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Children's Book Presentation Tonight

Oct. 20, 2020 —
Northern Michigan University and Peter White Public Library will host a presentation by Barbara Carney-Coston, author of To the Copper Country: Miheala's Journey, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20. The children's book is one of the 2020 selections of Two Books Two Communities. Register for the Zoom event here, by visiting or the group's Facebook page. A recording will be available for later viewing.

REVISED: Police Academy Meetings Scheduled

Oct. 19, 2020 —
We've just been informed that the meetings on Nov. 3 and 4 are for NMU students only. Information about meetings for non-NMU students will be provided as soon as it's available. The revised release below reflects this. We apologize for the inconvenience. The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will host mandatory meetings for those planning to attend the next academy. Individuals can choose one session from the following: 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, or Wednesday, Nov. 4. There will be a limit of 10 people per session.

Employee Union Participates in Pushup Challenge

Oct. 16, 2020 —
Eleven members of Northern Michigan University's administrative/professional union, UAW Local 2178, participated in a global pushup challenge during Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month in September. They completed 10,272 pushups. The International Sports Science Association (ISSA) initiated the challenge with a goal of 2.2 million worldwide and far exceeded that with more than 3 million pushups pledged.

NMU Lab Monitors Wastewater for COVID-19

Oct. 14, 2020 —
Northern Michigan University Biology Professor Josh Sharp and students in his lab are monitoring Marquette wastewater for COVID-19, applying the same methods they have used to test local beach water for E. coli. They are participating in a statewide, $10 million grant-funded pilot program in which local public health departments are coordinating with universities and other entities on COVID-19 wastewater testing programs, which could be an early warning system for virus spread or outbreaks.

Satellite Clerk's Office Opens at NMU

Oct. 14, 2020 —
Associated Students of Northern Michigan University (ASNMU) partnered with the Marquette City Clerk's office to set up a satellite clerk's office where individuals can register to vote, request and drop off a Marquette City absentee ballot and return Michigan voting applications. The office is located in room 1205 of the Northern Center. It is open now through Nov. 2 from 2-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays.

NMU Board Meeting Oct. 16

Oct. 12, 2020 —
The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees will hold its next formal/business meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in Ballroom I of the Northern Center. It will also be live-streamed on YouTube at Committee meetings are scheduled Thursday afternoon and earlier Friday morning. For the complete agenda and supporting materials, visit 

U.P. Universities 'Fight the Flu'

Oct. 12, 2020 —
The Center for Rural Health at Northern Michigan University is bringing together U.P. universities to “Fight the Flu" this season. Students, staff and faculty from Finlandia University, Lake Superior State University, Michigan Technological University and Northern Michigan University are competing to see which school can get the highest percentage of its total population vaccinated against the flu.

NMU Covid-19 Dashboard Earns A Grade

Oct. 12, 2020 —
Northern Michigan University has received an A grade for its Safe on Campus dashboard, which provides updated statistics on current and cumulative positive Covid-19 cases, quarantine/isolation counts and on-campus testing results, along with Marquette County's weekly tallies and links to related resources. The team at reviewed 245 college and university sites nationwide.

NMU Blood Drive Wednesday

Oct. 12, 2020 —
Northern Michigan University nursing students are partnering with the U.P. Regional Blood Center to host a blood drive on campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. The annual event falls in the midst of a critical shortage and will include additional safety precautions because of the Covid-19 virus. 

NMU Earns Silver STARS Rating

Oct. 9, 2020 —
Northern Michigan University's STARS rating, determined by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education as a measure of universities' performance related to sustainability, advanced to silver in 2020 from bronze three years ago. The rating system factors in academics and research, operations, administration/planning and engagement.