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NMU Foundation Hosts Community Forums on Former Hospital Site Redevelopment

Apr. 26, 2022 —
The Northern Michigan University Foundation today announced its plans to host community forums regarding efforts to facilitate redevelopment of the former hospital site adjacent to the NMU campus. Two forums will be held at The Northern Center on May 3: the first from 2-3:30 p.m and the second from 5:30-7 p.m. Participants will receive a brief project update and take part in polling activities and dialogue with other community members. Refreshments will be served.

NMU Senior Art Exhibition Ends April 29

Apr. 25, 2022 —
Northern Michigan University seniors graduating from the School of Art & Design have artwork displayed at the DeVos Art Museum through Friday, April 29. The exhibition features students concentrating in ceramics, computer art, digital cinema, drawing/painting, graphic design, human-centered design, illustration, metalsmithing/sculpture as well as photography and woodworking. 

UP3D Exhibition at Beaumier Center

Apr. 25, 2022 —
Northern Michigan University's Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center presents a "UP3D" display of 60 large three-dimensional stereograph images from the collection of Jack Deo of Marquette. Admission is free and 3D glasses will be provided. All of the images were taken in the late 19th century in communities and locations across the Upper Peninsula by some of the region's best-known photographers.

Alumna Joins Indigenous Runners in Boston Marathon

Apr. 22, 2022 —
Northern Michigan University alumna Shayla Manitowabi-Huebner, who ran her first Boston Marathon on Monday as a member of the Native Women Running group, was featured in media coverage around the event of efforts to increase representation of Indigenous women in the running community by encouraging and featuring their involvement. The 2019 NMU sports science graduate “crushed” the race, as one article stated, with a finish time of 3:25:25 after only two months of serious training.

Els Advances to Finals of 3MT Midwest

Apr. 22, 2022 —
As the winner of Northern Michigan University's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) graduate student competition, exercise science master's candidate Caro Els represented NMU at the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools 3MT competition. She advanced to the last round as one of eight finalists out of 43 participants, some of whom were doctoral students and from larger research institutions.  

Berry to Receive Honorary Degree

Apr. 21, 2022 —
John W. Berry Jr., a 1971 Northern Michigan University accounting and finance graduate who has supported his alma mater through student scholarships and athletic capital projects, will receive an honorary Doctor of Business degree at NMU's April 30 commencement. He will be recognized for his roles as a highly regarded business leader and philanthropist. Berry is a past recipient of Northern's highest alumni honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Smith Named Student Commencement Speaker

Apr. 21, 2022 —
Northern Michigan University graduating senior Hannah Smith of Waukesha, Wis., will be the student speaker at NMU's April 30 commencement. She will earn a bachelor's degree in multimedia journalism with a double minor in public relations and photography. Marquette native Andrew Vanwelsenaers will be the student soloist and receive a bachelor's degree in music. The baritone will lead the singing of the national anthem at the ceremony.

Snowaert Retires as Ishpeming Police Chief

Apr. 20, 2022 —
Northern Michigan University alumnus Steven Snowaert has retired from the Ishpeming Police Department after a 39-year law enforcement career that began with NMU Public Safety. He also taught NMU criminal justice courses as an adjunct instructor. Snowaert had previously retired from the Marquette Police Department, where he spent 26 years in different capacities, before he was appointed as Ishpeming police chief in 2017.

Anderton's Earth Week April 18-23

Apr. 15, 2022 —
Several Northern Michigan University student organizations are collaborating on a full slate of activities to mark the eighth annual Anderton's Earth Week. The April 18-23 event honors the memory of John Anderton, a former geography professor and department head who passed away unexpectedly in March 2014. It includes an Earth Week Fair presented by the participating groups from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the first-floor atrium of Jamrich Hall.

AdviseMI Seeks New College Advisers

Apr. 13, 2022 —
Recent college graduates have the opportunity to work as college advisers to high school students through the AdviseMI program. Benefits include a living stipend anticipated to be $30,000 for 2022-23, education award of $6,495 per year to repay student loans or finance further studies, healthcare coverage, professional development and networking opportunities and extensive training in college access. No prior experience is needed. 

Apparitions of the Non-Alien, Photography: Ghost Pictures of WWII Incarceration

Apr. 12, 2022 —
Northern Michigan University will host Apparitions of the Non-Alien, Photography: Ghost Pictures of WWII Incarceration, a lecture hosted by Vincent Schleitwiler about photography related to the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. This event is free to attend and open to the public. It will begin at 6 p.m., on April 20, in Mead Auditorium or online.