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Ngafeeson Applies Sabbatical Education to NMU

NMU Senior Helps Fellow Veterans

Dec. 7, 2021 —
Jessie Selissen was in 10th grade when a service member from her hometown of Boyne City was killed during an insurgent attack overseas. She vividly recalls residents lining the streets in silent tribute during the funeral procession. Now Selissen is an Air Force veteran who will graduate Saturday with a degree in multimedia production from Northern Michigan University. She recently put her military background and academic experience to work producing a “Northern Michigan Hometown Heroes” podcast highlighting veterans and reputable nonprofits that assist them. 

Student Commencement Speaker Selected

Dec. 6, 2021 —
Broadcasters: Her last name is pronounced Unter-KER-cher.Northern Michigan University graduating senior Lynda “Lyndie” Unterkircher of Sturgis finds herself in a position she never could have predicted when she first arrived on campus. The first-generation college student and self-described “quiet person” is the newly selected student speaker for NMU's Dec. 11 commencement. Her decision to apply for the honor is emblematic of her Northern experience, which has been defined by opportunities to push herself beyond her comfort zone and achieve personal growth.

Alumnus Joins SmartZone and Invent@NMU

Nov. 19, 2021 —
Northern Michigan University alumnus David Kronberg was recently appointed the first director of entrepreneurial services and outreach for Innovate Marquette SmartZone. As part of his new role, he directs the student-powered idea incubator, Invent@NMU. He is also focused on building both resources and relationships with local entrepreneurs and tech startups to foster a robust, supportive business and startup ecosystem in Marquette.

Rural Health Essay Winners Announced

Nov. 19, 2021 —
The Northern Michigan University Center for Rural Health announced the winners of its essay competition for high school seniors on National Rural Health Day Nov. 18. This year's topic was the shortage of paramedics and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel in the Upper Peninsula, which was exacerbated by the pandemic. Students were asked to address how EMS agencies and communities could interact and build and strengthen relationships that would enhance recruitment, retention and overall success.

Campus Closeup: Grant Langdon

Nov. 18, 2021 —
When stepping into Grant Langdon's office at Northern Michigan University, a classy array of Star Wars paraphernalia greets you. One cannot help but notice the welcoming environment Langdon establishes through this aesthetic display of his own personal interests, not to mention the warm smile he often bears whenever spotted on campus. 

NMU Presents 'Elf the Musical'

Nov. 18, 2021 —
Northern Michigan University Theatre and Dance will present Elf the Musical, a comedic holiday musical based on the well-known movie. Show times in Forest Roberts Theatre are at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 3-4 and Wednesday-Saturday, Dec. 8-11. A sensory friendly Theatre for All performance will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. 

NMU Library Hosts 'Spirit of the Hunt' Exhibit

Nov. 16, 2021 —
Northern Michigan University's Lydia Olson Library is hosting a multimedia art exhibit titled "The Spirit of the Hunt," presented in collaboration with Project Coyote. It is curated by Catherine Plank, a University of Michigan graduate student, and intended to promote discussion while highlighting the “beauty and values of wolves and other wildlife in the Great Lakes region.”