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David Nyberg Hired

David Nyberg is the director of corporate engagement for Northern Michigan University as of Monday, April 16. Nyberg will assist in generating resources for academic programs, securing scholarship support, producing new grant opportunities and supporting NMU’s community engagement efforts. Nyberg will report to both Brad Canale, CEO of the NMU Foundation, and Steve VandenAvond, vice president of Extended Learning and Community Engagement. “We are very pleased to have recruited Dave to join Northern and lead this new initiative,” Canale said, according to an NMU press release. “He brings a wealth of experience and contacts that will enable a fast start toward achieving our objectives.” Nyberg previously worked as deputy legal counsel and tribal governments liaison to Gov. Rick Snyder, and director of the governor’s Northern Michigan office based in Marquette. “I share the vision of greatness that NMU holds for its students and the future of our Upper Peninsula,” Nyberg said “I’m honored to join its incredible team in serving students, faculty, alumni, and our entire region and state.”

Sensory-friendly Tarzan rescheduled

NMU’s Forest Roberts Theatre (FRT) has rescheduled the sensory-friendly showing of Tarzan to 11 a.m. Sunday, April 22. The show was to originally be held on Sunday, April 15 but was canceled due to inclement weather. The first-ever NMU sensory-friendly show will be taking on a “theatre for all” approach for autism and sensory-affected individuals. During the show, house lights will be set to 30 percent, volume will be capped at 90 decibels and lobby doors will remain open. Tarzan is part of the FRT’s “green season,” which uses repurposed platforms and costumes made from donated clothing to be more eco-friendly.

Destress with doggos

The Lydia M. Olson library will bring in therapy dogs from Superiorland Pet Partners from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 and Tuesday, May 1 to help students destress during the week of final exams. The library will also have other resources to help students relax, such as coloring materials and information to help students cope with the stress of exams. The Student Psychological Association, a student organization within the psychology department helped organize the event.

Library to extend hours

NMU’s Lydia M. Olson Library will have extended hours the weekend before final exams. On Friday, April 27 the library will be open from 7:30 a.m. to midnight; on Saturday, April 28 it will be open from 9 a.m. to midnight; and on Sunday, April 29 it will be open from 9 a.m. to midnight. These times were chosen through student surveys sent out in late February.