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NMU Offers Public Tours of Northern Center

May. 10, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University will offer free public tours of the Phase I renovation of The Northern Center, formerly the University Center. They are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. Participants will see the Grand Ballroom and associated integrated technology, including pull-down screens and the projector, along with the new bookstore, pre-function space, service corridor and restrooms.

Alumna is 'Fighting Fire with Science'

May. 9, 2019 —
NMU alumna Raven Mitchell ('18 BS) is featured in a magazine cover story that highlights individuals who have “devoted their lives to better understanding the physical world so the rest of us might learn how to protect it.” In conjunction with her master's thesis project, Mitchell is working with NMU alumnus Frederick “Fritz” Nelson ('73 BS) to monitor the changing thickness of permafrost in Arctic regions. Permafrost thaw can releas

NMU Board Approves New Academic Programs

May. 3, 2019 —
The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees today approved four new academic programs. Those that will begin with the fall 2019 semester are: certificate in applied workplace leadership; certificate in hospitality and tourism management; bachelor's in social media design management; and master's in mathematics. A master's degree in speech-language pathology will be introduced in summer 2021.

NMU Board Presents Student Awards

May. 3, 2019 —
The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees presented its annual Student Achievement Awards. Recipients were: Hailey Donohue of Marquette, Outstanding Female Graduating Senior; Michael Stamm of Almont, Mich., Outstanding Male Graduating Senior; Ryan Watling of New London, Wis., Outstanding Student; Connor Loftus of Plainwell, Mich., Outstanding Nontraditional Student; and Kevin Store of Houghton, Outstanding Global Campus Student.

Whetstone Brook Cleanup May 18

Apr. 30, 2019 —
The Marquette County Conservation District and Megan McConville, a Northern Michigan University professor who specializes in water chemistry, are seeking volunteers to help clean up trash and debris from Whetstone Brook and its surrounding banks. Crews will meet at Founders Landing, where the tributary spills into Lake Superior, at 10 a.m. and work until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Prizes and lunch will be included. Volunteers should wear boots and gloves.

NMU Board Meeting May 3

Apr. 29, 2019 —
The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, May 3. Committee meetings are scheduled from 8:30-10:45 a.m. The formal/business session is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon in 602 Cohodas Hall. For the agenda and supporting materials, visit  

CTL Honors Scholars

Apr. 29, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University's Center for Teaching and Learning, along with the Extended Learning and Community Engagement division, held a recent open house celebration to honor outgoing and incoming scholars.

Victim Services Training Offered

Apr. 24, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University's Serving Native Survivors Circle project will hold professional development training titled "“Privileging American Indian Ways of Knowing in Victim Services.” The free training is designed for tribal victim services employees, with an opportunity for CEUs available. Non-tribal victim services employees, along with students in Native American studies and social work, are also welcome to attend.