Northern Michigan University students and alumni will have the opportunity to meet and talk with employers about job opportunities at the 51st Annual Fall Semester Job Fair, hosted by NMU Career Services. The fair will be held from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the University Center.
There is no cost for students to attend the job fair, but they are encouraged to bring their NMU ID for check-in. Employers will get to share information with students in addition to recruiting for full-time or part-time positions, internships and summer staff. Listed below are the registration fees for employers looking to participate in the 2018-2019 job fairs:
Employers must register for this event by logging in to the Handshake app on the Cat Career Tracks website.
Students and alumni who plan to attend the event are encouraged to register beforehand via Cat Career Tracks-Handshake and to bring an ID to check in at the job fair in order to be placed into a drawing for a chance to win a prize. Ten winners will be selected and notified a day after the fair.
For links to registration, more information and a list of participating employers, visit https://www.nmu.edu/careerservices/fall-job-fair.
Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre will present “Fringe Festival: Fighting for the Arts.” Each production is a collection of theater, music and dance pieces performed, directed and choreographed by NMU students. Productions will include Doubt, a contemporary dance piece with original choreography by Shannon Stilwell; Beauté, a contemporary dance piece with original choreography by Jill Grundstrom; Jule, an excerpt from a swashbuckler comedy by Shelley Russell; and Twelfth Night, an excerpt from the famous comedy by William Shakespeare.
Performances are scheduled in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4-Saturday, Oct. 6, and Wednesday, Oct. 10-Saturday, Oct. 13. There will be an additional 1 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Oct. 13. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for high school students, and $5 for NMU students.
The concept of a Fringe Festival started in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1947, when eight theatre groups were shunned from the Edinburgh International Festival. The Fringe Festival at FRT follows this idea. It was initially put together to allow graduating seniors to showcase capstone projects, but also features work from various students in the theatre and dance program.
For more information, visit nmu.edu/frt.
Northern Michigan University has launched a new Friday Shopping Shuttle that transports students to major retailers via Marq-Tran and returns them to several drop-off points on campus. The service began the first week of the fall semester, funded with some of the resources that supported the discontinued Wildcat Shuttle that previously operated Monday-Thursday on campus.
“The ridership numbers for the campus shuttle dropped off to the point that the cost per ride was not efficient,” said Mike Bath, chief of the NMU Police Department. “Some of that had to do with the increased number of bikes on campus, the price of gas and the new Wildcat Fit Zone, with some students opting to work out there instead of the PEIF. We looked at a Friday shopping run to help our international students, but we're making it available to all students. Marq-Tran was awarded the bid.”
Bath said students who register through Disability Student Services can still get door-to-door transportation, as needed, and Marq-Tran continues to provide free rides on any Marquette County route to students, faculty and staff with IDs.
The schedule for the shopping shuttle is as follows:
3 p.m. and 3:50 p.m.: Leave Lot 9, located outside of Hunt/Van Antwerp lobby; drop off at Meijer/Walmart.
4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.: Pickup from Meijer/Walmart and return to campus, making the following stops:
Northern Michigan University is the featured example in a Chronicle of Higher Education special report titled "Rural Colleges Make the Most of 'Off the Beaten Path' Locations." The article references NMU's ability to draw students by implementing distinctive academic programs and by using its location and scenery as a marketing tool. Read the full story here.
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The Steppin' Out Ballroom Dance Club has cancelled all Sunday sessions for the rest of this semester. The club offers free ballroom dance classes for NMU students and Marquette community members. We need to cancel for the rest of the semester, but hope to see interested students in January.
The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will offer three traditional food classes on Saturday, Oct. 13. Participants can learn to make pasties, juustoa (“squeaky cheese”) and nisu, a Finnish yeasted coffee cake.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lori Kulju will teach the art of baking pasties. In the afternoon sessions from 1-4 p.m., Joyce Dupras will lead a class in juustoa and Janet Wisuri will guide participants in making nisu. All will be held in the hospitality management kitchens in the Jacobetti Complex.
Each class is limited to 10 people. The price for each class is $10 for the general public and $5 for NMU students. To register, call 906-227-3212.
A documentary double feature, Tradition Bearers and Finnish American Lives, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct.12, at Northern Michigan University's Jamrich Hall 1100. The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at NMU is hosting the event. Admission is free.
Celebrating its 35-year anniversary, Tradition Bearers sheds light on Finnish American history and folk art expressed through the folk artists living in the western Great Lakes region. The film blends oral interviews with historical photos to tell a story of Finnish Immigration and the life of a miner, lumberjack and homesteader.
Finnish American Lives, released in 1982, highlights the fragile community of memory connecting one with parents and grandparents. The documentary follows a three-generation Finnish family who works, celebrates, reflects and grieves together.
Filmmaker and NMU professor emeritus Michael Loukinen takes viewers on a journey of the true Finnish American history in the Upper Peninsula. He has more than 30 years' experience and 13 films to his credit.