The Northern Michigan University French program presents its 12th annual classic silent horror film with grand piano accompaniment at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Ontario room of the Northern Center. The film to be shown this year is The Hunchback of Notre Dame, accompanied by Bob Buckhoe on piano.
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Internationally recognized economist Deirdre McCloskey will explain how the world has gotten exponentially wealthier since 1800, and why it will continue on that trajectory, when she presents “It's Good to Be Rich: Why Liberalism Works” at Northern Michigan University. Her talk begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in 1100 Jamrich Hall.
Oct. 16, 2019 —
Michelle Leigh Farell, a professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Fairfield University, will discuss new audiovisual landscapes in Cuba when she presents “Is Havana Isolated, or is Washington?” at Northern Michigan University. Her talk is scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in 1311 Jamrich Hall.
Oct. 9, 2019 —
A new school year brings a new name for Northern Michigan University's Pep Band: the Twisted Whiskers. The group will perform at NMU Wildcat hockey's first regular season series against the Michigan State Spartans on Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12.
Northern Michigan University's 52nd annual fall semester job fair for students and alumni will be held from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Northern Center. About 80 employers are scheduled to attend. Students and alumni who log into Handshake and join the event, then check in at the job fair, will have their names entered into a drawing for one of 10 prizes.
Actress Diane Guerrero from Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin will speak at Northern Michigan University about her life and activism in the wake of her parents' deportation when she was 14. She will discuss her memoir, In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Northern Center ballrooms.
Recent developments in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease will be the topic of the next Your Health presentation at Northern Michigan University. Scott Counts, associate professor of translational neuroscience at Michigan State University, will give the talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
As part of Northern Michigan University's Visiting Writers Program, poet Jericho Brown will give a free presentation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17m in Jamrich 1100. Brown's first book, Please, won the American Book Award. His sophomore release, The New Testament, won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront and the Academy of American Poets.
Oct. 3, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University English professor and author James McCommons will present “George Shiras III vs. the Nature Fakers” at the next NMU Science on Tap event. McCommons' talk, which relates to his new book titled Camera Hunter: George Shiras III and the Birth of Wildlife Photography, will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. Admission is free.
Jamrich Hall's main lobby was filled with 1,100 backpacks on Monday, to represent the approximate number of undergraduate students in the country who commit suicide each year. The NMU chapter of Active Minds, a national mental health advocacy organization, brought a touring exhibit titled "Send Silence Packing" to campus. Students who paused to reflect on the display said it was a powerful way to raise awareness.
Oct. 2, 2019 —
As the next step in maintaining institutional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission, members of the NMU community will be asked over the current academic year to provide input and evidence demonstrating that Northern continues to meet accreditation standards.
Passion doesn't require a back-up plan or have an expiration date, and it is especially powerful when used in the service of making a difference. Internationally recognized sculpture artist Kristine Poole shared those insights upon receiving her NMU Distinguished Alumni Award, and also contributed a piece of work to the DeVos Art Museum's permanent collection.
Joseph Evans of Marquette described how he made the journey from “undistinguished freshman” to a successful 34-year career in the domestic and international defense markets when he recently accepted his Distinguished Alumni Award from Northern Michigan University. He has worked with industry and government officials throughout Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.