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NMU Great Lakes Cannabis Collaboration Conference April 23

Apr. 8, 2024 —
The Great Lakes Cannabis Collaboration Conference will open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Northern Michigan University. It will showcase developing trends in cannabis education and scholarship, share insights from industry leaders and experts at the forefront of the sector's evolving landscape, and summarize the state of the industry. Featured speakers and panels, including one composed of NMU alumni working in the industry, are scheduled throughout the day.

NMU Presents 'Anything Goes' Musical

Apr. 6, 2024 —
Northern Michigan University Theatre & Dance will present “Anything Goes” April 11-13 and 18-20 in Forest Roberts Theatre. The Golden Age musical is set in the 1930s aboard the ocean liner S.S. American. It is directed and choreographed by assistant professor Kristen Beth Ludwig, who was an ensemble member and understudy for the lead role of Reno Sweeney in the 2011 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival at the Roundabout Theatre. She is now sharing her qualified insights with students involved in NMU's production.

NMU Theatre & Dance Hosts Summer Intensives for High Schoolers

Mar. 22, 2024 —
High school students interested in attending the Northern Michigan University Theatre & Dance Wildcat Performing Arts Academy's summer musical theater intensive can register through April 15, or possibly later if space is still available. It is scheduled for June 23-30. Two additional summer intensives in dance and theatrical design/production will both be offered July 20-27. All require audition/placement video submissions to apply. 

Tinti Named AD of the Year

Mar. 22, 2024 —
Northern Michigan University alumnus Joe Tinti has been named Athletic Director of the Year by the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association for Region 1. Tinti is the athletic director and principal at Norway High School. He was presented with the award on March 16 at the annual MIAAA Mid-Winter Conference in Traverse City.

NMU Preps for Solar Eclipse Viewing

Mar. 22, 2024 —
Northern Michigan University's Physics Department and Seaborg Center are partnering to host a community viewing of the solar eclipse on campus April 8. They will use combined equipment ranging from purchased glasses to telescopes to ensure that attendees can safely watch the moon glide over the sun's surface, casting a shadow over North America.

Campbell Shares Early Vision, Initiatives

Mar. 22, 2024 —
NMU's new Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Shawnrece Campbell, has hit the ground running since her official start date in January. In both her update at Wednesday's university forum and the opening remarks she delivered at Thursday's UNITED Conference, she highlighted new initiatives and future directions based on campus conversations she has had early in her tenure.

NMU Gender Fair Features Guest Speaker

Mar. 19, 2024 —
Northern Michigan University's gender and sexuality studies program is adding a new component to its annual NMU Gender Fair. For the first time, the group is bringing in an outside speaker. Jesús Gregorio Smith, ethnic studies associate professor and chair at Lawrence University, will present “Fat, Fem and Fabulous: How Body Size, Gender and Race Influence Sexual Negotiations in an Online Dating Market” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in Jamrich 1100. The Gender Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 29, in the Northern Center Ballrooms.

Global Wildlife Study During COVID-19 Shows Rural Animals More Sensitive to Human Activity

Mar. 18, 2024 —
One of the largest studies on wildlife activity—involving more than 220 researchers 163 mammal species and 5,000 camera traps worldwide—reveals that wild animals react differently to humans depending on where the animals live and what they eat. Northern Michigan University Biology Associate Professor Diana Lafferty is among the coauthors of a paper that was published today in Nature Ecology and Evolution.

NMU Celebrates Student Scholarship, Creativity

Mar. 18, 2024 —
Northern Michigan University's 28th annual Celebration of Student Scholarship will be held on Thursday, April 18, in Jamrich Hall. Undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines are encouraged to share their scholarly activity and creative written and artistic works through research posters and oral presentations, in a way that is accessible to a general audience. This year's theme is sustainability and first-generation student researchers will be highlighted. The event is free and open to the public.

NMU Jazz Fest April 5-6

Mar. 18, 2024 —
Northern Michigan University's annual Jazz Festival will open and close with performances by guest pianist and composer Ellen Rowe and the NMU Jazz Band and Jazz Combo. The opening concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in Reynolds Recital Hall. The closing concert is a repeat performance at the same time and location on Friday, April 6.

Korean Student Draws ESL Learners Via Social Media

Mar. 15, 2024 —
Hyeonji Noh, an international student from Seoul, South Korea, came to Northern Michigan University to study English and multimedia production, with the eventual goal of returning to her home country to teach English as a foreign language. Jumpstarting her career with online content, Noh uses her social media presence to create a community of English as a Second Language learners whose native tongue is Korean. She has amassed more than 30,000 Instagram followers with her videos and educational language content.

NMU Music Scholarship Competition March 27

Mar. 15, 2024 —
Northern Michigan University's Music Department will hold its annual musical performance scholarship competition from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Eight Northern music students will demonstrate their abilities by performing a piece of their choice in the hope of securing one of three available scholarship awards. This event is free and open to the public.