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Overcoming Mental Illness Stigma Addressed

Sep. 11, 2019 —
The importance of openly discussing mental illness and overcoming its associated stigma will be the focus of a presentation at Northern Michigan University on Thursday, Sept. 26. English Professor Kia Jane Richmond, author of Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature: Exploring Real Struggles Through Fictional Characters, will lead the discussion at 7 p.m. in Jamrich 1100. The event is free and open to the public.

Student Researches Time-of-Death Indicator

Sep. 10, 2019 —
A Northern Michigan University student completed summer research that could help determine the time of death in criminal investigations. Senior biology major Riley Jepkema of Kalamazoo collaborated with Forensic Research Outdoor Station (FROST) director Jane Wankmiller on the project. Jepkema received a $5,000 Anna and Rich Lundin Honors Summer Research Fellowship to conduct her research. 

NMU Hosts College Fair

Sep. 10, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University will host the Marquette/Alger Counties College Fair from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Northern Center Grand Ballroom. The program is open to all high school juniors, seniors and their parents.

NMU Plans Building Dedications

Sep. 9, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University will hold building dedications open to the public during Homecoming Week. A dedication with public  tours of the Northern Center, formerly the University Center, will occur from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. A renaming ceremony for Kathleen Shingler Weston Hall, formerly the New Science Facility, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. During the ceremony, NMU will also name the building's main lounge space as the David J. Lucas Atrium. 

Alumna Exhibits Photography

Sep. 9, 2019 —
NMU alumna Christine Garceau's ('81 BS '87 MA) photography is featured in an exhibit titled “Unseen Visions,” which opened Sept. 5 at Plaza Diane in Powell, Wyo. The exhibit showcases the work of Garceau and other photographic communications faculty from Northwest College in Powell.

Green and Gold Gala Ticket Deadline Sept. 10

Sep. 5, 2019 —
The ticket purchase deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 10 for Northern Michigan University's Green and Gold Gala. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the newly renovated Northern Center. Proceeds will benefit the NMU Student Flexible Aid Endowed Fund, which provides urgently needed financial resources so that students can stay in school when unanticipated expenses threaten their education.

Student Returns After Freak Accident

Sep. 4, 2019 —
Gina Arnold is adjusting to her “new normal” as she returns to NMU after a freak accident in which the seatbelt that saved her life also altered it significantly by nearly slicing her abdomen in half like a sword. The Macomb native has changed her major from nursing—she can't stand for long periods or lift more than 10 pounds—to psychology. She said Northern is the ideal place to resume her studies as she continues her physical rehabilitation.