Northern Michigan University

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies has been awarded nearly $300,000 by the National Science Foundation for a program to enhance the Native 

American presence in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math—or STEM. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University police are on alert, after a threatening email was sent to a faculty member at Michigan Technological University on Monday.  

The email was sent to four different universities.  It read, “I am here to inform you that the next couple of days I will break in to the campus and will kill as many people as I can until the police arrives.”

Because the email was sent to at least four campuses and wasn’t focused on one school, none of the universities shut down. 

President Fritz Erickson will discuss current higher education and NMU economic drivers, as well as innovative programs and services being developed by the university, including Northern’s U.P.-wide expansion of its LTE educational broadband network.

  ‘Northern Michigan University’ is offering subscription internet service to its students, including those studying away from the Marquette campus.  The university offers high-speed web connections through its ‘educational access network.’ The system replaces Northern’s former ‘wimax’ network, which is outdated. The new network uses long-term evolution technology, the latest standard for mobile phones and other devices.  University president Fritz Erickson says the network offers a solution to the shortage of broadband internet service in rural communities.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University students are hitting the books again as classes resume Monday.  

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fall Fest will welcome them back to school with free food, music, and giveaways.  It’s a way for Wildcats to connect with student organizations, volunteer agencies, and local businesses so they can get to know their community.

Fall Fest takes place on the University Center’s lawn. 

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MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University is partnering with Wayne State and Central Michigan Universities to present a training session about screening for autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Best Practices in Screening, Referral and Behavioral Health Interventions aims to enable health care workers to better understand the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder, identify concerns early, and make referrals with conviction.  It features presentations from two Wayne State University behaviorists. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   A former Northern Michigan University football player has been signed by the Green Bay Packers.  

Kyle Steuck, a Green Bay native, was added to the Packers’ 90-man roster after he participated in a rookie mini-camp May 5-7. 

In 2015 Steuck was named to the all-GLIAC second team after starting every game under center.  He was a two-year captain who played in all 44 of the Wildcats’ games over the past four seasons. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University is hosting the 4th annual Michigan Rail Conference next week. 

The event will feature more than 30 speakers in panel discussions and breakout sessions.  This year’s theme is “Connecting the Dots: Business, Communities and Technology.”  Topics include the future of rail in Michigan; preserving, maintaining, and enhancing Michigan rail assets; UP rail operations, UP shippers, and UP tech companies supporting the rail industry.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Northern Michigan University diving coach has returned to his native Brazil to assist in Olympic coverage. 

Milton Braga is familiar with the Olympics.  He was the first Brazilian diver to compete in two Summer Games:  1975 in Montreal and 1980 in Moscow. He now coaches aspiring divers in Marquette.

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.