Northern Michigan University

MARQUETTE, MI (AP)--   Northern Michigan University officials say the Marquette campus is cleaner and some students and employees are likely healthier two years into a tobacco ban.  

Spokeswoman Cindy Paavola says there are far fewer cigarette butts and remnants of chewing tobacco at the school since the policy took effect.  Some faculty, staff, and students also have told university officials the rule change led them to quit smoking or using other tobacco products.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University has been honored for its commitment to student veterans. 

The university was recognized for helping student veterans transition from the military to college life through the Michigan Veteran Education Initiative.  It places veteran resources representatives, or VRRs, on campuses throughout the state through a partnership between the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency and Michigan College Access Network. 

MARQUETTE, MI (AP)--   Plans are in the works for next month's annual Michigan Rail Conference. 

The event takes place Aug. 17-18 at Northern Michigan University in Marquette.

The theme is "Connecting the Dots: Business, Communities and Technology."

Topics include the future of rail in Michigan, Upper Peninsula rail operations and passenger rail operations. The second day of the event includes optional visits to rail facilities, including the Lundin Mining mill and related Mineral Range Railroad operations.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University has restructured its flat-rate tuition program. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Northern Michigan University bookstore is going through some big changes. 

The store is transitioning to a Barnes & Noble, to be managed by Barnes & Noble College.  The company operates 748 campus stores nationwide.

NMU officials say the new bookstore will offer an in-store and online rental textbook program and a large selection of used, new, and digital textbooks.  It will also provide faculty with a streamlined textbook adoption platform.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University has one of the most affordable online master’s degree programs in public administration in the country for 2016. 

That’s according to  It ranks NMU 11th out of 30 accredited universities and colleges based on graduate tuition and fees, as published by NCES College Navigator. 

Northern’s MPA program is offered entirely online.  Students may concentrate on criminal justice, human resources, public management, or state and local government. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University’s Marcus Tucker was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, the organization announced Monday morning.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter will land at Northern Michigan University this week. 

Thursday the Michigan Army National Guard’s 3-238th general support aviation battalion in Grand Ledge is flying the chopper to campus. 

LTC Jonathan Rastall is head of NMU’s military science department.  He says the National Guard had conducted an Aviation Officer Orientation Day last fall downstate, but since Northern wasn’t able to participate he contacted them regarding an orientation day in the U.P.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University has launched its new academic and athletic logos.

The revitalized graphic identity is the result of a year-long process that included extensive research on the distinctive attributes of NMU and feedback on the designs from hundreds of university stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff and alumni.

The academic logo replaces the previous tree-and-waves design. It is intended to convey the excellence in scholarship and innovation routinely demonstrated at Northern.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University is sponsoring a forum on sexual assault and how it’s handled by officials both on and off campus. 

Sexual Assault on Trial: Campus and Community Response will feature county prosecutors, officials from NMU Public Safety and Housing and Residence Life, the Dean of Students Office and others.  They’ll discuss various scenarios from campuses across the country, then take questions and input from the audience.