More than 3,500 Upper Peninsula residents have subscribed to Northern Michigan University's Educational Access Network. NMU administrators marked the milestone recently by honoring staff members involved in the effort and distributing 3,500 pieces of candy to match the number of subscriptions. The EAN provides broadband internet service through the university's high-speed LTE wireless broadband network to learners of all ages in a growing number of Upper Peninsula locations.
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NMU's Best Buddies chapter participated in Sunday's local Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, which raised $13,000. Best Buddies International is a nonprofit dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The NMU Best Buddies team consisted of chapter members and Special Olympics athletes.
Northern Michigan University's College of Business will hold “The Big Pitch,” a competition involving six students pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges. The event is part of the 12th annual New Business Venture Competition. It begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in Forest Roberts Theatre. A Business After Hours reception held in collaboration with the Lake Superior Community Partnership will precede The Big Pitch from 5-6:45 p.m. in the FRT lobby.
Mar. 15, 2019 —
The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer an advance care planning workbook session at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Upper Peninsula Health Plan office on Washington St. The registration deadline is Monday, March 25. Kate LaBeau, advance care planning program manager, will lead the discussion. This event is free to attend and open to the public.
Former Cadillac trooper and NMU alumnus Jeffrey Crofoot ('89 BS) now leads the Traverse City Computer Crimes Unit and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. According to MI News 26 in Cadillac, he was promoted to the new position and rank of detective sergeant by the Michigan State Police. Crofoot will supervise troopers as they process electronic evidence related to criminal cases and manage web-based criminal investigations. The Saginaw native served in the Navy before obtaining his bachelor's degree from NMU.
Shiza Maryam is studying at Northern Michigan University this winter semester through the Global UGRAD Pakistan Program (IREX), which allows students from the country to study abroad. Maryam will give a cultural presentation on Pakistan at 4 p.m. Monday, March 25 in 1311 Jamrich Hall. The presentation will include facts about the country's tourism, language, art, music and special ceremony customs.
Northern Michigan University will host “Taste Tour of the World” lunches at the Wildcat Den in the University Center from Tuesday, March 19 through Thursday, March 21. Each day will feature cuisine from a different country—France, Germany and Spain—in celebration of World Languages Week. The meals will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are free for NMU students with a meal plan. General admission is $9.75 and children can eat for $5.75. The menus follow:
Rock climber Lynn Hill, one of only two people in the world to succeed in making an all free, one-day ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, will give a presentation at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free for NMU students and $2 for the general public.
Mar. 5, 2019 —
The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present “More than Beginning Photography” workshops. The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 19. Sessions are scheduled from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: March 27, April 24, May 22 and June 26 in 404-A Cohodas Hall. Participants are invited to attend one or all sessions for $1 per session for NCLL members and $6 for non-members.
Mar. 5, 2019 —
The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present a program on Ending Hunger Alliance in Marquette's effort to feed children in need. The discussion will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, at the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room. It is open to the public and free to attend with the option of donating non-perishable food items.
Northern Michigan University and Meijer representatives today participated in a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Meijer Student-Athlete Fueling Station in the NMU Superior Dome. The station, which offers grab-and-go snacks and drinks to Wildcat athletes free of charge, is the newest component of a multi-layered master sponsorship agreement with the Grand Rapids-based retailer. Meijer has contributed gift cards valued at $15,000 annually to NMU Intercollegiate Athletics to keep the fueling station stocked.
Mar. 1, 2019 —
The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present a program on how natural stone countertops are cut and finished at Stone Reflections, followed by a Dutch treat lunch at Jackson's Pit. The event is scheduled from 10:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, with a registration deadline of Thursday, March 7. Cost is $3 for NCLL members and $6 for non-members. To register, call 227-2979.
Feb. 28, 2019 —
At its Feb. 15 meeting, the NMU Board of Trustees approved moving Alumni Relations operations and reporting from the Extended Learning and Community Engagement Division to the NMU Foundation. According to the NMU Foundation, this realignment represents an important step in a larger restructuring effort establishing a holistic team-driven approach to advancement in preparation for the upcoming fundraising campaign.