Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University

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.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The U.P. Energy Summit is being held on the campus of Northern Michigan University Wednesday.

Officials say it aims to give people perspectives on local, state, and regional energy developments.

Attending are officials from Enbridge, the Michigan Agency for Energy, and the Michigan Public Service Commission. Representatives from various utility companies are participating, as are several Upper Michigan lawmakers.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University has reopened three buildings it closed last week, but the water remains undrinkable.

The Learning Resources Center, Thomas Fine Arts, and PEIF were closed to the public Wednesday after water in those facilities showed high lead levels. Samples from each water source were sent to an independent lab, and results show individual fixtures in each building tested above the EPA action level of 15 parts per billion.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Three Northern Michigan University buildings are shut down until further notice, following “inconsistent” lead level readings from test areas in each facility.

The Learning Resources Center, PEIF, and Thomas Fine Arts buildings will be closed until officials can get independent lab results—potentially over the weekend—and make a determination whether further investigation and testing is needed.

Derek Hall is NMU's spokesman. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Trees donated by the Hiawatha Music Coop will be planted at NMU on Sunday.

The 40 native species—including elderberry, plum, and hazelnut—will be placed in Outdoor Learning Areas so students can learn about the Native American heritage of the region.

The donation is meant to be a “thank you” to Northern for letting people park in university parking lots over the past 40 years of the Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival.

The trees and shrubs were purchased from the Marquette County Conservation District.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The NMU Board of Trustees has approved the tuition and fee schedule for 2018-19.

The combined average cost for full-time resident undergraduates will be $5,280.50 per semester – an

increase of $245 per semester over last year’s rate. Non-resident undergraduate tuition will increase by the same amount, and graduate tuition will go up by $24 per credit hour.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was met by protesters when he gave Northern Michigan University’s commencement address Saturday.

A Native American group played a drum as environmentalists and activist groups held signs objecting to his policies.

Kayla Shannon is from Flint.

“I’m here because this is a beautiful way to show that we all stand together in this fight and that it’s not just the city making noise,” she said.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University students are holding a bottled water drive for Flint residents.  

Organizers are asking members of the campus and Marquette communities to bring cases of bottled water or sealed jugs of water to the Superior Dome Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hiawatha Music Coop

Due to inclement weather and availability of appropriate trees, the rescheduled Hiawatha Music Co-op is now on Sunday, May 13th at 1pm.  The Hiawatha Music Co-op will team up with NMU to celebrate their 40th year by planting 40 trees in Northern’s Outdoor Learning Areas. The event is a collaboration between the Hiawatha Music Co-op, Northern Michigan University’s  Sustainability Advisory Council, student leaders associated with GTU and EcoReps, and the Marquette County Conservation District.

MARQUETTE, MI--   High schoolers from across the U.P. are converging at Northern Michigan University Friday to demonstrate their construction trades skills. 

The day-long 2018 Upper Peninsula CTE Skills Challenge features four competitions centered on career and technical education. They include a construction skills challenge to make a multipurpose structure; a welding skills challenge; an automotive skills competition; and a computer aided drafting skills challenge.

Throughout the day teachers will participate in professional development sessions.