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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.
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.
Sep. 17, 2020 —
The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will host informational meetings via Zoom at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 and Wednesday, Oct. 7. Those who may be interested in attending the next academy are invited to sit in on one of the virtual presentations, which will last about an hour.
Sep. 16, 2020 —
Northern Michigan University's week-long Homecoming celebration for alumni, community members and students will be modified because of the COVID-19 virus.
Northern Michigan University Education Professors Christi Edge, Abby Cameron-Standerford and Bethney Bergh co-edited and digitally published 'Textiles and Tapestries: Self-Study for Envisioning New Ways of Knowing.' They also planned and led an international conference in self-study research in a virtual format because of COVID-19.
Sep. 15, 2020 —
The Northern Michigan University Political Science Department will mark Constitution Day with a virtual presentation at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. Chair Carter Wilson and Professor Ruth Watry will discuss the U.S. Constitution and the republic it created, along with the types of actions that weaken or strengthen democratic republics.
Sep. 15, 2020 —
The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. Agenda items include recommendations related to a virtual commencement and the Winter 2021 academic calendar. The meeting will be live-streamed on YouTube at https://bit.ly/2UeD5Ex.
The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association announces four new members of its Board of Directors effective on Sept. 25, 2020: Jeri Hosang (BS '92, BSN '99) of Marquette, Mich.; Amalea Karavias Vega (BS '02) of Denver, Colo.; Kurt VanWormer (BS '77) of Houston, Texas; and Morgan Waller (BS '16, MPA '18) of Burnham, Ill.
Northern Michigan University appears in multiple categories in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. Among Midwest regional universities, NMU tied for 76th best overall. It is also the 16th top public school in the region, tied for 50th among best colleges for veterans, and is the 67th best value school. NMU also tied for 122nd for advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded Pell Grants. See the full rankings here.
Northern Michigan University students and regional community members are eligible to take a free course in either digital marketing, business analytics or front-end web development through The Future is Digital Challenge. The national Center on Rural Innovation (CORI) and the online learning platform Udacity are sponsoring the two-part initiative, designed to train rural Americans in new skills that will help them participate in the growing tech economy.
The NMU Pride of the North Marching Band will perform the first of three fall Superior Dome shows, absent a football game because of COVID-19, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. A "studio audience" of 120 who request passes in advance will be able to watch the performance live in the Superior Dome. The show will also be streamed for viewing later in the day on the band's Facebook page.
Jacob Daar, psychology professor and program director for the Behavior Education, Assessment and Research (BEAR) Center at Northern Michigan University, has been appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to represent state universities on the Michigan Autism Council. The BEAR Center provides critical therapy services to individuals with autism and other behavioral disorders in underrepresented rural areas, and serves as a clinical and research site for students pursuing careers in the field.
The Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Institute (UPCI) at Northern Michigan University is helping the Michigan Economic Development Corporation promote the growth of the state's cyber community by hosting certification and workshop offerings designed to develop local talent in the field. The UPCI, a hub of the Michigan Cyber Range in Ann Arbor, is referenced in an SC Media report titled "The cyber digital divide: How to level the playing field."
In celebration of its 10th year, Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) awarded a $10,000 grant to Northern Michigan University in support of college access and postsecondary attainment. This grant is one of 10 grants MCAN is awarding in a 10-day period in connection with its 10th year as part of its “10-10-10 Birthday Tour.”