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Flickinger Epitomizes Well-Rounded Education

May. 3, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University senior Kyle Flickinger will graduate on Saturday with a bachelor's degree in biochemistry. The Brimley native excelled academically, earning a summer research fellowship for his work with the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center, among other honors. But by supplementing STEM with diverse extracurricular activities ranging from athletics to music to theater, he is truly leaving NMU with a well-rounded education.

Whetstone Brook Cleanup May 18

Apr. 30, 2019 —
The Marquette County Conservation District and Megan McConville, a Northern Michigan University professor who specializes in water chemistry, are seeking volunteers to help clean up trash and debris from Whetstone Brook and its surrounding banks. Crews will meet at Founders Landing, where the tributary spills into Lake Superior, at 10 a.m. and work until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Prizes and lunch will be included. Volunteers should wear boots and gloves.

NMU Board Meeting May 3

Apr. 29, 2019 —
The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, May 3. Committee meetings are scheduled from 8:30-10:45 a.m. The formal/business session is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon in 602 Cohodas Hall. For the agenda and supporting materials, visit  

CTL Honors Scholars

Apr. 29, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University's Center for Teaching and Learning, along with the Extended Learning and Community Engagement division, held a recent open house celebration to honor outgoing and incoming scholars.

Victim Services Training Offered

Apr. 24, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University's Serving Native Survivors Circle project will hold professional development training titled "“Privileging American Indian Ways of Knowing in Victim Services.” The free training is designed for tribal victim services employees, with an opportunity for CEUs available. Non-tribal victim services employees, along with students in Native American studies and social work, are also welcome to attend.

Rich Named Milliken Scholar by MEC

Apr. 24, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University junior environmental science major Ryann Rich was recently named the Helen and William Milliken Scholar by the Michigan Environmental Council for her proposed undergraduate research idea “Wetting Your Wheat: Is Sustainable Agriculture in the Marshes?” Established in 2018, the Belding, MI native is the first recipient of the scholarship.

Food Pantry Reviews Stats, Prepares for Summer

Apr. 23, 2019 —
As the NMU Food Pantry closes out the academic year and prepares for more limited hours this summer, statistics indicate an increase in the number of visits. The pantry opened in November 2017. Students stopped in 341 times during the winter 2018 semester, compared with more than 500 visits recorded over the same semester this year. More than 125 individuals have utilized its services since January, according to the Dean of Students Office.

U.P. Cybersecurity Institute Grand Opening May 2

Apr. 23, 2019 —
The grand opening of the Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Institute at NMU—the only facility of its kind in the U.P. and one of six statewide—will be held Thursday, May 2. The institute offers non-degree and industry credentials relevant to emerging careers in cybersecurity. It also augments NMU's existing cyber defense bachelor's degree and provides additional career exploration and training opportunities with U.P. K-12 school districts and postsecondary institutions.

BEAR Center Receives Grant

Apr. 19, 2019 —
NMU's Behavioral Education, Assessment and Research (BEAR) Center received a $20,000 grant from the Superior Health Foundation. The funding will help to develop a professional association to support educational and development needs of professionals working in areas related to Applied Behavior Analysis techniques. ABA is used extensively at the center. 

Dance 4 Food Event April 24

Apr. 19, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University Recreation Sports and Marquette Ending Hunger present the Dance 4 Food 2019 Zumbathon® Charity Event at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at the Vandament Arena. Those attending are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to local food pantries.