For the second straight year, Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum has received a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The 2020 award of about $14,200 will allow the museum to expand programming, promote exhibitions and bring guest speakers and curators to campus.
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English graduate students and faculty members from Northern Michigan University delved into environmental fiction and ecocriticism during a stay on Granite Island Oct. 18-20, surrounded by the grandeur and moods of Lake Superior. NMU is the only public university in the nation to offer a course held in a lighthouse.
A volcano erupted twice, spewing “lava” water vertically into the air, during a demonstration on a Northern Michigan University parking lot. Because it is difficult to predict volcanic eruptions, much less study them from a safe distance, assistant professor Hans Lechner used an analog model to create an attention-grabbing simulation of the effect for his physical geography class on Wednesday.
Thirteen NMU students traveled to San Diego Oct. 18-22 for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) International Conference. They attended presentations by keynote speakers, workshops and breakout sessions, and networked with fellow pre-professionals as well as practitioners in the field.
Representatives of companies on the cutting edge of Michigan's evolving cannabis industry will discuss careers, innovations and trends during a panel presentation at Northern Michigan University. The free event is scheduled from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
Oct. 23, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University's outdoor tennis courts, near the intramural fields off of Wright Street, will close for the season on Sunday, Nov. 3.
Oct. 21, 2019 —
The Political Science and Public Administration Department at Northern Michigan University will present a forum titled "Making Democracy Work: Voting Issues and the Census" on Thursday, Oct. 24. The event is open to the public and will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. in 1318 Jamrich Hall.
Josh Carlson, associate professor of Psychological Science, is this year's Peter White Scholar Award recipient at Northern Michigan University. The funding supports an additional testing component related to his research on the neuroscience of anxiety disorders and the impacts of a treatment called attention bias modification. Carlson's project previously secured a prestigious $350,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.
Northern Michigan University has achieved bronze-level Bicycle Friendly University status, according to the awards announced Oct. 17 by the League of American Bicyclists. NMU is making its first appearance on the annual listing. Promoting sustainable transportation, which includes enhanced cycling infrastructure and programming, is one of five initiatives identified in the university's first-ever sustainability plan.
The Northern Michigan University French program presents its 12th annual classic silent horror film with grand piano accompaniment at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Ontario room of the Northern Center. The film to be shown this year is The Hunchback of Notre Dame, accompanied by Bob Buckhoe on piano.
Internationally recognized economist Deirdre McCloskey will explain how the world has gotten exponentially wealthier since 1800, and why it will continue on that trajectory, when she presents “It's Good to Be Rich: Why Liberalism Works” at Northern Michigan University. Her talk begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in 1100 Jamrich Hall.
Oct. 16, 2019 —
Michelle Leigh Farell, a professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Fairfield University, will discuss new audiovisual landscapes in Cuba when she presents “Is Havana Isolated, or is Washington?” at Northern Michigan University. Her talk is scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in 1311 Jamrich Hall.
Oct. 9, 2019 —
A new school year brings a new name for Northern Michigan University's Pep Band: the Twisted Whiskers. The group will perform at NMU Wildcat hockey's first regular season series against the Michigan State Spartans on Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12.