Northern Michigan University

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University is honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a day of service.

Events kick off Monday with a March for Equality at noon in front of Magers and Meyland halls. At 12:30 a lunch and Poetry without Borders event takes place at the University Center’s Peter White Lounge. Participants will recite poetry from around the world.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University is holding its inaugural Snowfest as it kicks off the winter semester next week. 

NMU students will have free access to all the bike, ski, and snowshoe trails the Noquemanon Trail Network has to offer under a new partnership. They can also check out snow bikes, snowshoes, and cross-country skis at no charge.

MARQUETTE, MI--   NMU has received more than $19,000 through the State of Michigan Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program.

The money will support a program called Empowering the Confidant. The initiative helps students respond when a friend, roommate, or another student discloses an incident of sexual misconduct. Associate Dean of Students Mary Brundage says sexual assault survivors are either helped or hurt by how their friends respond.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University is getting a $450,000 grant to increase the study of Native issues in the social work curriculum. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University is partnering with Subaru to become the first Subaru-U in the Upper Peninsula. 

NMU will infuse the corporation’s web-based training into its two-year automotive service technology curriculum. Officials say it will also enhance hands-on learning with the donation of three vehicles by Subaru of America. Students will graduate with an industry credential that qualifies them to work at any Subaru dealership.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University has invited Governor Rick Snyder to give May’s commencement address, and some aren’t happy about it. 

A student petition against the visit is circulating campus, and an opposition group comprising university employees and the public wants the invitation rescinded.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University has several projects in the pipeline over the next two years.

During a university forum Friday, Vice President of Finance and Administration Gavin Leach gave campus an update on where plans for those projects stand.

He said the number-one capital outlay project they hope the state funds is a $26.5 million renovation of the Jacobetti Complex.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Monitoring buoys owned by Northern Michigan University recorded record-breaking statistics during Tuesday’s storm. 

Buoys at Granite Island, Munising, and Stannard Rock recorded 28.8-foot waves and hurricane-force wind gusts.

NMU’s project to operate buoys along the southeastern shore of Lake Superior began in 2015 with a grant from the Great Lakes Observing System. Officials say real-time, precise data was used Tuesday by the National Weather Service, U.S. Coast Guard, and other entities.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has approved the final terms of an investment award agreement to expand its Educational Access Network across the U.P.

The Michigan Strategic Fund is investing $6.5 million in the project, while NMU will contribute $3.2 million in matching funds. As it recovers costs through subscriptions, Northern will return 35 percent of net proceeds to the Strategic Fund to repay the investment.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The NMU College of Business is inviting university and high school students to take 

part in its 11th annual New Business Venture Competition. Individuals or teams of up to five can compete for a $5,000 cash prize and another $5,000 in business support. The best high school idea will win $500.

Participants must first submit an electronic “intent to compete” form and business proposal by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 27. A committee will choose finalists, who will submit a detailed business plan by Friday, March 2.

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