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UPDATE - There is now a new COVID-19 booster vaccine to be offered.

COVID-19 protocol update: new vaccine to be offered

Ava Sehoyan September 14, 2023

Former restrictions from the height of the COVID-19 pandemic have been lessened as NMU sees the lowest reported cases of COVID-19 on campus this semester.  For the first time since 2020, isolation...

DAY OF SERVICE - Members of Black Student Union frost and decorate cookies to be brought to the Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Other donations collected during MLK Jr. Day Service Projects are to be made to the Womens Shelter and UPAWS.

Students give back in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Ryley Wilcox January 18, 2023

NMU hosted their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of service to honor the late activist and minister on Jan. 16 from 1-3 p.m. in the Woods Lodge. Members of the Volunteer Center at the Center for Student...

DIVEST - NMU students gathered around the wildcat statue during one of DivestNMUs protests against the universitys continued investment in the fossil fuel industry.

Protest held demanding NMU divest from fossil fuel industry

Ryley Wilcox December 2, 2022

Divest NMU is hosting a protest on Friday, Dec. 2 demanding that NMU divest from the fossil fuel industry. The Protest to Divest at NMU will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Wildcat Statue and is open to all...

FUNDRAISER FOR FOOD — Marquette Ending Hunger members Dallas Wiertella (left), Patrick Myers (center) and Sydney Butler (right) sell goodie bags in Jamrich on Nov. 29 for the TV6 canathon. All the money and food donated to the canathon go to support food pantries and families in need throughout the UP.

Students raise funds, food to battle food insecurity during canathon

Katarina Rothhorn December 1, 2022

Patrick Myers became aware of the prevalence of food insecurity in the UP as he was growing up in Houghton. The program 31 Backpacks provided Houghton students with a backpack full of food every week,...

PLANTS FOR SALE — Three student greenhouse technicians help operate the NMU greenhouse plant sale. All the propagated plants were planted by the students and the funds from the sale support future greenhouse projets.

Plant sale raises funds for greenhouse from propagations

Katarina Rothhorn December 1, 2022

Throughout this week, the NMU greenhouse is having its annual plant sale in the Lydia M. Olson Library. Colorful carts filled with a large variety of plants - including oregano, purple heart, snake plants,...

Photo of NMU Archives

Evening at the Archives ends for the year, future events planned

Ayanna Allen November 11, 2022

Many students may pass by the Archives every day and not even realize what it is. The NMU Archives, located in the basement of Harden Hall, hold a wealth of history. According to their homepage, the...

Graphic of NMU mascot Wildcat Willy holding a sign that says: I voted!

What to know before casting vote in upcoming Midterm Elections

Ayanna Allen, Assistant News Editor November 4, 2022

Election Day is approaching. Next Tuesday, Nov. 8, anyone registered to vote will be able to go and cast their ballots for the midterm elections. As it is a midterm election year, all seats in the House...

WILDPUPS? WILDCAT! - Butterscotch (left), the first cat to join Wildpups, the animal assisted therapy program on campus debuted with his handler, Diana Perry (right).

NMU Wildpups welcomes first feline member, Butterscotch, into program

Ayanna Allen October 28, 2022

NMU Wildpups, an Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) program, introduced their new feline member, a cat named Butterscotch, into the group on Oct. 27 in Lydia M. Olsen Library. The program aims to enhance...

COMMUNITY RESOURCES - On the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., Families Against Narcotics hosts their monthly meeting with the hopes of providing awareness, education and solutions to substance abuse disorders.

Student Leader Fellowship Program members fundraise for local Families Against Narcotics chapter

Ayanna Allen, Assistant News Editor October 12, 2022

As a part of NMU’s Student Leader Fellowship Program (SLFP), members are expected to complete a 100-hour community service internship. Three members of SLFP, Mandy Bonesteel, Yasmine Phillips and Mo...

Collegiate mental health issues rising; NMU develops Wellbeing initiatives

Collegiate mental health issues rising; NMU develops Wellbeing initiatives

Ayanna Allen October 10, 2022

On Aug. 24, NMU’s Wellbeing website went live. Abigail Wyche, special advisor for campus mental health, introduced wellness initiatives in order to combat the increase in issues regarding students’...

SUBSTANCE USE - NMUs Social Work department is now offering a Substance Use minor. This provides students with knowledge and training that is much needed in the U.P.

Lack of addiction resources in U.P.; NMU Social Work Department provides Substance Use minor

Ryley Wilcox, Staff Writer October 6, 2022

The Social Work Department at NMU is now offering a substance use minor as of the Fall 2022 semester to provide education to Upper Peninsula students in the substance use disorder treatment field. The...

WNMU-TV to host town hall discussion about “Facing Suicide” documentary

WNMU-TV to host town hall discussion about “Facing Suicide” documentary

Ayanna Allen, Assistant News Editor September 22, 2022

A panel of UP mental health professionals will be hosted by WNMU-TV to discuss PBS’s documentary, “Facing Suicide,” on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Northern Center’s ballrooms. WNMU-TV has hopes that...

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