing professors also contributed content to the updated edition.

Muskegon Museum Exhibits Prather's Art

Oct. 7, 2020 —
Northern Michigan University English professor and visual artist Russell Prather is showcasing his work in a solo installation-style exhibition titled “Layers and Light” at the Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA). As the recipient of NMU's 2020 Peter White Scholar Award, Prather received funding to create new works, participate in three solo and three group exhibitions—MMA included—and complete a two-month artist's residency.