Media Advisory

Governor Announces New Cyber Hub at NMU

Oct. 29, 2018 —
A new cybersecurity training hub at Northern Michigan University will accelerate talent development for the high-demand cybersecurity industry, creating jobs in the Upper Peninsula and making U.P. residents and businesses less vulnerable to attacks by hackers. Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) today announced plans to open the hub as part of the Michigan Cyber Range Network.

NMU Board Ensures Continued Compliance with Sexual Misconduct Laws

Oct. 17, 2018 —

The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has directed the administration to ensure compliance with federal and state laws governing sexual misconduct, including the recent Doe vs. Baum ruling. In that University of Michigan case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that when a Title IX disciplinary proceeding involves competing narratives that require a credibility determination, both parties have a constitutional right to cross-examine each other and witnesses in the presence of decision-makers.

NMU Offers Friday Shopping Shuttle

Oct. 1, 2018 —
Northern Michigan University has launched a new Friday Shopping Shuttle that transports students to major retailers via Marq-Tran and returns them to several drop-off points on campus. The service began the first week of the fall semester, funded with some of the resources that supported the discontinued Wildcat Shuttle that previously operated Monday-Thursday on campus.

NMU Expands Homecoming Activities

Sep. 12, 2018 —
Northern Michigan University's 2018 Homecoming celebration will feature a full slate of activities for alumni and community members Sept. 18-22. Special additions this year include a community-wide ice cream social, the unveiling and dedication of a new Wildcat statue on campus, the premiere of a documentary on the 1975 national champion football team and a dedication of The Woods student housing complex. The following events are free, unless otherwise indicated.

NMU Expands Homecoming Activities

Sep. 6, 2018 —
Northern Michigan University's 2018 Homecoming celebration will feature a full slate of activities for alumni and community members Sept. 18-22. Three special additions this year include a community-wide ice cream social, the unveiling and dedication of a new Wildcat statue on campus and the premiere of a documentary on the 1975 national champion football team. The following events are free, unless otherwise indicated.

NMU a Top 10 Michigan University

Aug. 6, 2018 —

Northern Michigan University is among the top 10 four-year colleges in Michigan, according to a new ranking by Schools.com. The online hub for higher education information analyzed the state’s public universities and independent colleges for metrics representing quality, flexibility and affordability. NMU holds the 10th spot in the ranking. View the results here.

NMU's Online MPA Among Most Affordable

Jul. 17, 2018 —
Northern Michigan University offers one of the most affordable online Master of Public Administration (MPA) degrees in the nation, according to a new ranking by bestvalueschools.com. NMU’s program is offered 100 percent online. It is designed for both current public administration professionals and those who are new to the field, with a concentration in criminal justice, human resources, state and local government, or public management.

Board Recognizes President's Performance with New Contract

Jul. 13, 2018 —
The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today recognized the “outstanding performance” of President Fritz Erickson with the approval of a new long-term presidential contract. The five-year contract places Erickson’s base salary at $385,000. It also includes a performance-based bonus component, through which he will receive $50,000 for achieving established goals in 2017-18.