Northern Michigan University

MARQUETTE, MI--   Two helicopters are coming to Northern Michigan University Thursday. 

The Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters will be on static display for the public from 1 to 3 p.m. on the NMU soccer fields at the corner of Wright and Lincoln streets. At 3 p.m. current military members and cadets in the NMU Wildcat Battalion ROTC program will go on orientation flights.

If recent heavy snowfall has adversely impacted the field, the alternate site will be the eastern side of the Berry Events Center.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Dozens of young women will explore the field of construction at an event at Northern Michigan University Friday. 

About 120 female students in grades 7-12 will attend Women in Construction at the Jacobetti Complex. They’ll interact with and learn from women who are already in the industry. Each attendee will create a 3-D model using computer-aided design software, build a toolbox in the workshop, and cut a decorative metal accessory for the toolbox using a plasma cutting system.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University will recognize the achievements of its students at the 23rd annual Celebration of Student Scholarship Thursday.

Undergraduate and graduate students will exhibit posters and hold brief lectures explaining their work in Jamrich Hall. Officials say the daylong event will teach students skillsets like data analysis, interviewing, and professional conduct.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Hiawatha Music Co-op is celebrating 40 years of its festival by planting trees at Northern Michigan University.

MARQUETTE, MI--   An NMU student group is holding a satellite March for Science in Marquette next week.

On Saturday, April 14 the march will start at the Berry Events Center, proceed down Third Street, then end in 

a rally at the Marquette Commons. A series of “teach-ins” will be held on topics like environmental justice, indigenous rights, and local renewable energies.

The public is invited to participate.

MARQUETTE, MI--   NMU’s hockey coach has signed a new, eight-year deal with the university.

Under the agreement Grant Potulny will receive $285,000 per year base salary, plus a car stipend, personal expense allowance, and the potential for performance bonuses.

Potulny just completed his first season at Northern. He was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s Men’s Hockey Coach of the Year after leading the wildcats to a Top 20 national ranking and second place in the WCHA regular season.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Students competing in Northern Michigan University’s Business Venture Competition will give presentations on their creative ideas this week. 

The Big Pitch is a Shark Tank-style activity that features four teams pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges. They’ll have five minutes to present their plans and five minutes to answer questions.

The teams are competing for cash and consulting packages to pursue their plans. The finalists also participate in a trade fair, where they display informational materials and product prototypes.

Marquette Mining Journal

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University is once again lowering its flags to honor the death of a student.

Steven Pozega, 21, passed away on Sunday. He attended high school in Marquette and Ironwood and was pursuing a degree in computer science at NMU. Pozega was an avid skateboarder and snowboarder.

The NMU flag is lowered to half-staff and campus messages are sent after the passing of current students, faculty, and staff and after consultation with immediate family.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Northern Michigan University group is hosting a week full of programs about sustainability through Saturday. 

NMU EcoReps is a student sustainability peer-to-peer education program. Founder and Sustainability Week coordinator Georgia Harrison says stories abound regarding issues like climate change and recyclable waste, and this week’s events highlight ways people can help.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Two members of the Northern Michigan University men’s ice hockey team have won a couple of top honors. 

Goaltender Atte Tolvanen was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Goaltender of the Year Tuesday, while head coach Grant Potulny was unanimously named League Coach of the Year. Tolvanen is the second student athlete to earn Goaltender of the Year honors. Potulny’s recognition is the fifth time in Wildcat hockey history that the head coach has been named Coach of the Year.