Calendar – Community – Free Income Tax Return Assistance at NMU – Feb. 20, 22

February 17, 2018

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s Beta Alpha Psi will offer free income tax return assistance to students and community members on Tuesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Trading Lab in the University Center at NMU.

Volunteers from NMU’s Beta Alpha Psi organization are certified through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The program will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday through April 12, with the exception of spring break week from March 5 through 9. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Storytime for Non-Movers – Feb. 20

February 17, 2018

Marquette – Storytime for Non-Movers will be held on Tuesday, February 20 from 11 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

There will be songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for babies not yet mobile and able to move away from their loving adult. Older siblings are asked NOT to attend. Adult social time and play time will be held after story time.

The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Wonder Babies – Feb. 20

February 17, 2018

Marquette – Wonder Babies will be held Tuesday, February 20 from 10 to 10:40 a.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

The event will feature songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0 to 18 months and a loving adult. Older siblings are welcome. Adult social time will be from 10 to 10:15 a.m. and story time begins at 10:15 a.m.

The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Moving Forward After Loss with Rebecca Tervo – Feb. 20

February 17, 2018

Marquette – Moving Forward After Loss with Rebecca Tervo will be offered on Tuesday, February 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Rebecca Tervo, author of “Shattered: From Grief to Joy after My Son’s Suicide”, will discuss teenage suicide and depression awareness. The event is free of charge. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or … Read the rest

Calendar – Community – 15th Annual Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge Registration – Feb. 20

February 17, 2018

Marquette – Northern Michigan University is among 13 Michigan colleges and universities participating in the 15th annual Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge, an organ and tissue donor drive competition. Students, professors, alumni and community members.

The NMU Volunteer Center will host on-campus registration tables on Tuesday, February 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the LRC circulation table.

You can register to become a donor by visiting GiftOfLifeMichigan.org/CampusChallenge and selecting NMU as the favorite school. … Read the rest

NMU College of Business Accreditation Extended

February 17, 2018

Marquette, Michigan – Northern Michigan University’s College of Business has extended its accreditation through AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide have achieved AASCB accreditation. NMU initially gained the distinction in 2002.

The extension represents a multi-year continuous improvement peer review and efforts by NMU College of Business faculty and staff to ensure that academic programs and the college’s strategic plan adhere to accreditation standards. These standards require excellence in areas related to strategic management and innovation; student, faculty and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.

“Accreditation assures that the business education our students receive is on par with the best business schools in the world,” said David Rayome, dean of the NMU College of Business. “That education is combined with practical experiences offered by the university in cooperation with our business partners in Marquette and across the country, making for one of the best and most comprehensive educational experiences possible.”

According to a press release, AACSB is the “longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators and businesses worldwide.” It was founded in 1916.… Read the rest

NMU Board Approves Housing, Dining Rates for 2018-19 Academic Year

February 17, 2018

Marquette, Michigan – The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees yesterday approved housing and dining rates for the 2018-19 academic year. The cost of a standard double-occupancy room in the traditional residence halls and the “gold constant meal pass” dining option will be $5,203 per semester, an increase of $164 to cover inflationary cost adjustments and maintenance needs. Double-occupancy rooms in The Woods complex with the same meal plan will be $5,595 per semester, an increase of $163.

The Woods is a new student housing complex on Northern’s campus. Four buildings are occupied, with the final two scheduled to open for the fall 2018 semester. National collegiate housing developer EdR is building and managing The Woods facilities through a public-private partnership with NMU.

“This is an appropriate time to congratulate several people on the success of The Woods project,” said Board Chair Robert Mahaney.… Read the rest