Spotlight on ASNMU


(from left to right) Emma Drever, Tommy Kettler, Olivia Fuhrman, Joe Sturm, Kylie Lanser, Brynn Rowell, and Zora Binert in ASNMU shirts following a GA meeting in March. Photo courtesy of Bethany Beavers

Katarina Rothhorn

The Associated Students of Northern Michigan University are NMU’s student government who act on behalf of the larger student body. 

“ASNMU’s goal is to make campus better for all students through responding to student need effectively, and advocating for students when voting on matters that affect students,” Bethany Beavers, president of ASNMU and senior biology and physiology major, said.

Members of ASNMU are able to create and spearhead projects that benefit students and work with administration to create change on campus. Some of the projects ASNMU has worked on in the past include increasing voter registration among students, a health week during the Winter 2021 semester, the Career Closet that allows students to get a free professional outfit and the Grad Closet which allows students to rent a cap and gown. 

Being a member of ASNMU can be time consuming but a worthwhile experience, according to Beavers. 

“Collaborating with other students to make campus more inclusive and people-friendly is a wonderful and fulfilling experience,” Beavers said. “Specifically, ASNMU has seen lots of positive feedback regarding the period project and Grad Closet, and it’s encouraging knowing that our efforts are benefiting students.”

As the newly elected president for the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 semesters, she has plans to connect more students and improve student health. These projects and other events hosted by ASNMU are open to all of campus but encourage volunteer participation.

“I’d like to continue bridging student orgs together, because student connections are a powerful and underutilized resource that would allow all students to be better represented,” Beavers said.

Students interested in joining ASNMU can visit their website to submit an application or email them at [email protected].