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In The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin portrayed both a caricature of Adolf Hitler and a Jewish barber, using his first sound picture to make a boldly satirical political statement on anti-Semitism. NMU English major Eric Pitz is exploring the film's cultural significance as the recipient of a $5,000 Anna and Rich Lundin Honors Summer Research Fellowship.
NMU School of Health and Human Performance professors Randy Jensen and Sarah Breen, along with students from the sports and exercise science programs, gave seven presentations at the recent International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports in Oxford, Ohio. The total made NMU the second-most productive university in the world at the event.
NMU's new online applied science in management degree completion program offers anyone with an associate degree in ski area operations/business management the option to complete the bachelor's degree online, except for a one-week residency capstone course during the off-season in Marquette. The program and its director, Brian Zinser of the College of Business, are referenced in the latest issue of NSAA Journal, published by the National Ski Areas Association.
NMU professor Gary Brunswick spent part of his summer teaching a services marketing course to students from several countries at XAMK, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences. It was the sixth time he has taught at the school in Mikkeli since his first faculty exchange in 1995. The local newspaper, Lansi-Saavo, recently published a feature story on Brunswick.
Half of the 10 new U.P. Sports Hall of Fame inductees announced Aug. 3 have ties to Northern Michigan University. They include Al Mitchell, former U.S. Olympic Education Center boxing coach who currently coaches onetime NMU student and Olympian-turned-pro boxer Mikaela Mayer, and Todd Dagenais, former Wildcat assistant volleyball coach who now heads an NCAA Division I program.
Aug. 7, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University's Criminal Justice Department, in cooperation with Michigan InfraGard, will host a free cybersecurity workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 8, in room 109 of Harden Hall (formerly the Learning Resources Center).
Jul. 18, 2019 —
In response to the rapid growth of its first-in-the-nation medicinal plant chemistry program, Northern Michigan University has established an academic partnership with Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc. The collaboration includes an in-kind donation to equip a new chemistry laboratory, a framework for research collaborations and internship opportunities for students.
Northern Michigan University will preserve its longtime rank of second-lowest tuition and fees among Michigan's 15 public universities after the NMU Board of Trustees today approved tuition and fees for the 2019-20 academic year. The board also increased university-funded financial aid by $1 million and emphasized the importance of continued strategic investment to enhance the student experience and value of an NMU degree.
The newly released film Yesterday imagines a world in which the Beatles never existed, except to a struggling singer-songwriter who becomes an overnight sensation performing the band's back catalog. The premise demonstrates the enduring legacy of what many consider the most influential group of all time for its impact on culture and recording techniques.
Jul. 17, 2019 —
The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present a free program on what's new at the Marquette Senior Center at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6. Hosted by senior services manager Maureen McFadden at the facility, this event will address what has changed since McFadden assumed her management position.To register, call 227-2979 before Friday, July 26.