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NMU Environmental Science Ranked 36th in Nation

Apr. 23, 2021 —
Northern Michigan University ranks 36th among the nation's best bachelor's degree programs in environmental science, according to a national ranking released by Study.com. NMU's environmental science degree features an interdisciplinary approach that prepares students for a variety of careers in physical and natural science by emphasizing applied environmental science knowledge, skills and abilities.

Kupper Earns AATF Excellence in Teaching Award

Apr. 21, 2021 —
Nelly G. Kupper, Northern Michigan University professor of French and Russian, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Dorothy Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award at the post-secondary level. The American Association of Teachers of French will honor Kupper at its next convention. AATF is the largest professional association of French teachers worldwide, with nearly 10,000 members.

New Business Venture Winners Announced

Apr. 19, 2021 —
Northern Michigan University junior Bazile Panek won NMU's 2021 New Business Venture Competition for both his written plan and his presentation in the Big Pitch competition for his proposed business, Niim, which will market socks adorned with traditional Indigenous designs created by Native Americans. Freshman Jimmy Flom won the crowd favorite award at the Big Pitch for his proposal, The Burger Boat.

Panek Presents at Shifting Seasons Summit

Apr. 16, 2021 —
Northern Michigan University junior Bazile Panek will serve as the student keynote speaker at the third Shifting Seasons Summit hosted by the College of Menominee Nation—Sustainable Development Institute. He will present alongside three well-known Indigenous scholars and activists during the April 19-21 virtual summit, which promotes sharing adaptation and resilience knowledge across Indigenous communities.

Lippert's Score 2nd at National Quiz Bowl Tourney

Apr. 15, 2021 —
Northern Michigan University student Jakob Lippert of Green Bay finished 2nd in individual scoring among 128 players at the Intercollegiate Championship Tournament, the premier national quiz bowl event at the collegiate level. He was a member of NMU's team, which defeated squads from Harvard, Amherst, Tufts and other universities en route to a 15th place finish among 31 teams. Lippert averaged 66 points per game for the tourney.

NMU Quiz Bowl Competes at Nationals

Apr. 15, 2021 —
Northern Michigan University's quiz bowl team recently competed in the Intercollegiate Championship Tournament, the premier national event at the collegiate level. It defeated squads from Harvard, Amherst, Tufts, Boise State and Santa Fe en route to a 5-6 record. The team finished 15th among 31 teams. NMU's Jakob Lippert placed 2nd in individual scoring out of 128 total players, averaging 66 points per game. 

Erickson Holds Virtual Forum

Apr. 14, 2021 —
Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson held a virtual forum this afternoon to provide a COVID-19 update and confirm that NMU is “still on track” for a return to normal operations in the fall. He also addressed a request for an official commitment to carbon neutrality and proposed modifications to the university's strategic plan.

Sims Named Student Commencement Speaker

Apr. 14, 2021 —
Jalen Sims of Waterford, Mich., will be the student speaker for Northern Michigan University's May 1 commencement. The graphic design major recalled an early project in which he had to create brand and marketing materials around a fictitious business. He came up with Home Grown seed packets, a nod to his passion for gardening and plants. That might have been prophetic. Sims plans to remain in Marquette to cultivate a farming career while pursuing an online graduate degree related to running an agriculture business.

Eco-Bags Program Reduces Waste

Apr. 14, 2021 —
NMU Dining launched a new Eco-Bag initiative this semester, providing more than 900 residence hall students with a free bag to reuse at all of its locations. The program was created in response to student concerns about disposable plastic bag waste generated by the increased reliance on takeout meals and snacks during the pandemic.