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.

Social Security Retirement Planning Workshops

Social Security Retirement Planning Workshops

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is offering free retirement planning workshops presented via live webinars.  The monthly workshop tackles the major points of consideration one needs to think about before, after, and while making that tough decision of when and what to file for with the SSA.  Retirement benefits, spousal benefits, widows benefits, Medicare and everything in between will be covered in the webinar.  Participation is interactive so you will be able to ask questions to help alleviate the uneasiness that may come with taking the next step into retirement.  Attendees will be better prepared and confident when making their Social Security decisions.  Register here.

Sonderegger Symposium Student Proposal Submissions

Sonderegger Symposium Student Proposal Submissions

On November 1, 2019, the Center for Upper Peninsula Studies and the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will be presenting the 18th annual Sonderegger Symposium. This year, the theme for the symposium will be, “Anishinaabek: East, South, West, North.” This interdisciplinary symposium will focus on many aspects of Anishinaabek life, both past and present, including traditions, faith, history, environment, foodways, economics, governance and many other potential subjects.

NMU Student Proposals-

The Beaumier Center has set aside at least two sessions for student presentations. Presentations should be 20-25 minutes in length, to allow for 5-10 minutes for questions.

-Title for the proposal

-An abstract of your presentation including information to be covered and expected outcomes. (Maximum 500 words)

-Your most recent curriculum vitae or resume.

Deadline for all proposals is Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Submissions can be sent by e-mail to

Northern STAR Award Summer Recipients

Northern STAR Award Summer Recipients

Congratulations to all who received a Northern STAR award this summer!

Patrick Bawden, Plant Operations
Robert Bell, Plant Operations
Julane Cappo, Human Resources
Lauren Farley, Plant Operations Student
Tom Gerou, Plant Operations
Kurt Greising, Plant Operations
Cat Hardenbergh, Housing & Residence Life
Cory Hill, Plant Operations
Patrice Keskey, Plant Operations
Michelle Lane, NMU Foundation
Kathy Malay, Intercollegiate Athletics & Rec Sports
Kerry Mohr, Housing & Residence Life
Niki Norman, Plant Operations
Dave Nyberg, Extended Learning/Community Engagement
Bunny Martin, Plant Operations
JR Root, Plant Operations

Lisa Sarvello, Housing & Residence Life
Cash Scott, Plant Operations
Renee Sheen, Human Resources
Chele Sproull, Intercollegiate Athletics & Rec Sports
Tracy VanAbel, Housing & Residence Life
David Wiegand, Plant Operations
Jessica Wiegand, Plant Operations Student

To learn more, visit

Personnel Changes

Personnel Changes

New Hire

Diane Jandron (effective 9/3/2019)

To: Speech Language Pathologist/Director of Clinic (SA) in the School of Clinical Sciences



Jane Surrell (effective 10/01/2019)

To: Director of Development (SA) in the NMU Foundation


Hannah Lewis (effective 7/1/2019)

To: Associate Director - Student Enrichment (SA) in the Center for Student Enrichment

Career Services is on social media!

Career Services is on social media!


Events (workshops, job fairs, employer visits)

Twitter: @NMUCareerServic

Job postings within the Upper Peninsula & career-related articles

#UPjobs #NMUjobs #UPinternships


Dress for success, interview/resume help, quotes, college life & much more

Instagram: @NMUCareerServices

Office updates & motivational quotes

Career Weeks are coming!

Career Weeks are coming!

Career Weeks are coming: October 2-16! Majors Expo, Interview/Job Fair Prep Workshop, "Soft" Skills Matter Workshop, Fall Job Fair, and more! For more information, visit

Employee Benefits Fair--Save the Date

Employee Benefits Fair--Save the Date

The 2019 Employee Benefits Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Northern Center Ballrooms III and IV.  One hour of released-time will be granted for employees attending the Fair.

The Benefits Fair gives faculty and staff the opportunity to learn more about their TIAA or MPSERS Retirement plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield medical and dental plan, and EyeMed vision plan from plan representatives.  In addition, The Hartford, AFLAC, MEEMIC, Social Security Administration, and Marketplace Insurance Plan representatives will be present. 

