Family Status Changes

Family Status Changes

Family status changes including marriage, divorce, birth, adoption, death of a spouse/child, marriage of a dependent child, etc., must be reported to the Human Resources Department no later than 30 days after the event.  Proper notification ensures accurate enrollment in benefit plans for new spouse/baby; prompt removal of those you no longer wish to cover; and correct withholding from your paycheck for the associated plan type (e.g., Single, Two, Family).  Contact Ms. Kimberly Hongisto, Benefits Assistant, at or phone x2470 with questions.

Personnel Changes

Personnel Changes

New Hire

Ryan Smith (effective 3/4/2019)

To: Food Service Worker II (F2) Dining Services


Patrick Perles (effective 4/5/2019)

To: Assistant Football Coach (CT) Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreational Sports

NMU Bookstore - Closed for moving

NMU Bookstore - Closed for moving

The NMU Bookstore will be closed April 10-13 while we move into our remodeled store.

Be sure to visit us in our beautiful NEW STORE beginning Monday April 15th!

If you have any questions, or for bookstore assistance please email

National Student Employment Week

National Student Employment Week

April 14-20, 2019 is National Student Employment Week. This week is celebrated on campuses throughout the nation, and is an opportunity to enhance awareness of student employment and its important role in the higher education experience. Thank you to all NMU student employees! 

Anyone with questions regarding National Student Employment Week can contact Career Services at 227-2800 or visit 

Recognition Announcements

Recognition Announcements

Thank you to all who attended an Employee Appreciation Day table on April 3rd. Congratulations to the following raffle prize winners:

  • Carl Bammer
  • Lindsey Butorac
  • Kerry Hytinen
  • Janice Johnstone
  • Christy Lake
  • Kevin McDonough
  • Kimber Olli
  • Angela Rasmussen
  • Katie Torreano

Congratulations to all who received a Northern STAR award!

  • Gisele Duehring, Facilities Operations/Steam Plant
  • Teresa Hamari, Dining Services
  • John Hambleton, Library Instructional Support
  • Matt Herbig, Broadcast & Audio Visual Services
  • Kimberly Hongisto, Human Resources
  • Lisa Inch, Dining Services
  • James Juopperi, IT & Tech Services
  • Tracee Kauppila, Vendor Payables
  • Mike Kinnunen, University Marketing & Communications
  • Katie Moe, Intercollegiate Athletics & Rec Sports
  • Renee Sheen, Human Resources
  • LuAnne Thurston, Nursing
  • Suzi Trdan, Dining Services

To learn more, visit

Personnel Changes

Personnel Changes


Cindi Carlson (3/7/2019)

To: Executive Secretary (4A) Academic & Career Advisement Center


Maia Ogea (effective 4/9/2019)

To: Medical Technologist (P4) Health Center


Rachael Pittman (4/15/19)

To: Police Specialist-NMU/UPHS (P1.5) NMU Police Department

Video - National Student Employment Week

Video - National Student Employment Week

In celebration of National Student Employment Week (April 14-20), a video recognizing a few of NMU's student employees has been created. Thank you, student employees, for all of your hard work and dedication! This video may be viewed at: We'd like to thank Bob Thomson and Sabrina Pietila (Public TV) for creating this video! 

April is Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992.  During this annual thirty-day period, health care professionals will join forces to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.  The NMU Human Resources Department would like to do its part to remind you about the various resources available to help you through some of the more challenging times.

Personnel Changes

Personnel Changes


Daniel Cullen (effective 2/20/2019)

To: Associate Director - Accreditation/Assessment (P5) Institutional Research


New Hires

Casey O"Neill (effective 4/29/2019)

To: Buildings & Grounds Attendant (1) Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreational Sports


Wendy Peterson (effective 4/29/2019)

to: Third Party Biller/Accountant (P3) Financial Services



Dianne Stone (effecctive 4/5/2019)

To: Food Service Worker I (F1) Dining Services

Market Proof Your Retirement

Market Proof Your Retirement

In the years leading up to retirement, and in retirement, protecting your savings becomes just as important as growing it.  Are you overexposed to market losses?  Will you outlive your money?  Register today for a free TIAA Financial Essentials Webinar scheduled on May 8th from 12 noon to 1 p.m.  Join TIAA as they discuss how to create your own personal "pension" with TIAA Traditional.

Coffee & Climb

Join the ORC for Coffee & Climb. We will have coffee and donuts available for participants! - Free coffee if you BYOM (Bring your own mug), or it will be...

Drop-in hearing screenings

Have you ever wanted to get your hearing or someone else’s hearing looked at? Come on over to the Speech, Language and Hearing clinic located on the bottom...

Faculty and Staff Recognition Celebration

Join us in honoring NMU employees who have achieved a years of service milestone, congratulate recent retirees, and celebrate the Excellence in Service,...

NMU Mental Health Week

All-week events to inform students on mental health and social stigmas, and to destress students and prepare for final exams. April 22nd: I Can Help ///...

Dance 4 Food 2019 Zumbathon® Charity Event

NMU Recreation Sports and Marquette Ending Hunger invite students and the community to rock Vandament Arena with a dance party! There will be dance club...

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein

Hear Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein’s inspiring story of overcoming blindness from birth to succeed in college and law school, fight for...

Wildcat Awards

The Northern Michigan University Athletics Awards Show highlighting the student-athlete performances from the 2018-19 season. This ESPY style event will be...

River Valley Hope Starts Here Challenge - May 11, 2019

Register now and show your support for brain cancer research conducted by the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center, a collaboration between NMU and UP Health...

Marquette Choral Society

The Marquette Choral Society will be performing in Reynolds Recital Hall on Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. They will also be performing in Reynolds Recital...

Upper Iowa vs Northern Mich.

Women's Lacrosse on April 28th, 12:00 PM: Upper Iowa vs Northern Mich., Conference

English MA Thesis Reading and Celebration

This celebration features thesis projects by the graduating class of NMU's Master of Arts in English program. Reading in session I from 4-5:30 are Kaleigh...

Thesis Seminar - James VanOrman

Seasonal changes in black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) social structure and gargle vocalizations

Upper Peninsula Youth Symphony Orchestra

The UPYSO will be performing at Reynolds Recital Hall on Sunday, May 5 at 1:00 p.m.

Business After Hours at NMU's Harden Hall

Hosted by Public TV 13, Public Radio 90, NMU Audio-Visual Services, NMU Lydia Olson Library, NMU Center for Teaching and Learning, Central U.P. and NMU...

2019 Hope Starts Here Challenge

The 2019 River Valley Bank Hope Starts Here Challenge is Saturday, May 11th. Please join us and help us support our cause. The River Valley Bank Hope Starts...