These naming proposals are open for public comment through Wednesday, Dec. 5. Send comments to NMUPres@nmu.edu. The recommendations will be brought before the NMU Board of Trustees at the Dec. 13-14 meetings.
Rename the Edgar Harden Learning Resource Center to be the Elizabeth and Edgar Harden Hall. Common reference: Harden Hall. The proposed name better matches other facilities in the academic.
Rename New Science Facility to be the Kathleen Shingler Weston Hall. Weston, a 1929 NMU graduate, went on to become a nationally known toxicologist. She was part of the team that commercially produced the polio vaccine.
Name the New Science atrium in honor of Dr. David Lucas. Lucas, longtime Physics department head and coordinator of the pre-medical/dental/health program, passed away in 2015. His primary research involved modeling molecular structure. While on sabbatical, he worked with John Pople, 1999 Nobel Prize recipient for work that related to his collaboration with Dr. Lucas.
On Tuesday, November 27, NMU will hold a Day of Giving to coincide with the Giving Tuesday global event. Last year, the NMU campus community, the Marquette region and alumni from around the world came together to give generously on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year, we are focusing support on programs that provide direct support to students and faculty through the Northern Fund, the Flexible Aid Fund, scholarships and the NMU Food Pantry. Of course, we appreciate gifts that support any department, program or initiative.
You can learn more and easily give online at nmu.edu/dayofgiving.
On the Day of Giving, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., non-perishable food items and hygiene products can be brought to the Beaumier Heritage and Alumni Center.