The 1975 NMU Wildcat football team did something that hasn't been replicated in the history of NCAA sports: it followed a winless season with a national title. The team's turnaround from an 0-10 record the previous year to 13-1 and the NCAA Division II championship is highlighted in an "Iron Mountain Daily News" sports story (six players hailed from Dickinson County).
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Tru Hubbard, a biology master's student at Northern MIchigan University, will receive NMU's Technology Innovation Student Award for her research on how human recreation impacts carnivore habitat use and behavior across multi-use lands. Her Yooper Wildlife Watch project captures images of animal movement through 30 trail cameras and incorporates newly developed data management and analysis techniques.
Apr. 14, 2020 —
Because of COVID-19's projected impact on Northern Michigan University's financial outlook, President Fritz Erickson announced an immediate 10% salary reduction for Executive Council members and asked division leaders to begin developing contingency plans for reducing NMU's budget by $8 million.
With COVID-19 closing schools, WNMU-TV at Northern Michigan University is working with Upper Peninsula school superintendents and educators to provide alternative options for online learning. WNMU-TV (channel 13) will modify its main-channel content beginning Monday, April 13, to broadcast special educational content for students in grades 6-12.
Jamie Crabb, NMU assistant professor and Practical Nursing program coordinator, has been selected to serve on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing as a volunteer item writer and reviewer on NCSBN's panel of judges. Crabb will aid in the development of the New Generation NCLEX-PN exam.
In response to the economic impacts posed to the Marquette community by COVID-19, Invent@NMU will now be offering free services to local small businesses. This effort is part of Northern Michigan University's #WildcatsMeanBusiness initiative, and in collaboration with Innovate Marquette SmartZone, LucidCoast and Campfire CoWorks.
Senior medicinal plant chemistry major Michael Cole won first place in the New Business Venture Competition sponsored by the Northern Michigan University College of Business. His proposal, Cannoptic Labs, will provide patients, cultivators, producers and dispensaries with important information about the safety, quality and potency of their medicinal/recreational cannabis products. The competition's final activities took place virtually because of the COVID-19 situation.
The Northern Michigan University Foundation has established the Wildcat 2020 Student Relief Fund in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The fund is designed to ensure the safety and success of NMU students during this historic event by providing immediate and impactful support to those confronting financial distress.
NMU human-centered design professor Peter Pless is putting his expertise and studio's resources to work developing plexiglass canopies that will encase patients being intubated in the ER, helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. He is working on the project in collaboration with UPHS-Marquette emergency medicine specialist Dr. Scott Hagle.
Before the COVID-19 situation quickly escalated, 10 Northern Michigan University students and two faculty members traveled to Cuba for an environmental studies course that explored different models of sustainable community development. They had the rare opportunity to bypass Havana and see the eastern part of the island, which most Americans never get to experience.