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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

Surveillance of COVID-19 and its variants in local and on campus wastewater have continued with the use of ddPCR machines since last October after Josh Sharp, associate professor of biology, and his team...

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

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...

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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

President Fritz Erickson concluded final thoughts for the community with the last public forum for the semester. The forum was held over Zoom on April 14 and discussed future plans that would affect the...

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 released information two weeks ago on their new collaboration with childcare company WeeCare in hopes to start providing affordable and convenient childcare to students and faculty. WeeCare will provide...

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

Ayanna Allen March 25, 2021

The School of Nursing teamed up with UP Regional Blood Center yet again to host a blood drive that is open to the Marquette community. The blood drive will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 30 and is...

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 from March 22 through the 26. There will be a red dress installation at Whitman...

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ASNMU showcases ‘Health Week’ for students and faculty

Ayanna Allen March 11, 2021

Beginning on March 22, Health Week, a program put on by ASNMU, will highlight different health topics each day of the week. Health Week will discuss topics ranging from male health to dietary 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, a renewable energy company, plans to bring its Superior Solar Project to life by the end of 2023. The company hopes to bring a 149.7-megawatt solar energy farm to Marquette County to help educate...

Conflict and Resolve exhibit

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

Ayanna Allen February 24, 2021

NMU’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center opened up their new exhibit, “Conflict and Resolve: Labor in the U.P.”  for students on Jan. 30. The exhibit examines organized labor and the development...

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

NMU’s new indoor agriculture program recently received a $100,000 grant on Feb. 12 from Michigan’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to help offset the costs for a self-contained growing...

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

NMU professor James McCommons, will be discussing his book, "Camera Hunter: George Shiras III and the Birth of Wildlife Photography", through a webinar presented by The Nature Conservancy on Feb. 19 at...

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