NMU Presents Alumni Awards

September 27, 2018

Five Northern Michigan University alumni were honored during Homecoming festivities Sept. 21-22 for significant achievements in their fields, substantial contributions to society and demonstrated exceptional leadership and civic qualities. The recipients and their awards were: Keith Nelsen (’86 BS) of Minneapolis, Minn., and Scott Schloegel (’90 BS) of Springfield, Va., Distinguished Alumni; Beth Millner (’08 BFA) of Marquette, Outstanding Young Alumni; Michele Butler (’76 BS, ’78 MAE) of Marquette, Alumni Community Service; and Skye Patrick of Downey, Calif., Alumni Achievement.

Nelsen is executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Best Buy Co., Inc. He has multi-channel accountability for worldwide legal operations and for identifying, managing and mitigating material risks to Best Buy. He is also the executive sponsor of Best Buy’s Black Employee Resource Group (BERG) and is very active in the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy and initiatives.… Read the rest

Michigan Technological University Board of Trustees Meeting

September 27, 2018

Houghton, MISeptember 27, 2018 – Michigan Technological University’s Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 28 in Memorial Union Building Ballroom B.

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Annual MQT Local Food Fest Saturday, September 29

September 27, 2018

Marquette, MISeptember 27, 2018 – The annual MQT Local Food Fest, put on by Taste the Local Difference, will take place this Saturday, September 29 at Barrel + Beam in Marquette. Events will begin at 2pm.

The event, celebrating our local food, will feature a Farmer’s Harvest Basket Competition, food from restaurants that buy locally, live music, and the 2nd Annual NMU Alumni Chef Competition.

All are welcome, from chefs and farmers to consumers and brewers, and everyone in-between. Tickets available here.… Read the rest

‘It’s On Us’ Week of Action at NMU Starts September 30th

September 27, 2018

Marquette, MISeptember 27, 2018 – Northern Michigan University’s “It’s On Us Week of Action,” which supports education, prevention and response efforts associated with relationship violence and sexual misconduct, will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 4.

The Week of Action will start with a screening of The Hunting Ground, hosted by NMU Campus Cinema, at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, in Jamrich Hall 1100. Below are other events scheduled for the week:

Monday, Oct. 1: “Kickoff” at table in Jamrich Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“It’s On Us” banner for students to sign
Distributing handouts with It’s On Us pledge inscribed
Distributing handouts on Title IX, NMU’s sexual misconduct policy, etc.

Tuesday, Oct. 2: “Consent” table at Jamrich Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Poster viewing: What is consent vs. What is not consent; participants will be able to add their own ideas and discuss the contributions of others
“What They Were Wearing” display from the Marquette Women’s Center; aims to show that what a person is wearing is never an invitation for sexual assault

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Grammy Nominee Emilia Amber Concert at NMU

September 27, 2018

Marquette, MISeptember 27, 2018 – Swedish musical artist and Grammy nominee Emilia Amper will present a folk musical performance with her band at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Forest Roberts Theatre at Northern Michigan University. The event is $5 for NMU students, as well as guests under 18, and $10 for the public.

Amper won “Artist of the Year” at the Swedish Folk and Music Awards. She is a world champion player of the nyckelharpa, a traditional instrument played in the country for more than 600 years. She has released two acclaimed albums and has collaborated with many different ensembles and orchestras.

The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at NMU is collaborating with the Arts Midwest Folkefest to bring this concert to campus and the surrounding community. In addition to a musical performance, Amper will conduct workshops in Marquette Area Public Schools and some NMU classes throughout the week.… Read the rest

‘Songs of the Voyageurs’ Concert at NMU

September 27, 2018

Marquette MISeptember 27, 2018 – In celebration of French-Canadian Heritage Week in Michigan, the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will present notable French songs from the voyageur period as part of the Beaumier Heritage Concert Series.

Beaumier Center Director Dan Truckey and Upper Peninsula Folklife Award recipient Dave Bezotte will perform “Songs of the Voyageurs”.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Gries Hall at NMU

7:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

The voyageur period refers to the time around 1670 when French-Canadian canoe-paddlers established fur trade routes into and beyond the Great Lakes to do commerce with indigenous tribes. During the fur trade period, there were few roads in what is now Canada so the metaphorical highways of that time were the waterways of the Great Lakes, which voyageurs used to take long and difficult journeys to deliver cargo.… Read the rest

Cannabis Effects on Anxiety Talk at NMU

September 27, 2018

Marquette, MI September 27, 2018 – Northern Michigan University alumnus Robert Torrence (’15 MS) will return to campus to give a presentation titled “Residual and acute effects of cannabis on emotional processing in anxiety disorders.” His talk is scheduled from 4-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in Jamrich 1100. It is open to the public.

Torrence is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Wayne State University His research is focused on using cannabis to help patients with PTSD during extinction learning and exposure therapy. After graduating from NMU with his master’s degree in 2015, he attended Colorado State University for his doctorate and studied the residual effects of cannabis use on anxiety related emotional processing.

The NMU Department of Psychological Science is hosting Torrence’s presentation.… Read the rest