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NMU Homecoming Events Planned

Sep. 8, 2023 —
Northern Michigan University will close out its Homecoming celebration with a weekend of activities for alumni and community members Sept. 15-17. The schedule includes the traditional parade, tailgate party and sporting events, along with family activities, arts and culture exhibits and a historical tour of campus.

NMU Receives $413K Instrumentation Award to Advance Neuroscience Research

Sep. 7, 2023 —
Northern Michigan University's Department of Psychological Science has received a $413,000 National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation award to facilitate a new frontier in human neuroscience research that could transform the field. NMU will use the funds to acquire an integrated system that assesses the cause-and-effect brain-behavior relationships underlying social interactions and other aspects of human behavior, which could have implications for those with depression, anxiety or addiction disorders. 

NMU Offers MoveUP Program

Sep. 6, 2023 —
Northern Michigan University's MoveUP program is returning for the Fall 2023 semester. The service is provided by the School of Health and Human Performance and allows for NMU students and community members to engage in a variety of exercises at multiple intensities led by graduate students.

NMU Hosts Marquette/Alger Counties College Fair

Sep. 1, 2023 —
Northern Michigan University's Admissions Office is hosting the Marquette/Alger Counties College Fair from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Northern Center Ballrooms. Representatives from colleges and universities across the Midwest, along with the Armed Forces and ROTC programs, will participate. High school juniors and seniors and their parents are welcome to attend.

NMU Hosts U.P. Cybersecurity Symposium

Sep. 1, 2023 —
Northern Michigan University will host an Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Symposium and Incident Response Workshops Monday, Sept. 25, through Wednesday, Sept. 27. The event is free and open to the public, but there are limited spaces. It covers cybersecurity topics pertaining to K-12 technology, healthcare, small business, local government and critical infrastructure.

Documentary on U.P. Teams That Played the Packers Streams Free

Aug. 31, 2023 —
Green Bay Packers fans and Upper Peninsula history buffs can stream Linked to Legends: The U.P. Teams that Played the Packers for free on WNMU-TV's website. The Emmy-nominated documentary produced by Northern Michigan University Communications Professor Dwight Brady unearths the century-old stories of five U.P. communities and their teams that played the Packers and other NFL teams from 1919-1926.

You Researches Nile River Conflict Policy

Aug. 25, 2023 —
The Nile River in northeastern Africa is heavily relied upon for survival and livelihood. It supplies drinking water, irrigation for crops, fish and hydroelectricity. But the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Upper Nile, which represents Africa's largest hydropower project, is at the center of a conflict involving Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan. Northern Michigan University assistant professor Jongeun You examined the policy setting related to the GERD conflict, which could apply to comparable cases across different contexts. His research paper was published in World Water Policy.

Former Hospital Demolition Public Information Sessions Rescheduled

Aug. 24, 2023 —
The Northern Michigan University (NMU) Foundation, Adamo Group and the City of Marquette, is rescheduling the public information sessions regarding the blight elimination project at the former hospital property adjacent to NMU's campus in Marquette. Two separate sessions will now be held on Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Northern Center at Northern Michigan University. The first session will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the second at 5:30 p.m.

Tessman Convocation: Proud History Propels Future Plans

Aug. 23, 2023 —
In his first fall convocation as Northern Michigan University president, Brock Tessman said he wants to learn from and steward Northern's proud history while enacting new ideas and initiatives built around a central goal: promoting student success and narrowing equity gaps so that every student has an opportunity to “reach the finish line.” With the largest incoming class in years and a solid budget, he said the university is well-positioned to plan for the future with some stability.

NMU Restructures Advising

Aug. 23, 2023 —
As part of the Student Affairs and Success administrative pillar identified by President Brock Tessman during his convocation, Northern Michigan University has revised its advising structure to better support the holistic needs of students throughout their time at the university. The goal is that most students will be assigned a dedicated adviser in the relevant program cluster who will attend to their specific needs from their arrival on campus to graduation.

Carl Holm's Legacy Honored

Aug. 23, 2023 —
Northern Michigan University held a dedication ceremony for a memorial display case and named annual scholarship honoring the legacy of Carl Holm, an NMU alumnus who worked 42 years in Housing and Residence Life, retiring as its director. A committee of colleagues, friends and family raised more than $15,000 for both projects.