Northern Michigan University

MARQUETTE, MI--   Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was met by protesters when he gave Northern Michigan University’s commencement address Saturday.

A Native American group played a drum as environmentalists and activist groups held signs objecting to his policies.

Kayla Shannon is from Flint.

“I’m here because this is a beautiful way to show that we all stand together in this fight and that it’s not just the city making noise,” she said.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University students are holding a bottled water drive for Flint residents.  

Organizers are asking members of the campus and Marquette communities to bring cases of bottled water or sealed jugs of water to the Superior Dome Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hiawatha Music Coop

Due to inclement weather and availability of appropriate trees, the rescheduled Hiawatha Music Co-op is now on Sunday, May 13th at 1pm.  The Hiawatha Music Co-op will team up with NMU to celebrate their 40th year by planting 40 trees in Northern’s Outdoor Learning Areas. The event is a collaboration between the Hiawatha Music Co-op, Northern Michigan University’s  Sustainability Advisory Council, student leaders associated with GTU and EcoReps, and the Marquette County Conservation District.

MARQUETTE, MI--   High schoolers from across the U.P. are converging at Northern Michigan University Friday to demonstrate their construction trades skills. 

The day-long 2018 Upper Peninsula CTE Skills Challenge features four competitions centered on career and technical education. They include a construction skills challenge to make a multipurpose structure; a welding skills challenge; an automotive skills competition; and a computer aided drafting skills challenge.

Throughout the day teachers will participate in professional development sessions.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Two helicopters are coming to Northern Michigan University Thursday. 

The Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters will be on static display for the public from 1 to 3 p.m. on the NMU soccer fields at the corner of Wright and Lincoln streets. At 3 p.m. current military members and cadets in the NMU Wildcat Battalion ROTC program will go on orientation flights.

If recent heavy snowfall has adversely impacted the field, the alternate site will be the eastern side of the Berry Events Center.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Dozens of young women will explore the field of construction at an event at Northern Michigan University Friday. 

About 120 female students in grades 7-12 will attend Women in Construction at the Jacobetti Complex. They’ll interact with and learn from women who are already in the industry. Each attendee will create a 3-D model using computer-aided design software, build a toolbox in the workshop, and cut a decorative metal accessory for the toolbox using a plasma cutting system.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University will recognize the achievements of its students at the 23rd annual Celebration of Student Scholarship Thursday.

Undergraduate and graduate students will exhibit posters and hold brief lectures explaining their work in Jamrich Hall. Officials say the daylong event will teach students skillsets like data analysis, interviewing, and professional conduct.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Hiawatha Music Co-op is celebrating 40 years of its festival by planting trees at Northern Michigan University.

MARQUETTE, MI--   An NMU student group is holding a satellite March for Science in Marquette next week.

On Saturday, April 14 the march will start at the Berry Events Center, proceed down Third Street, then end in 

a rally at the Marquette Commons. A series of “teach-ins” will be held on topics like environmental justice, indigenous rights, and local renewable energies.

The public is invited to participate.

MARQUETTE, MI--   NMU’s hockey coach has signed a new, eight-year deal with the university.

Under the agreement Grant Potulny will receive $285,000 per year base salary, plus a car stipend, personal expense allowance, and the potential for performance bonuses.

Potulny just completed his first season at Northern. He was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s Men’s Hockey Coach of the Year after leading the wildcats to a Top 20 national ranking and second place in the WCHA regular season.