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Football's 'Worst to First' Seasons Highlighted

Apr. 16, 2020 —
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). 

Grad Student Earns Award for Wildlife Project

Apr. 15, 2020 —
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.  

WNMU-TV Offers Educational Content

Apr. 9, 2020 —
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.

Cannoptic Labs Wins NMU Business Competition

Apr. 3, 2020 —
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. 

Wildcat Relief Fund Established

Apr. 3, 2020 —
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.