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Two Books Program Hosts Author's Talk

Oct. 6, 2020 —
The Two Books, Two Communities project presents a reading and Q&A session with The WOmen of the Copper Country author Mary Doria Russell at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. The event will be virtual and will be streamed live from the Beaumier Center's Facebook page, It is free and open to the public, and there is no need to register. The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at NMU, Munising Public Library and Peter White Public Library are co-sponsoring the event.

NCG Launches Academic Partnership with NMU

Sep. 30, 2020 —
Northcross Group (NCG) has announced an academic partnership with Northern Michigan University (NMU). The partnership will help to develop cybersecurity skills in the next generation of cyber professionals by instilling NCG's business centric and system risk management approach to security through internship opportunities and contributions to NMU's cybersecurity  initiatives, including academic programs and the Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Institute. 

Toutant Honored with Alumni Service Award

Sep. 24, 2020 —
Under Greg Toutant's leadership as CEO, Great Lakes Recovery Centers (GLRC) has expanded its scope and reach. In addition to its longtime role in addressing substance abuse, GLRC now provides a wide range of behavioral health treatment and prevention services throughout the Upper Peninsula. Toutant's role in that effort, combined with his active community involvement, have earned him Northern Michigan University's 2020 Alumni Service Award.

Utnegaard Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Sep. 24, 2020 —
Per Utnegaard left his hometown of Oslo, Norway, to attend Northern Michigan University on a Nordic skiing scholarship. His willingness to venture beyond his comfort zone at a young age stoked his fascination with other countries and cultures, and served as a springboard to his successful career as a global transport and logistics executive. It also inspires his solicited advice for current students as a recipient of NMU's Distinguished Alumni Award.

Rosenburg Receives NMU Young Alumni Award

Sep. 24, 2020 —
Many college students change academic majors when they realize their first choice is not a good fit. Iron Mountain native Amanda Rosenburg took a handful of electives at Northern Michigan University to explore her Plan B options. It was a child development class offered by the psychology department that ignited her passion. Now Rosenburg works with Google to pioneer new ways to educate children in the digital age, which is especially timely and relevant in the context of COVID-19. The 2007 graduate is NMU's 2020 Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient.

Mattson Earns Alumni Achievement Award

Sep. 23, 2020 —
As a biochemist working to develop new molecular methods for synthesizing treatments for drug-resistant cancers, Anita Mattson is combining the skill sets she developed at Northern Michigan University and in graduate school. Like her NMU professors, the Marquette native is also committed to involving undergraduate students in research. She leads the Mattson Group laboratory at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is the recipient of NMU's 2020 Alumni Achievement Award.

Alumna Pivots Career During COVID-19

Sep. 17, 2020 —
The COVID-19 virus has led many people to pivot their careers and try something new. Northern Michigan University alumna Anna Dravland (AT '13, BS '14) was inspired to reinvent herself professionally, not only in the context of the virus but also after suffering a massive stroke. The Spread Goodness Day founder has approached the challenge with her signature positivity.

NMU Food Pantry Helps Laid-Off Student

Sep. 17, 2020 —
Northern Michigan University's food pantry helps students reduce anxiety, prioritize other financial obligations, stay continuously enrolled and realize they aren't alone, according to a survey conducted earlier this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has created additional stressors for people like NMU sports science major Mary Ann, who was laid-off from her job in March and sought help from the pantry out of concern for her 7-year-old daughter.