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FAFSA delay halts financial award processing to Mid-March

FAFSA delay halts financial award processing to Mid-March

Ryley Wilcox February 23, 2024

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) used for the 2024-2025 academic year has been delayed, expected to be received by colleges and universities in Mid-March. Typically, the FAFSA is received...

WELLBEING WHEEL — CARE Team and Case Management Services uses Wellbeing Wheel to provide holistic care to students. Photo Courtesy of Emily Meier

CARE Team provides additional services alongside WellBeing Center

Rachel Pott February 22, 2024

With the signing of the Okanagan Charter last year on April 26, 2023, the Case Administration and Resource Education (CARE) Team and Case Management became one of the new services offered at Northern,...

SPINNING WITH THE SNOWFLAKES — Students skate and spin with the snowflakes at a Valentines Day-themed open skate.

SEC hosts Valentine’s-themed open skate for WinterFest

Megan Voorhees February 21, 2024

NMU's Special Events Committee (SEC) hosted an open skate to love songs on Friday, Feb. 16 at the Lakeview Arena.  This was a part of the university's WinterFest activities, which have the main goal...

CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT — NMU announced it will receive state funding for the Northern Enterprise Center. This graphic is based on renderings posted by the university with their original announcement for the project.

NMU to receive state funding for new Northern Enterprise Center

Rachel Pott February 16, 2024

Plans for the Northern Enterprise Center, which will house the College of Business, were announced in January. The Northern Enterprise Center will be an expansion and attachment off of the Hedgcock Building,...

DIVERSITY INCLUSION APPOINTMENT — Dr. Shawnrece Campbell, newly appointed Assistant Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion welcomed to NMU.

Shawnrece Campbell named Assistant Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion

Annamarie Parker February 9, 2024

Dr. Shawnrece Campbell, the newly appointed Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Diversity & Inclusion was recently hired at NMU. The focus of this role is to lead the university in diversity and inclusion...

SNA TABLING — Student Nurses Association Secretary, Phoebe Martin previews upcoming Charity Ball and Gift of Life challenge.

SNA raises awareness for Charity Ball and Gift of Life challenge

Rachel Pott February 9, 2024

The Student Nurses Association (SNA) is currently tabling in Jamrich to advertise for two of their upcoming events, their Charity Ball and the Gift of Life challenge. The Charity Ball is a fundraising...

ADAPTING — The UP200 has been canceled for the second year in a row. Organizers are planning the Festival of the Sled Dog to celebrate instead. Photo Courtesy of Derek Hall

UP200 remains canceled this year, Festival of the Sled Dog returns

Rachel Pott February 8, 2024

With the unprecedented and unseasonably warm weather this year, the UP200 powered by NMU has been canceled for the second year. The decision to cancel the sled dog race was announced on Feb. 1, 2024, about...

PROVOST APPOINTMENT — Dr. Anne Dahlman appointed as provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. “My motto is excellence in everything,” she said. Photo courtesy of Anne Dahlman

Anne Dahlman named provost, vice president of Academic Affairs

Ryley Wilcox February 8, 2024

Dr. Anne Dahlman, current interim associate provost and interim dean of global education at Minnesota State University–Mankato, has been appointed to serve as NMU’s provost and vice president of Academic...

UNIVERSITY DIVESTMENT UPDATE — DivestNMU members protest at Cohodas Hall in April, 2023. 
As of December 2023, the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees gave full support in divestment. Photo Courtesy of Kolibri Drobish

Board of Trustees vote in favor of sustainability

Ryley Wilcox February 2, 2024

At the December Board of Trustees Meeting, the board voted 7-0 to pass a revised NMU Investment Policy. The policy calls for 100% divestment from fossil fuels by 2028, 50% of which by 2025, and an investment...

COMMUTER KITCHENETTE — Students make and pour coffee in kitchenette attached to The Lounge. The kitchenette features a coffee cart set-up, a microwave and a fridge.

Commuter student lounge opens in Harden Hall

Ryley Wilcox February 1, 2024

The Commuter and Non-traditional Student Organization has opened a new lounge in Harden Hall intended to provide commuter students with a dedicated space on campus, although all students are welcome. The...

SUSTAINABILITY APPOINTMENT —Director of Sustainability Hub for Innovation and Environment, Jes Thompson, appointed to Assistant Vice President of Sustainability.

Jessica Thompson named Assistant Vice President of Sustainability

Rachel Pott January 25, 2024

Jessica Thompson has been appointed as the Assistant Vice President of Sustainability at Northern, becoming the first person to fill this new position, created to further advance Northern’s university-wide...

John Green to speak at sold out event

John Green to speak at sold out event

Rachel Pott January 19, 2024

John Green will be visiting Northern for a fireside chat and Q&A session with the audience. This event will be held in the Northern Center Ballrooms on Monday, January 22, at 7 p.m., with doors opening...

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