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Northern Michigan University director of theater William Digneit received the Dr. Dawn Gallup Honor Recipient Award on March 5 from the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children. Digneit was honored for his efforts to create sensory-friendly productions of shows produced by the NMU Theatre and Dance department in partnership with the Theatre Development Fund (TDF) in New York City.
The Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation announced March 9 that its 2020 Legend of College Hockey recipient is Rick Comley, the first and longest-serving head coach of NMU's program. He spent 26 years behind the Wildcat bench and guided NMU to the 1991 NCAA Division I Championship. The rink in the Berry Events Center is named in his honor.
Mar. 9, 2020 —
The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will present "Where the men are men and the women are, too: stereotypes of the Yooper." The free talk by Finlandia University professor Hilary-Joy Virtanen will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, March 16, in 1320 Jamrich Hall.
NMU is preparing for the June 1 conversion from PeopleAdmin to PageUp, a new talent management system that offers an expansive suite of modules related to employee recruitment, onboarding and performance. Human Resources will offer a sneak peek of PageUp at its New Automation Open House for NMU staff and faculty from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in Cohodas 109.
NMU senior Jessica Parsons, an English/writing major from Clarkston, Mich., wrote a feature story on Marquette Mountain general manager Andrew Farron for MyNorth.com, the online home of "Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine." Parsons also writes columns for "The North Wind." Read her profile of Farron here.
The escalating COVID-19 coronavirus situation has led Northern to restrict university-sanctioned travel to any countries issued Level 3 or higher travel warnings by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and/or the U.S. Department of State. These currently include China, Iran, Italy and South Korea.
Mar. 4, 2020 —
A couple who wishes to remain anonymous has established a $600,000 endowment at Northern Michigan University to help Kalamazoo Promise students from Kalamazoo Central High School pay for books, room and board.
Mar. 3, 2020 —
The Northern Michigan University Orchestra will present a free concert geared toward elementary-aged children at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SEPT. 10:Human trafficking has victimized more than 8,000 people in Michigan over the last decade alone. The U.P. Human Trafficking Task Force and the Zonta Club of Marquette Area will screen "Ring of Silence," a dramatic film about the epidemic, at Northern Michigan University. A panel of local experts will participate in a Q&A session immediately afterward.
Mar. 3, 2020 —
Northern Michigan University's EcoReps and Sustainability Advisory Council are hosting Sustainability Week March 16-20. This year's theme is "Facing The Future."
Mar. 2, 2020 —
Northern Michigan University's Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department presents "Essentials of Nonprofit Management" with Cedric Calhoun, FASAE, CAE. Both sessions run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ballroom IV of the Northern Center on Tuesday, Mar. 10 and Tuesday, April 14.
The NMU School of Nursing typically holds trauma response simulations in a lab with mannequins. But for the first time Thursday afternoon, it collaborated with the ROTC Wildcat Battalion. The mock bomb training exercise allowed senior nursing students to interact with and deliver treatment to human patients out in the field.
Northern Michigan University senior ceramics major Niikah Hatfield has designed and produced special-edition WNMU-TV mugs for the station to give as promotional gifts during its fundraising campaign that begins next week. This is the first time a student's design has been featured for this purpose, and likely won't be the last through future collaborations with Art & Design.