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.
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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.
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.
Northern Michigan University's Department of Social Work has received a grant of nearly $450,000 over three years to support Walking the Path Together, a program designed to reduce barriers to hiring and maintaining staff in tribally run victim services programs in the Upper Peninsula.
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.
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.
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.
The next presentation in the Your Health Lecture Series will be titled “Immunizations and Respiratory Infections: Pertussis, Influenza and COVID-19.” This free community webinar will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. Dr. Keith English of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine will present the information.
Oct. 7, 2020 —
Emma Drever, president of Northern Michigan University's student government organization (ASNMU), is quoted in an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education titled "How to Get Students to Vote in a Pandemic? Get Creative."