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Student Returns After Freak Accident

Sep. 4, 2019 —
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.

Alumna Reviews Marquette Food/Drink Scene

Aug. 30, 2019 —
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.

Art Exhibit Opens Friday

Aug. 28, 2019 —
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. 

NCLL Offers Chair Yoga Classes

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.

Alumni Awards Brunch Tickets Available

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.