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Construction workers prepare the foundation for the new wildcat statue set to be unveiled at 3 p.m on Friday, Sept. 21. The bronze wildcat was made possible through a gift from the estate of former NMU Board of Trustees chair Gil Ziegler. 
Photo by Tim Eggert

Blazed in bronze: Wildcat statue donated to NMU

Benny Garbacz September 13, 2018

In the first few weeks of classes, NMU students entering Jamrich Hall from the west side of campus watched the progress of the new bronze wildcat sculpture that will be unveiled next week. With the...

Swimming takes second at Calvin Invitational

Swimming takes second at Calvin Invitational

Benny Garbacz December 7, 2017

The NMU Men’s and Women’s Swim teams took second place at the Calvin Winter Invitational hosted by Calvin College and set several records and qualified for numerous NCAA B-cuts. Thursday...

Photo courtesy of Ryan Shively: Sophomore accounting major Ryan Shively had a successful deer season.

Successful season? Wildcats tell their deer hunting stories

Benny Garbacz December 7, 2017

The 2017 Michigan regular firearm deer season came to an end on Nov. 30, and many Yoopers, are celebrating their successes or preparing to have better luck next season. Hunters are raising their...

Photo by Lindsey Eaton:
The Legacy building, pictured above, will be given a new name once construction is complete. The inside will house a research center for cancer exercise that will be led by NMU’s School of Heath and Human Performance.

Oncology research lab construction nears end

Benny Garbacz December 7, 2017

The coined “Legacy Building,” which will house NMU’s School of Health and Human Performances, the Advanced Center for Orthopedics, and Plastic Surgery in Marquette and U.P. Rehab Services is currently...

Swim teams claim victory

Swim teams claim victory

Benny Garbacz November 16, 2017

The Wildcat Swim teams emerged victorious against University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Nov. 11 with the men taking a score of 177-120 and the women taking a score of 188-90. The men’s team won...

Writers to tell narratives of power, violence

Writers to tell narratives of power, violence

Benny Garbacz November 16, 2017

The Ore Dock Brewing Co. will host its monthly literary reading “Bards & Brews” at 7 p.m. tonight, Nov. 16 with the theme “Unquieting: Power, violence, and narratives that refuse to stay silent.”...

Swim team finds success

Swim team finds success

Benny Garbacz November 9, 2017

The NMU Women’s Swim team won both of their meets last weekend while the men’s team lost their first meet but reclaimed victory the next day against Saginaw Valley State. The women’s team won...

Photo by Emma Case: Senior Taylor Ehle and freshman Max Stevens star in the drama “Constellations” by contemporary British playwright Nick Payne.

Romance with a sci-fi twist

Benny Garbacz November 9, 2017

What in the universe? Dimensions, comedy, drama and romance will collide into a unique, sci-fi theater experience in the latest play at NMU. The Forest Roberts Theatre team will perform the play “Constellations”...

Photo by Lindsey Eaton: Bookworld, pictured above, is closed for the night and soon to be forever. This is one of seven locations in the Upper Peninsula where the store has had a fair amount of success over its years in the community.

Book World closes doors in seven Midwest states

Benny Garbacz November 9, 2017

Book World, a major store in downtown Marquette for the last 27 years, will close its doors due to the shutting down of the company. The Appleton, Wisconsin-based company Book World is shutting...

‘Jigsaw’ has new style but same cruel tricks

‘Jigsaw’ has new style but same cruel tricks

Benny Garbacz November 2, 2017

For seven straight years around Halloween time the “Saw” series had premiered the next installment until the studio deemed it time for the franchise to end. The films were mostly panned by critics,...

Swim and Dive team makes splash

Swim and Dive team makes splash

Benny Garbacz October 26, 2017

The NMU Men’s and Women’s swimming and diving teams emerged victorious last weekend at St. Cloud State University before their two week break leading up to their meets at Grand Valley State University. The...

NMUPD and the Marquette Police Department arrested Caleb Scott Anderson Friday in relation to multiple reports of 4th degree criminal sexual conduct on NMUs campus and in the city of Marquette. 
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Public Safety officers prep for Halloween

Benny Garbacz October 26, 2017

NMU Public Safety and Police Services is preparing for the upcoming Halloween weekend by increasing a more visual and on-foot patrol presence on campus, and is encouraging students to stay safe while enjoying...

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