Northern Michigan University

MARQUETTE, MI--   A military media firm has placed Northern Michigan University on its list of military-friendly schools for the fourth time in a row. 

Victory Media says the 2013 list released by G.I. Jobs honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that most embrace members of the military, their spouses, and veterans as students to ensure their success.

The list was compiled through research and a survey of more than 12,000 Veterans Administration-approved schools nationwide.

NMU Leadership Perspectives

Aug 25, 2012

An interview with recently appointed Northern Michigan University President David Haynes and Provost Paul Lang on the current condition of state colleges and universities, NMU’s place among them and strategies going forward.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Elite speed skaters will no longer train at Northern Michigan University's U.S. Olympic Education Center. 

Officials say they can't afford to renovate the Berry Events Center to add a pad system to protect skaters.  The pads are becoming the standard in the sport's major events around the world.

Skaters typically would train while taking college classes at NMU.  The team had 13 members last year. 

Brian Gaudreau, director of the USOEC, said Tuesday that any new speed skating program would be aimed at coaches rather than competitive skaters.

MARQUETTE, MI (AP)--   The U.S. Department of Agriculture is hosting a series of events this week in northern Michigan

James Turner, the USDA's Michigan director for rural development, will be joined by Business Program Administrator John Padalino during stops Wednesday and Thursday.  They'll discuss efforts at the agency to assist rural businesses.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The process of demolishing a building on the campus of Northern Michigan University has begun. 

Carey Hall will be razed over the next six weeks.  Site preparation started Monday, and workers will perform some exterior work this week to detach the building from Lee Hall.  They’ll move to interior demolition in weeks two and three, then start tearing down Carey Hall in the fourth and fifth weeks. 

All work is scheduled to be done by August 3. 



LANSING, MI--   Two Upper Peninsula colleges and one university will benefit from a bill signed by Governor Snyder Monday that will invest in infrastructure projects.  The measure commits $304 million to fund 18 projects across Michigan. 

Bay de Noc Community College will get $750,000 to remodel the nursing lab/lecture hall.  Gogebic Community College is also getting $750,000 for building renovations.  And $25 million is slated for Northern Michigan University to replace Jamrich Hall.

Courtesy University of Alaska

MARQUETTE, MI– Northern Michigan University has named a new athletic director.

Forrest Karr is the current AD at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He was one of three people considered for the post out of more than 100 candidates. Karr officially begins his new job on Monday, June 11.

While in Fairbanks Karr helped the university add a women’s swimming program, establish a hall of fame, and develop an academic minor in sports management. He also chaired the state Board of Directors for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Alaska in 2009.


MARQUETTE, MI (WNMU) – Northern Michigan University officials have named an interim provost to replace Susan Koch.

Paul Lang is the dean of the College of Professional Studies. Lang started at NMU in 1997 as a professor of criminal justice, and was appointed director of the School of Technology and Applied Sciences before becoming dean.

NMU President Les Wong says a committee will be formed this summer to search for a permanent replacement for Koch, who is leaving to become chancellor at the University of Illinois-Springfield.