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SURVEILLANCE TESTING—As part of the three month pilo program, NMU lab will work with ddPCR machines to analyze wastewater from various different lift stations around Marquette to locate COVID-19 and its variants.

NMU lab continues to surveillance COVID-19 in local wastewaters

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer September 3, 2021
Many labs in Michigan will begin testing their local wastewaters for COVID-19 as part of the new pilot program. The program could serve as a warning system in these communities.
Photo courtesy of Cara Camps
SWEET TREAT—Avery Sommers, senior graphic design major, passes out ice cream during the 2021 Fall Fest which took place on Aug. 23 and 24.

Fall Fest brings back normality to campus

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer August 26, 2021
The 2021 Fall Fest took place on Aug. 23 and 24 from 12-3 with dozens of booths with campus clubs and organizations, off-campus businesses and other ways for students to become more connected in the community.
Flyer courtesy of Reece Carter and Walking the Path Together

WALK FOR JUSTICE—The Center for Native American Studies collaborated with the social work department in order to bring about the “Walking the Path Together” program which has led to the creation of NMU’s first “Walk for Justice virtual event.

CNAS to host virtual “Walk for Justice” event in May

Ayanna Allen April 22, 2021
NMU’s first “Walk for Justice'' virtual event will be held in May and aims to bring awareness and action in regards to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
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FINAL FORUM—President Fritz Erickson hosted the last forum of the year covering important plans for the future. These plans included the Fall 2021 semester, upcoming provost search and the strategic plan to improve NMU.

Final forum of semester covers fall 2021, provost search, strategic plan

Ayanna Allen April 15, 2021
The final forum of the year was held via Zoom on April 14 covering plans for Fall 2021, upcoming provost search and new strategic plan to improve NMU.
Photo courtesy of Saphira Howell

WEECARE WONDERLAND—WeeCare, a childcare company, is partnering with NMU to help achieve the goal of providing affordable and convenient childcare to students and faculty. WeeCare helps families in need of childcare by placing their children in facilities that already exist. If there is a shortage, WeeCare itself will work with members of the community to help them start their own daycares and childcare facilities in order to open up availability in childcare.

WeeCare partners with NMU to provide childcare for students and faculty

Ayanna Allen April 8, 2021
NMU has partnered with childcare company, WeeCare, in hopes to start providing affordable and convenient childcare to students and faculty.
Sam Rush/NW

School of Nursing teams up with UP Regional Blood Center to host blood drive

Ayanna Allen March 25, 2021
The School of Nursing and UP Regional Blood Center along with the PreMed club will be hosting blood drives on March 30 and 31 for the Marquette community.
Photo courtesy of Amber Morseau

RED DRESS—The CNAS will participate in The REDress Project as part of the MMIW week. The REDress Project focuses on the  issue of missing and the murder of indigenous women.

CNAS readies for MMIW week with red dress installation and other events

Ayanna Allen March 22, 2021
The Center for Native American Studies plans to introduce Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women week to the NMU community March 22 through the 26.
ASNMU showcases ‘Health Week’ for students and faculty

ASNMU showcases ‘Health Week’ for students and faculty

Ayanna Allen March 11, 2021
ASNMU will host their new program, Health Week, which will showcase different important health topics ranging from dietary to LGBTQ+ health.
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SOLAR POWER - The Superior Solar Project hopes to be in the construction phase as early as mid-2022 and in an operational capacity by the end of 2023. The solar farm will be located in Sands Township.

Renewable energy company plans to install solar farm in Marquette by end of 2023

Ayanna Allen March 4, 2021
Savion plans to bring solar energy to Marquette by 2023. The hope is to help educate the local community about the benefits of a renewable energy project.
Conflict and Resolve exhibit

Heritage Center opens new exhibit featuring labor in the U.P.

Ayanna Allen February 24, 2021
The Heritage Center opens up the new exhibit, "Conflict and Resolve: Labor in the U.P." open for all students highlighting historical laborers and union activities.
Photo courtesy of Sarah Cormier
SPROUTING PROGRAM - The indoor agriculture program meet in Jacobetti in a room that was previously used for the aviation program. In the picture are so sprouts in an NFT (nutrient film technique) system.

Indoor Agriculture receives $100,000 grant from MDARD

Ayanna Allen February 19, 2021
The indoor agriculture program received a $100,000 grant from Michigan's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to enhance the program.
Photo courtesy of James McCommons
CAMERA HUNTER - In response to the pandemic, NMU professor James McCommons holds webinar to discuss his latest book presented by The Nature Conservancy.

NMU professor to discuss book at webinar on Feb. 19

Ayanna Allen February 18, 2021
Professor James McCommons will be speaking at the upcoming webinar on Feb. 19 about his latest book presented by The Nature Conservancy.
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