Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert at the Rozsa Center

March 16, 2019

Houghton, MI – A Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert will be held at the Rozsa Center on Friday, March 22nd at 7:30 pm. To learn more about this concert honoring the founder of the Michigan Tech Jazz Program, visit the website.

Air Play Performing at Rozsa Center

March 16, 2019

Houghton, MI – Air Play will perform at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, March 23rd at 7:30 pm. Learn more about this circus-style performance and buy tickets on the website.

Great Lakes Radio Helps Spread Goodness

March 16, 2019

Marquette, MI – The team at Great Lakes Radio participated in Spread Goodness Day on Friday, March 15th by donating items to Room at the Inn. Read the article to learn more about this global day of kindness and how the GLR team worked together to take part.

Kelley O’Connor Performs at NMU March 23rd

March 16, 2019

Marquette, MI – Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor will perform as part of Northern Michigan University’s Siril Concert Series at 7:30 pm on Saturday, March 23, at Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

O’Connor originated the role of Federico Garcia Lorca in Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar. She performed under the baton of conductor Robert Spano for Atlanta Symphony performances of the opera and a Grammy-winning Deutsche Grammophon recording.

Her discography also includes Mahler’s Third Symphony with Jaap van Zweden and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Lieberson’s Neruda Songs with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony, Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra.

O’Connor will also be working with four vocal music students in an open master class at noon Friday, March 22, in Reynolds Recital Hall.

Marquette Area Public Schools Board Meeting March 18th

March 16, 2019

Marquette, MI – Below is the agenda for the Marquette Area Public Schools board meeting on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 5:30 pm in the Library at Superior Hills Elementary School.

NMU Students Win Broadcasting Awards

March 16, 2019

Marquette, MI – Two sports announcing teams at Northern Michigan University won awards at the 2019 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards.

“This is truly a great accomplishment when you consider we are competing against much larger universities with significantly greater resources,” said multimedia journalism professor Dwight Brady.

The team winning second place for Best Sports Announcing Team was comprised of Max Stevens (play-by-play), Don Ede (color commentary), Cali Hunter (sideline reporter) and Anne Ludwig (director). The team winning honorable mention was Max Stevens (play-by-play), Todd Rose (color commentary), Andy Ridolphi and Chandler Gaboury, who shared directing duties.

The productions were created during the sports and special events class taught by Brady. Students announce the games, serve as directors and camera operators, and provide instant replay, graphics and audio for live streaming of NMU sports during the fall semester.

The Michigan Student Broadcast Awards are produced by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, a non-profit organization representing commercial radio and television broadcast stations in Michigan.

NMU Reading Specialist Program Ranked

March 16, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University ranks as having one of the best online master’s in reading and literacy programs and is also a Best Virtual Campus for 2019, according to OnlineMasters.com.

Northern’s master of arts in education (MAE) reading specialist degree is offered completely online through NMU Global Campus. It qualifies certified K-12 teachers for the specialized endorsement as a reading specialist on the State of Michigan teaching certificate (Code BR). The program ranks 40th in the top 50 nationwide ranking.

“Students in Northern Michigan University’s master’s degree program in reading benefit from a campus-like experience despite learning in an online classroom,” states the OnlineMasters.com description. “The virtual campus mimics the on-campus classrooms, providing distance learners with interactive courses and lectures, numerous resources, excellent faculty support and more.”

OnlineMasters.com considered academic quality, student success rates and overall affordability when ranking the programs. It also factored in enrollment and retention rates, student engagement, quality of instruction and the total cost of tuition.