Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to talk about the new semester.
Erickson talked about current and upcoming construction projects at NMU, including the building of new residence halls and the plans for renovation of the Don H. Bottum University Center.
He also discussed some of the new programs at the university such as the Anthropological Forensics course of study and the related effort to construct an Anthropological Forensic Research Site to study the decomposition of human remains.
Erickson said the facility would be one of eight in the world and the only one in a cold weather climate.
Changes in the coaching staffs of some NMU Wildcat Athletics teams were also discussed with the recent hiring of new coaches for the football, volleyball and women’s soccer teams.
Erickson wrapped up the visit with the presentation of a special gift of a couple of souvenir bricks from the recently razed Payne Hall for the show hosts Walt & Mike, who are proud NMU Alumni.
(Mike actually is a former resident of Payne Hall, while Walt spent his formative years at NMU in Van Antwerp Hall.)