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First-year nursing student Tess Kostelec said she is leaning toward a career in an emergency room because the fast pace, high drama and need to think quickly appeal to her. She recently found herself in a situation that involved all of those elements when she saved a student from choking at Northern Lights Dining. Her capable response impressed a staff member and reassured Kostelec that she could indeed thrive professionally in an ER.
Greg Lukianoff, bestselling author and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), will present “The Threat to Free Speech on Campus and What to Do About It” at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. A Q&A session is slated to follow the presentation. Admission is free and is open to the public.
River Valley Bank presented a $5,000 check to the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center as the title sponsor of the Hope Starts Here Challenge. The event raises funds and awareness for the UMBTC, a collaborative effort between UP Health System, Northern Michigan University and the Superior Health Foundation. The UMBTC's mission is to empower patients and families dealing with brain tumors through advocacy, research, education and treatment.
Apr. 2, 2019 —
Daniel Truckey, director of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University, will host “Walking Through the Past: 70 Years of Architecture at NMU." This walking tour of campus begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Cohodas Hall. It is free and open to the public.
Mar. 29, 2019 —
The Northern Michigan University Police Department and the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University (ASNMU) will give a presentation on the Rape Defense Aggression (RAD) Systems course at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. in the multipurpose room of NMU's Woodland Apartments. All NMU students will be admitted free with a valid ID.
Middle Eastern studies expert Benny Morris will present "A New Look at the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and the Creation of the Palestinian Refugee Problem” at Northern Michigan University. His presentation begins at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, at Reynolds Recital Hall. NMU's Jewish Student Union is sponsoring the event. Admission is $2 for community members and free for NMU students with a valid ID.
Mar. 28, 2019 —
The Northern Michigan University Archives presents its second “Evening at the Archives” event of the semester, titled The Digital Apocalypse. University Archivist Marcus Robyns and Beaumier Heritage Center Director Daniel Truckey will go head to head in a debate moderated by Dean Leslie Warren on the preservation of cultural heritage in the digital age.
Superiorland Pet Partners won the 2019 Wildcat Wellness Health Fair Robin Rahoi Award for the Best Display. The final installment of the award, named for the late NMU registered dietician, was given to the display judged to be most interactive and attractive, with a good health promotion message. The display also was the attendee favorite at the health fair.
Northern Michigan University's Board of Trustees recently approved the renaming of the New Science Facility to Kathleen Shingler Weston Hall. In honor of Women's History Month, we take a closer look at Weston, one of NMU's first female graduates who went on to complete a medical degree. She became part of the team that developed the Salk polio vaccine and was honored by President Lyndon B. Johnson as one of the nation's “Outstanding Medical Women.”
Northern Michigan University will launch a new online ticketing system for athletic, theater, music and community events on Monday, April 1. The shift to University Tickets software will simplify and enhance the user experience through upgraded technology. It includes the following features: electronic ticket delivery; a “handoff” feature for texting a ticket to someone else if the purchaser can't attend; views from seating sections in each venue; and options to add events to personal calendars and share on social media. The hope is that this modernized system will reduce paper tickets and box office traffic, particularly for high-demand events such as hockey playoffs.
Two representatives of the da Vinci Center at Virginia Commonwealth University hosted workshops this week on how design thinking and entrepreneurship can help Northern overcome projected enrollment challenges. They also met with a number of academic departments seeking to transform programs.
Actress Angela Kinsey, best known for her role on the NBC television series The Office, will give a presentation at Northern Michigan University. The event is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Jamrich 1100. The presentation is free for students with a valid NMU ID and $2 for general public.
The Beaumier Heritage Concert Series will present Hungarian folk group Söndörgő at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Kaufman Auditorium. The performance in Marquette is the first stop on the North American leg of the group's international tour, which began on March 20 in Budapest, Hungary, and is expected to conclude May 11 in Zürich, Switzerland.
The Native American Student Association at Northern Michigan University will present the "Learning to Walk Together" traditional pow wow. The event will be held on Saturday, March 30, in the Marquette National Guard Armory. General admission is $5; NMU students are admitted free with ID. Elders and children under 10 are free.
Construction management professor Michael Andary ('06 MPA) was visibly perplexed when administrators and colleagues recently walked into his Jacobetti Complex classroom and purposely interrupted a morning lecture. His confusion soon gave way to a smile, followed by a round of applause from his students. The delegation was there to deliver a surprise announcement. Andary is the first member of the NMU Faculty Association to receive the university's Distinguished Faculty Award. NMUFA represents those who teach in the College of Technology and Occupational Sciences.