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PROFILE — Katie Buhrmann is a 2022 alum of NMU and the executive administrative assistant in NMUs Office of Institutional Effectiveness. She recently self-published her first book of poetry. Photo courtesy of Katie Buhrmann

Alumni Katie Buhrmann explores South Korea through language

Katarina Rothhorn March 28, 2024

When Katie Buhrmann was growing up, she had so much energy that her parents kept putting her in different activities, hoping to give her an outlet for her enthusiasm.  “I was in ballet and tap, I...

READY FOR MY CLOSE UP - Despite his preference for dramatic roles, Mitchell notes the character-building elements of comedic acting. He specifically singled out Mike Myers and Adam Sandler as actors who can form and embody a character.

Go Break A Leg: The Impact of Theater on DaShawn Mitchell

Harry Stine March 28, 2023

NMU theater major, DaShawn Mitchell, joked that he’s “probably the worst musical theater major” in reference to the very limited number of musicals he’s actually sat down to watch. Also, unlike...

DIGGING DISCOVERY - NMU alumni Jim Paquette (left) and John Gorto (right) made the first discovery of Paleo-Indians who lived in the Great Lakes Region. Paquette will give a Northern Now webinar on his findings.

Northern Now series hosts archeologist alumni Jim Paquette

Jackie Phillips January 18, 2023

NMU Alumni Relations is hosting another installment of their “Northern Now” series today, Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. in the form of a webinar. The installment will feature NMU alumni and archeologist...

Author Colin Clancy

NMU Alumni Releases Debut Novel “Ski Bum”

Harry Stine December 13, 2022

The novel “Ski Bum” began in Copper Mountain, 2004, with journal entries written here and there. But for NMU alumni Colin Clancy, in some ways it started much earlier.  Clancy graduated from NMU...

Students Around the snack table

First Generation Day gives students chance to ask questions, meet other first gen students

Harry Stine November 9, 2022

Students and faculty alike celebrated First Generation Student Day on Tuesday with a panel discussion featuring past and current first-generation students, a photo op and a chance to eat pizza and mingle...

Brian Dettloff Presenting

NMU Alumni Return For Visiting Writers Series

Harry Stine, Assistant Features Editor September 15, 2022

Professor Patricia Killelea’s office feels a lot more like someone took a museum, a library and an art exhibit, and mashed them together - more than the average English professor’s office. That’s...

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT - Chris Black practices his swings at the Marquette County Golf Club. Black has been playing golf since he was 12 when he learned with his father in Northern Ireland.

NMU Grad Student, Chris Black, wins UPGA Championship

Chris Anderson, Sports Editor August 31, 2022

After the first round of the Upper Peninsula Golf Association Championship Tournament, Chris Black was four over par and on the back half of the leaderboard. However, after almost missing the cut in the...

Who is Kerri Schuiling?

Who is Kerri Schuiling?

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor April 15, 2022

Kerri Schuiling didn’t plan on becoming NMU’s interim president when she graduated from high school in Grand Rapids. She hardly even planned to attend college at all.  As a first-generation college...

Wellness On Tap highlights alternative forms of wellness

Wellness On Tap highlights ‘alternative’ forms of wellness

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor March 10, 2022

Last year on March 17, NMU alumni Caden Reed founded the nonprofit Superior Healing Initiative to raise awareness about more natural ways of healing. He saw a need for more education and affordability...

alumni social

College of Arts and Sciences to hold alumni social

Akasha Khalsa March 25, 2021
During the ongoing pandemic, it’s often difficult to connect with people based on our background and interests. Alums in particular, often separated by many miles, haven’t been able to connect in person for university-related events in the past year. However, the College of Arts and Sciences is holding a virtual social on Wednesday, March 31 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
space pollution

NMU Alumni launch company to clean up space pollution

Nicholas Conroy October 6, 2020

Kall Morris Inc. is a company formed to clean up and deal with the growing problem of debris in outer space. Operating out of Marquette, MI, the company was formed by three NMU alumni. Kall Morris...

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