Northern Michigan University

MARQUETTE, MI--   Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Michigan Supreme Court Justice Megan Cavanagh are in Marquette Monday as part of their Elder Abuse Listening Tour. 

Officials say at least 73,000 older adults in Michigan are victims of elder abuse at the hands of individuals entrusted to care for them. Listening tour attendees will be able to share their concerns about the often under-recognized and under-reported social problem. Input will be used to better guide the Attorney General’s Elder Abuse Task Force.

Northern Michigan University

MARQUETTE, MI--   A group of Austrian scientists will talk about their work in forensic anthropology at a symposium hosted by Northern Michigan University Thursday.

Dr. Jane Wankmiller is the director of Northern’s Forensic Research Outdoor Station—or FROST. It allows researchers and students to study taphonomy, or what happens to the body after death.

Wankmiller says the scientists from the Institute for Forensic Medicine in Salzburg have been working with Wankmiller’s colleague at Michigan State University and agreed to come to Marquette to look into a collaboration.

MARQUETTE, MI--   U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow will make a stop in Gwinn before she gives the keynote address at Northern Michigan University’s graduation ceremony this weekend.

The Senator is scheduled to visit the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center Friday at 1:45 p.m. It’s part of her “health care check-ins” around the state to speak with Michigan patients and providers about their challenges and needs.

Saturday Stabenow will address NMU graduates during Spring Commencement.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University will be the first school in Michigan to offer a Native American Studies major next year.  

The Board of Trustees approved a recommendation by its academic affairs committee to create the major on the heels of the university’s already-existing Native Studies minor.  NMU will offer the major beginning with the fall semester of 2016. 

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May 11, 2015

MARQUETTE, MI--   The North Wind Board of Directors has decided not to rehire the newspaper’s faculty advisor, and a national group is calling for a reversal of that decision. 

In a meeting April 3 the board voted not to reappoint Cheryl Reed as advisor in the coming school year, and also denied the application of current managing editor Michael Williams for the editor-in-chief post.

Reed believes the move is in retaliation for her defense of the North Wind’s coverage of stories that put the university in an unfavorable light. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   NMU hockey coach Walt Kyle and associate director of athletics Bridget Berube Carter are back on the job after being put on administrative leave by university officials. 

Northern spokesman Derek Hall notified the two Monday around noon.

Hall would not say why they were suspended, citing “personnel issues.”  Some sources indicate it had to do with the hockey team and NCAA compliance, which Carter handled.  NMU athletic director Forrest Karr has been put in charge of the team’s compliance for the time being.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A collaborative effort led by Northern Michigan University to monitor coastal hazards along Lake Superior has received a $100,000 grant.  

The Great Lakes Observing System gave the money to NMU and partners the Superior Watershed Partnership and environmental consulting company LimnoTech for two observation buoys.  One will be placed near Munising.  Another, more portable buoy will monitor wave activity along several stretches of lakeshore, including Granite Island Light Station, Grand Marais, and Whitefish Point.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University has been named a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media. 

The designation is for the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools across the U.S. that do the most in dedicating resources to ensure military students’ success in and outside the classroom. 

Victory Media recognizes NMU’s in-state tuition for all eligible U.S. military veterans; its membership in the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges consortium; its ROTC program; and an on-site advisor who assists veterans with career placement.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University celebrated its 115th birthday Monday.  

April 28 of 1899 Michigan Governor Hazen Pingree signed a bill authorizing what was then known as Northern State Normal School, which would focus on educating teachers.  The bill allowed the state Board of Education to buy land, erect buildings, hire a faculty, and establish a curriculum.