Northern Michigan University's 2019 Homecoming week includes a full lineup of activities for alumni and community members Sept. 19-21. A community-wide ice cream social, the annual Homecoming parade and a game-day tailgate party are all on the agenda this year. All events listed below are free of charge unless otherwise indicated.
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Sep. 5, 2019 —
The Two Books Two Communities program has organized community events in Marquette and Munising that revolve around this year's Great Lakes-themed selections, The Living Great Lakes and Harborless.
Gina Arnold is adjusting to her “new normal” as she returns to NMU after a freak accident in which the seatbelt that saved her life also altered it significantly by nearly slicing her abdomen in half like a sword. The Macomb native has changed her major from nursing—she can't stand for long periods or lift more than 10 pounds—to psychology. She said Northern is the ideal place to resume her studies as she continues her physical rehabilitation.
Sep. 3, 2019 —
The 2019 McNair Fall Symposium will be held from 12:15 - 4:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building.
NMU alumna and freelance food and drink writer Layla Khoury-Hanold ('04 BS) focuses on Marquette in a piece for the Chicago Tribune. She writes that the outdoor splendor, recreational activities and vibrant downtown have turned the city into a "bona fide tourist destination," as reflected by a new crop of food and beverage producers, several of whom are NMU alumni. Read her flattering story here.
An exhibition that symbolizes the story of millions of refugees worldwide will open Friday, Aug. 30, at Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum. Israeli artist Orna Ben-Ami will give a talk at 6 p.m. An opening reception for her "Entire Life in a Package" exhibit will follow from 7-9 p.m.
Northern Michigan University's automotive service technology program has renewed its accreditation to the master automotive service technician (MAST) level through the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation. The program was ranked 10th nationwide earlier this year by bestschools.org.
Aug. 26, 2019 —
The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present “Malaysia by Train, Bus and Boat." Sandi Poindexter will discuss her solo travels through the country from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in room B101 of the Superior Dome.
Aug. 26, 2019 —
The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a Woodworking Rally from 8 a.m. to noon on six consecutive Mondays, beginning Sept. 9 and ending Oct. 14. The sessions will be held in room 137 of Northern Michigan University's Jacobetti Center.
Aug. 26, 2019 —
The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning is partnering with Essentials Massage and Yoga Studio to present a five-session chair yoga program. Sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 10, 17, 24 and Oct. 1 and 8. The location is 708 Chippewa Square, Suite 10 in Marquette.
A Northern Michigan University student spent his summer teaching English at an accredited Mongolian military university. Through the Cadet Coalition Warfighter Program (CCWP), senior political science major and NMU ROTC member Hunter Wernholm had the opportunity to teach English classes to military officers at National Defense University in Ulaanbaatar.
Aug. 19, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson will deliver his fall convocation to faculty, staff and students on Wednesday, Aug. 21, in Jamrich Hall 1100.
Aug. 14, 2019 —
Tickets are available for Northern Michigan University's alumni awards brunch, scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the Northern Center. The five NMU alumni who will be honored over Homecoming weekend and their awards are: Joseph Evans of Marquette ('81 BS, '83 MA) and Kristine Poole of Santa Fe, N.M. ('92 BFA), Distinguished Alumni; Tom Fish of Wilmington, N.C. ('69 BS), Alumni Achievement; Jon Mommaerts of Marquette ('91 BS), Alumni Service; and Nicole Weber of Washington, D.C. ('09 BA), Outstanding Young Alumni.