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NMU Resumes CDL Truck Driving Program July 9, 2020

NMU Resumes CDL Truck Driving Program July 9, 2020
Northern Michigan University’s CDL truck driving program—temporarily halted by the COVID-19 crisis—will resume Monday, July 27, with new safety guidelines and procedures in place. Students who complete the intensive course should be ready to test for a Commercial Driver’s License and begin their careers in five weeks. The class will...

NMU Alumni Award Winners Announced July 8, 2020

NMU Alumni Award Winners Announced July 8, 2020
The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association has announced five recipients of its 2020 Alumni Awards: Steve Mariucci (’77 BS, ’83 MAE) of Monte Sereno, Calif., and Per Utnegaard (’82 BS) of Oberaegen, Switzerland, Distinguished Alumni; Anita Mattson (’02 BS) of Worcester, Mass., Alumni Achievement; Amanda Rosenburg (’02 BS) of Astoria, N.Y.,...

NMU Weather Buoy Deployed on Lake Superior July 4, 2020

NMU Weather Buoy Deployed on Lake Superior July 4, 2020
Northern Michigan University continues to lead a collaborative effort to monitor data on weather and wave conditions at three locations along the southeastern shore of Lake Superior. The goal is to enhance safety among commercial and recreational users by generating real-time data that can aid in their decision-making. The first...

NMU Faculty Ratify One-Year Contract Agreement June 30, 2020

NMU Faculty Ratify One-Year Contract Agreement June 30, 2020
(Marquette, MI) The NMU Faculty Union has voted in support of a one-year contract for the 2020-21 academic year. The ratified contract now awaits approval from the NMU Board of Trustees. According to Union President Dwight Brady, the union gave back up to 1.5 million in concessions to the university....

NMU Alumni Karavas Receives AAUW Griffiths Award June 30, 2020

NMU Alumni Karavas Receives AAUW Griffiths Award June 30, 2020
Crissa Karavas, who earned her NMU degree in hospitality and tourism management with a minor in entrepreneurship in May, recently received the Martha Griffiths Award from the American Association of University Women Marquette Branch. The award is presented annually to a “high-achieving graduating female senior at NMU with high involvement...

NMU Professor Thompson Co-edits National Parks Learning Book June 30, 2020

NMU Professor Thompson Co-edits National Parks Learning Book June 30, 2020
NMU public relations professor and alumna Jes Thompson co-edited the recently published America’s Largest Classroom: What We Learn From Our National Parks, which has been nominated for the National Nonfiction Book Award. Thompson recruited NMU art and design alumna Abigail Cook to create graphics and help with the final layout and...

NMU Board Approves Covid-Relief Funds for Students and Sets Tuition June...

NMU Board Approves Grants to Lower Tuition Increase June 30, 2020
Northern Michigan University is using a strategic combination of investments, university and federal aid, and cost-saving efforts to address tuition rates, coronavirus safety concerns and uncertain fiscal year 2021 state funding. The strategy could amount to a zero net increase for many students for the fall semester. It also keeps...

NMU Recieves Highly Competitive NEH Grant to Support a Native American...

NMU Recieves Highly Competitive NEH Grant to Support a Native American Studies Project June 24, 2020
Northern Michigan University has received a highly competitive National Endowment for the Humanities grant worth $170,000 to support a Native American studies sustainable online programming project. Only 14% of the 2,300 eligible applications were funded through a new round of NEH Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act grants,...

Free Covid-19 Drive-Up Testing Saturday and Sunday at NMU Berry Events...

Marquette, Michigan - Free COVID-19 testing is available this weekend through a partnership between the Marquette County Health Department and the Michigan National Guard....

NMU Offers Free COVID-19 Educational Modules June 10, 2020

NMU Offers Free COVID-19 Educational Modules June 10, 2020
Northern Michigan University is offering 11 self-paced, online educational modules related to the COVID-19 pandemic free of charge. NMU faculty members from a variety of disciplines developed the short, non-credit courses. Topics range from the scientific aspects of coronaviruses and testing to the impacts on communities, businesses and families. “We...