Northern Michigan University

NMU numbers up

Sep 12, 2018

MARQUETTE, MI--   New student enrollment at Northern Michigan University is up 9.9 percent this fall, according to the 10th Day Enrollment Report.

Officials say that’s due to a second consecutive year of growth in first-time freshmen and a significant boost in transfer students. The number of new freshmen has increased by 107, or 7.1 percent. Transfers have increased by 81, or nearly 20 percent.

MARQUETTE, MI--   NMU’s Northern Climate Network is holding a Climate March in Marquette Saturday.

The city is among thousands aiming to create awareness about environmental change by participating in the People’s Climate Movement this year.

The event features a two-mile march through downtown Marquette, followed by a rally at the Marquette Commons. Information about living lighter will be offered, as will music, dance and food.

The march will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, starting at the Commons.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Three things will debut at Northern Michigan University this semester.

A perennial flower memorial garden has been established through a lead gift by Marquette resident Mona Lang to honor her late husband and former NMU Provost Paul L. Lang, Junior. It will be dedicated 

September 14 just west of Jamrich Hall.

Mackinac Arts Council

Kurt Hauswirth spoke by phone with Pasqua Warstler, artistic director of the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba, MI, and Brian Kakas, associate professor of Art and Design at Northern Michigan University and ArtPrize artist, about "Crossing the Straits," a Mackinac Island ArtPrize 2018 Preview.  The preview includes an exhibition and opening reception beginning Sunday August 12 on the island.


MARQUETTE, MI--   Officials at Northern Michigan University say they’re making progress on mitigating high lead levels in the water of three campus buildings.

Testing was done last spring. The Thomas Fine Arts, Learning Resources Center, and PEIF buildings all showed lead levels higher than the recommended EPA standard.

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MARQUETTE, MI--   The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has recognized President Fritz Erickson’s “outstanding performance” with a new contract and bonus. 

At its meeting Friday morning the Board approved a new five-year contract that places Erickson’s base salary at $385,000. It also includes a $50,000 performance-based bonus for goals achieved in 2017-2018.

MARQUETTE, MI--   NASA is partnering with Northern Michigan University in a radiation-measuring project on Granite Island. 

Northern Trustee Scott Holman owns the island. He’s allowing NASA to proceed with its Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System—or CERES—experiment, provided students can be involved in research.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Officials at Northern Michigan University think they’ve isolated the source of high lead readings in three buildings’ water. 

The university hired a consultant after readings above the EPA action level were found in the Learning Resources Center, Thomas Fine Arts building, and the PEIF last month. Officials say recent testing indicates the elevated readings are from connections in some water lines within the buildings.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Demolition of a portion of NMU’s University Center has begun. 

President Fritz Erickson did the honors Tuesday morning and kicked off the initial phase of the demolition of the Explorers Wing.

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MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University has been named one of the top five Best East Coast Colleges for Skiers by Powder Magazine.

Though mixing schools in the East with one in the Midwest might not make geographical sense, the editors

give a nod to Lake Superior and its snow-making ability. The article says Marquette Mountain’s proximity to campus means students can hit the slopes between classes or after hours.

It also mentions the Midwest’s only true powder skiing at Mount Bohemia in Keweenaw County—about 2.5 hours away.

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