Water, sanitation and hygiene may not be captivating topics for conversation around the dinner table, but they are serious concerns in many parts of the world, including the United States. NMU alumna Nicole “Niki” Weber of Washington, D.C. has committed her career to addressing these issues through humanitarian service and education.
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Northern Michigan University alumnus Jon Mommaerts of Marquette said “it was outside of the classroom where I learned everything that made me who I am today.” It seems an appropriate sentiment from someone who has enhanced the area's outdoor silent sports culture by helping to establish a renowned trail network and world-class skiing and biking events.
Sep. 30, 2019 —
The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will host two informational meetings on Monday, Oct. 21, at Bay College in Escanaba. Both sessions will be held in the Bonifas Building: one at 10 a.m. in room 231; and the other at noon in room 225.
Sep. 27, 2019 —
The Two Books Two Communities program has organized October community events in Marquette and Munising that revolve around this year's Great Lakes-themed selections The Living Great Lakes by Jerry Dennis and Harborless, a collection of poems by Cindy Hunter Morgan.
The Northern Michigan University chapter of Active Minds, a national mental health advocacy organization, is bringing a touring exhibit titled “Send Silence Packing” to campus Monday, Sept. 30. The exhibit features 1,100 backpacks to represent the approximate number of undergraduate students in the country who commit suicide each year.
NMU's inaugural Green & Gold Gala far exceeded its fundraising goal for the endowed Flexible Aid Fund and drew about 475 attendees. The fund assists students facing unanticipated expenses that threaten their education. It grew from $50,000 before the event to $200,000 by the end of the night through sponsorships, ticket sales and private gifts from donors.
The Northern Michigan University Music Department presents the next concert in the faculty chamber music program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 in Reynolds Recital Hall. This piano and strings performance will feature NMU faculty Barbara Rhyneer on violin and Nancy Zimmerman on piano, along with local cellist Anne Perket.
Sep. 20, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University's Board of Trustees approved a 2019-20 general fund base budget that continues strategic investments in four areas: innovative academic programs; faculty, staff and students, including a nearly $940,000 increase in financial aid; campus modernization and facilities maintenance; and intercollegiate athletics and student activities.
A renaming ceremony for Kathleen Shingler Weston Hall, formerly the New Science Facility, was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. During the ceremony, NMU also named the building's main lounge space as the David J. Lucas Atrium in honor of the late physics department head and pre-med/pre-professional programs coordinator.
A Northern Michigan University student who discovered cycling five years ago recently won the 2019 Crusher, a 225-mile race over rugged and hilly U.P. terrain. Mark Kransz, a mechanical engineering and technology major from Lansing, will also be competing in another challenging endurance event this Saturday: the Marji Gesick Bike 200.
NMU alumna Tara Laase-McKinney ('10 BS) will compete in this weekend's Marji Gesick 100, a grueling bike challenge that covers 100+ miles of relentless, rocky U.P. terrain and involves 12,000 feet of climbing. She gained insights on how to optimize her training and performance from students in an NMU advanced mechanical kinesiology class.