The Fair is also your chance to get your flu shot and have your blood pressure checked by staff at the NMU Health Center.  Watch for an upcoming e-mail with a complete list of participants.  If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Bjorne, Human Resources Department at or phone 227-1030.

Personnel Changes

Personnel Changes

New Hire

Cortney Caliguri (effective 8/28/2019)

To: Police Officer in the NMU Police Department

Intramural Softball Registration Deadline

Registration for Intramural Softball closes on Wednesday, September 18th @ 11:59pm. Players/teams interested in signing up can do so on

Living Great Lakes: Book Talk

Join Two Books, Two Communities at the Peter White Public Library for a book talk on Living Great Lakes, by Jerry Dennis.

Harborless: Book Talk

Join Two Books, Two Communities at the Peter White Public Library for a book talk on Harborless, by Cindy Hunter Morgan.

Marquette/Alger Counties College Fair

Representatives from approximately 40 colleges and universities will be present to answer questions about academic programs, costs, support services and...

Kardemimmit Preview/Workshop

Please join us in welcoming Kardemimmit back to NMU! On Thursday, September 19th at 11 a.m. in the Reynolds Recital Hall we will be holding a...

Lovell Professorship Presentation

Northern is thanking the Lovell Family for its $1 million gift to create the Mark R. and Eileen Lovell Endowed Professorship with a recognition ceremony at 1...

American Heart Association BLS Renewal Certification

The BLS renewal course is only for individuals with an unexpired BLS certification. If your certification has expired, you will need to complete the...

Northern Center Dedication and Tours

Northern Michigan University is celebrating the end to the 18-month renovation project of the former University, now the Northern Center. The renaming will...

Self-Care & Confidence Building

Come join the MERC & SSWO to learn about the real definition of self-care and how these skills can help you be a more confident version of yourself. We...

Artist Talk Kristine Poole

NMU Alumni Kristine Poole (Ceramics BFA 1992) is receiving the 2019 NMU Distinguished Alumni Award. Kristine has agreed to do a presentation while she is in...

Presentation with Author Cindy Hunter Morgan

Join Two Books, Two Communities at the Peter White Public Library for a presentation with Harborless book author, Cindy Hunter Morgan.

A Symposium Exploring Autoimmune Diseases

Join the School of Nursing, Race for RP, and the Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation for a symposium exploring autoimmune diseases with keynote speakers...

Weston Hall/Lucas Atrium Dedication

Northern Michigan University will officially recognize the renaming of the New Science Facility as Kathleen Shingler Weston Hall in a 1 p.m. public ceremony...

Psychological Science Colloquium

Identifying And Overcoming Impostor Syndrome Sarah Santiago, M.S. Mental Health Specialist Have you ever felt like you don't deserve all the success that...

Purdue Northwest vs Northern Mich.

Men's Soccer on September 20th, 4:00 PM: Purdue Northwest vs Northern Mich. Conference

50th Celebration Anniversary of Nursing

Join us for a Celebration for all nursing alumni on September 20th and 21st of 2019! A reunion of all wildcat Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, and...

Presentation with Author Cindy Hunter Morgan

Join Two Books, Two Communities at the Munising Library for a presetnation with Harborless author, Cindy Hunter Morgan.

Sports Hall of Fame Social, Dinner and Program

The Northern Michigan University Athletics Department is proud to announce the newest inductees to the 2019 NMU Sports Hall of Fame. Being inducted to the...

Au Sable Light Station Hike & Tour

Join Two Books, Two Communities for a light station hike and tour at Au Sable. Cost is $3. There are two date options for this event: Sepember 14 and 21....

Library Open House and Big Foot Reading & Family Activities, Olson Library

Library Open House and Big Foot Reading & Family Activities, Olson Library

NMU Lydia M. Olson Library Family Homecoming Celebration

Join us for a kid-friendly Homecoming Celebration! We'll have Bagels & Books, Storytime with NMU Men's Basketball Players, Bigfoot Poetry Workshop, games,...

Alumni Awards Ceremony and Brunch

Tickets are available for Northern Michigan University's alumni awards brunch, scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the Northern Center. The five NMU...

Green vs. Gold Meet

Swim & Dive on September 21st, 10:00 AM: Green vs. Gold Meet