Northern Michigan University

MARQUETTE, MI--   A U.P. Energy Roundtable is being held before Tuesday’s meeting of the Michigan Public Service Commission at Northern Michigan University. 

A range of issues relating to the U.P. energy landscape will be covered, including utility energy planning, consideration of alternatives beyond fossil-fueled central generation, and opportunities and barriers to self-generation—including both solar and combined heat-and-power.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A preliminary hearing is set for an NMU student accused of becoming uncontrollably violent after taking LSD. 

Allen Teppo, 19, of Newberry is charged with malicious destruction of property between $1,000 and $2,000, resisting and obstructing an officer, and three counts of resisting and obstructing an officer, causing injury.

Teppo allegedly took acid the weekend of September 9th and became uncontrollable. Police took him into custody and transported him to the hospital. He was later arrested and arraigned on the five felonies.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University appears in four categories in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Colleges rankings.  

Among regional universities in the Midwest, NMU tied for 83rd best overall and 18th among the top public institutions. It also ranked 67th as a “best value” and tied for 52nd among the best colleges for veterans in the Midwest. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University’s 10th Day Enrollment Report contains some encouraging news.

The number of new, first-time, full-time freshmen has increased almost 11 percent over last year. That’s an additional 146 students. The increase helps to mitigate an overall enrollment decline due to a large graduating class last May and smaller class sizes in recent years. NMU’s total student headcount is 7,612—a 1.8 percent drop from last fall.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette has been named the 19th safest college town in America by the SafeWise Report.

The SafeWise website says the city encourages young people to get involved in public safety issues. The Marquette Police Department has a youth services bureau that offers educational programs about everything from bicycle safety to youth violence prevention.

MARQUETTE, MI--    Northern Michigan University has named a director of its new Forensic Research Outdoor Station—or FROST.

Also known as a body farm, FROST is one of only eight such facilities across the nation and the first to study human decomposition in a cold climate.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University’s Physics Department is offering residents a safe way to view Monday’s partial eclipse.

The NMU Observatory Dome will equip its telescope with a sun filter, which will block out more than 90 percent of the sun’s light.

Visitors should enter the rotunda entrance at the West Science Building and follow directional signs to the catwalk of the Observatory Dome. Overflow visitors will be able to view NASA streaming video of the eclipse in a nearby classroom.

CANTON, GA--   A great friend to Northern Michigan University has died.

Trustee emeritus and alumnus Gil Ziegler passed away July 29 at the age of 79.

Ziegler earned a degree in mathematics at Northern in 1960. Two governors appointed him to the NMU Board of Trustees for two separate terms: 1993 to 2001 and 2007 to 2014. Ziegler was elected and served as vice chair and chair during his tenure.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Two buildings shut down by a fire at Northern Michigan University Monday morning are reopen Tuesday.

The fire started in a trash can in a chemical storage room on the third floor of the New Science facility. The building’s fire suppression system activated and kept the fire from spreading.

New Science was closed so officials could clean up damage caused by smoke and water. The West Science building was also shut down, as a precaution.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Fire has closed a building at Northern Michigan University.

The fire reportedly happened around 8:30 a.m. Monday on the third floor of the New Science building. Officials said fire doors kept it from spreading into the West Science building.

NMU spokesman Derek Hall says it started in a third-floor chemistry storage room when a wastebasket went up in flames.

“Being a chemistry storage area, they have to be really careful of what chemicals and that type of thing [are in there], and so the fire department is going to walk through that process.”