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Student’s jewelry featured by Coca-Cola

Chelsea Birdsall March 30, 2016

An NMU student “Opened Happiness” after being featured on Coca-Cola’s website for her creative use of recycled bottle caps to make jewelry. “Jewelry making is a crafting hobby for myself,”...

Phenomenal alumna visits NMU

Chelsea Birdsall March 9, 2016

Rebecca Thompson, an NMU alumna, is helping kick off Women’s History Month by presenting on what it means to be a phenomenal woman, supplemented with her own real world experiences on Thursday, March...

Northern gets cultured

Chelsea Birdsall February 10, 2016

As a part of a new initiative to expose students to classical music, the Siril endowment allocated to the music department is sponsoring a visiting artist series and several showings of operas and ballets,...

Formerly an HP offering, Rape Agression Defense (RAD) now free

Chelsea Birdsall January 20, 2016

RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) has been taught for credit since the early 2000s, but decline at NMU in student enrollment and ensuing budgetary cuts caused its move from the Health Promotion course offerings...

Parisian museum to feature loaned Devos pieces

Chelsea Birdsall December 2, 2015

The Museum of Hunting and Nature in Paris is featuring seven pieces from wildlife photographer George Shiras III loaned by NMU’s very own DeVos Art Museum until February 14, 2016. The DeVos loaned...

NMU Lightkeeper holds creative reading

Chelsea Birdsall November 11, 2015

The crowd chattered lightly as seats in a small University Center room filled with 25 supportive and courageous students waiting to hear friends read written pieces or share their own work. A student...

Winter course catalog thinned

Chelsea Birdsall October 28, 2015

As the mid-semester point passes, students are preparing to enroll in classes for the winter semester, but as rumors start and die, some can’t help but wonder how a $2.6 million budget deficit is going...

Cat Packs help fight hunger in Marquette

Chelsea Birdsall October 21, 2015

Nearly 15.3 million children in America lived in food-insecure households in 2014, according to Feeding America, and subsidized school lunches only help on school days. Thanks to one of NMU’s newest...

Aging buildings get facelifts across campus

Chelsea Birdsall October 7, 2015

With three Gries Hall classrooms out of commission due to an ongoing relocation project for the Beaumier Heritage Center, two new classrooms are being built in the old Starbucks lounge area. The buildout...

Gender diversity lags in campus leadership

Chelsea Birdsall September 30, 2015

Females are a dominating force in campus leadership nation-wide, NMU’s campus included, but this means males are practically absent from these roles. In the winter semester of 2014, females outnumbered...

NMU soars in female leadership

Chelsea Birdsall September 23, 2015

College-aged females are stepping up and taking a large share of leadership roles on campuses nationwide. NMU is no exception to this trend. Several campus organizations, such as Women for Women, Associated...

A new and improved Homecoming

Chelsea Birdsall September 10, 2015

The Special Events Committee (SEC) decided to update Homecoming events and revamp ideas to make this years Homecoming especially memorable in honor of its 80th anniversary. The SEC made goals for itself...

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