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Schuiling Book Earns AJN Award

Feb. 2, 2022 —
Northern Michigan University Interim President Kerri Schuiling and her Tennessee-based colleague Francie Likis—both nurse practitioners and midwives—have received an "American Journal of Nursing" (AJN) Book of the Year Award for their co-edited text, "Gynecologic Health Care: With an Introduction to Prenatal and Postpartum Care." The book received second place in the adult primary care category.

Reinhardt on 'American Diagnosis' Podcast

Feb. 1, 2022 —
NMU Native American Studies Professor Martin Reinhardt is featured in the most recent "American Diagnosis" podcast episode titled "Reclaiming Native Food Traditions to Nourish Indigenous People." Through his previous Decolonizing Diet Project at NMU, Reinhardt had found that traditional foods can significantly improve the health of Native American people prone to diabetes and other chronic illnesses.

Listening Sessions Provide Valuable Feedback

Jan. 31, 2022 —
The Northern Michigan University Presidential Search Advisory Committee (PSAC) recently held listening sessions with various constituency groups. Faculty, staff and students, alumni and community members, and former NMU trustees were given the opportunity to share their thoughts regarding important characteristics for NMU's next president. About 250 people took part in one of seven virtual sessions that were scheduled, each lasting one hour.

NMU Partners on Mink Microbiome Study

Jan. 25, 2022 —
A recent study found a dramatic difference between the microbial diversity in guts of female and male American minks, suggesting an unexpected sexual distinction in the gut microbiomes of carnivores. Diana Lafferty, assistant professor of wildlife ecology at NMU, was first author on the paper. She said the finding is critical to informing future study design. 

NMU Plans Listening Sessions for Presidential Search

Jan. 20, 2022 —
Northern Michigan University faculty, staff and students, and the broader community, are invited to provide input at virtual listening sessions hosted by the NMU presidential search advisory committee and Parker Executive Search, as they develop a position description for NMU's next president. Six sessions are scheduled Jan. 26-28. All will be held in a Zoom webinar format, with the ability to view and type comments or questions for onscreen panelists.

NMU Hockey Endowment Will Heighten Program

Jan. 18, 2022 —
Marquette couple Bob Cowell and Kathleen Olivier have established a multi-year, $1 million endowment for Northern Michigan University's hockey program. The longtime Wildcat fans said they hope their gift serves as a “catalyst” for generating additional private support critical to helping NMU compete with larger Division I programs in recruiting top talent and achieving sustained success.

New Webinar with Book Authors Debuts

Jan. 14, 2022 —
Lynn Domina, Northern Michigan University English department head and professor, is launching a new webinar series titled "Let's Talk Books at NMU" on Friday, Jan. 21. Each month, she will invite a scholar with a recently published book to join her for a discussion of their work. The webinars will be held at 1 p.m. the third Friday of each month. The public is invited to join.