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NMU Sponsors MidAm Race Series

Dec. 20, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University is sponsoring the U.S. Ski and Snowboard (USSS) MidAmerica Series, the premier race series within the Central Division. At the first event, held Dec. 13-15 at Nub's Nob in Harbor Springs, Mich., two NMU students were among the top three finishers in Sunday's FIS MidAm Slalom.

PRSSA Profiles Empowering Women

Dec. 19, 2019 —
NMU's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will host a Rise U.P. Women's March 2020 post-reception Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. The event will feature all-female speakers and musicians, along with a pop-up art show by female artists. PRSSA is highlighting several empowering NMU students, faculty and staff in advance of the march and reception. Here is the first of four installments recognizing their dedication.

Alumni Join U.P. Birthday Celebration

Dec. 18, 2019 —
Two NMU alumni were involved in a recent Upper Peninsula birthday celebration held at the Marquette Regional History Center. State Rep. Sara Cambensy introduced a House-adopted resolution commemorating Dec. 14 as the 183rd birthday of the U.P., while Mark Ruge gave a presentation on the “Frostbitten Convention” held on that date in 1836, which ensured that Michigan's boundaries would include the entire Upper Peninsula.

Graduating Senior Prepares for USGS Job

Dec. 12, 2019 —
Allison Opheim will graduate from Northern Michigan University on Saturday with the assurance of a new job as a communications and public affairs contractor with the U.S. Geological Survey in Fort Collins, Colo. She said working for a federal agency fresh out of college might have seemed a daunting prospect at one time, but she now considers herself fully prepared, thanks to the confidence and competencies she gained at NMU.

NMU Partners with Oakton Community College

Dec. 12, 2019 —
A new transfer partnership between Northern Michigan University and Oakton Community College in Illinois will create a "first-of-its-kind educational pathway" for Oakton students seeking to pursue a bachelor's degree tailored to the emerging cannabis industry. Representatives from both institutions formalized the agreement at a Dec. 11 ceremony at Oakton's Des Plaines campus.