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About 80 NMU students representing various academic majors recently participated in a poverty simulation at the Northern Center. The experience was far more impactful than a traditional lecture in helping students comprehend and empathize with situations they are likely to encounter in their careers.
Feb. 25, 2020 —
Media are welcome to cover a mock bomb simulation at Northern Michigan University's intramural fields (intersection of Lincoln Ave. and Wright St.) on Thursday, Feb. 27. The NMU School of Nursing, which typically holds trauma response simulations in a lab with mannequins, will for the first time collaborate with the ROTC Wildcat Battalion by staging a medical tent outdoors.
Alumnus Stephen Dupuie is putting his NMU education to use renovating an old Kalamazoo church building into a new venue for his sketch comedy group, The Dormouse Troupe. The facility will also host music shows and other performances that are “off the beaten path” of traditional theater.
Northern Michigan University will host an active environmental stewardship forum titled “Learn & Spring Into Action” on Tuesday, March 17, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. The free event is open to the public and is sponsored by the NMU Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department, as well as Lions Club International.
The Northern Michigan University Department of Music will present a choral concert with a global theme at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Titled "A Journey Around the World," the choirs will perform music from several different countries, including Sweden, South Korea, the Philippines and more. Admission is free.
Feb. 20, 2020 —
Northern Michigan University's Department of Music will present a free Piano Duet Festival beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, in Reynolds Recital Hall. The festival will showcase the work of local piano teachers Esther Barrington and Nancy Railey, along with their students. Local pianist Lynne Lanczy will also perform.
Feb. 20, 2020 —
Northern Michigan University is one of the two Michigan universities that appear on the “Most Affordable Four-Year Colleges and Universities by State” listing released by University Headquarters (HQ).
Feb. 18, 2020 —
Journalist and media historian Gilad Halpern will present “The Role of the Media in Democratic Decline" at Northern Michigan University. His talk and a Q&A session will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in Peninsula 5 in the Northern Center. It is free and open to the public.
Northern Michigan University will present its Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT, competition at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the Mead Auditorium in West Science. The public is invited. Graduate students and McNair scholars will showcase their theses in three minutes with only one slide and language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
NMU and the EcoReps student organization are sponsoring a “Big Green Idea” challenge designed to make Northern a more sustainable campus. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to submit proposals. The winning individual or small team proposal will be awarded $500 and Eco Reps will contribute $5,000 toward implementing the project.
When Northern Michigan University graduate student Katherine Belliel first visited Turkey, she said her “soul felt like it had come home.” The Grand Rapids native ended up living in the country for 15 years, until a failed coup attempt convinced her to return with her family to the United States. Her time abroad inspired Belliel to co-edit Expat Sofra: Culinary Tales of Foreign Women in Turkey.