IRS Announces 2019 Retirement Plan Limits

IRS Announces 2019 Retirement Plan Limits

The contribution limits for employees who participate in the voluntary 403(b) and 457(b) plans has increased from $18,500 to $19,000 in 2019.  The catch-up contribution limit for employees age 50 and over who participate in these plans remains unchanged at $6,000. 

This means if you are under age 50 in 2019, the maximum amount you may contribute into your voluntary retirement plan is $19,000.  If you are age 50 or above, the maximum amount you may contribute is $25,000 ($19,000 plus $6,000 catch-up).  Employees interested in changing their retirement contribution amount may contact the Human Resources Department at x2470 or e-mail Ms. Kristen Bjorne at kportale@nmu.edu and request a Salary Reduction Agreement.

11/5
Personnel Changes

Personnel Changes

Promotion

Jake Lennard (effective 10/10/18)

To: Police Officer (P2) NMU Police Department

 

New Hire

Annemarie Salo (effective 10/31/18)

To: Staff Nurse (P3) Health Center

11/5
Customer Service Satisfaction Survey

Customer Service Satisfaction Survey

Please tell us about your dining experience at Northern Michigan  University with this brief Customer Service Satisfaction survey.

For participating, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of three prizes.
   
The prizes are:
Grand Prize: $250 gift card to the Barnes & Noble at NMU Campus Bookstore
2nd Prize: $150 gift card to the Barnes & Noble at NMU Campus Bookstore
3rd Prize: $100 Dine Simple Meal Plan to dine anywhere on campus
     
Your opinion counts, and NMU Dining wants to ensure that all our dining locations are meeting or exceeding your needs.

Link to survey site: 
http://www.nacufscustomersurvey.com/ 

The survey will be open until November 15th.

11/7
Using Handshake to Post and View Jobs

Using Handshake to Post and View Jobs

The Career Services office has a great tool for posting jobs/internships, signing up for job fairs, and much more!  Handshake is our all-in-one web system for students, faculty, staff, employers, and alumni.  We currently have over 7,700 employers in Handshake and that’s steadily growing! On average, our office approves 30 new employers (from all over the world) and 100 jobs (full-time, part-time, summer jobs and internships) into Handshake each day!

With Handshake, you can:

  • Post on-campus jobs and internships (including Graduate Assistantships)
  • Manage and receive applications online
  • Register online for job fairs
  • Search for available jobs with your students

Click here to find more information!

Thank you for the support and experience that you provide to our student employees.  If you have any questions regarding student employment or Handshake, please feel free to contact our office at 227-2800. 

11/9
Have you seen NMU's YouTube channel?

Have you seen NMU's YouTube channel?

University Marketing and Communications uploads new content to the university's official YouTube channel on a weekly basis. From features of faculty, staff and students, to highlights of campus events, there are so many great videos to enjoy. 

Some of our favorite new videos include: 

Feel free to share your favorite video on your own social networks and to click the red "Subscribe" button in the upper right-hand corner to stay up-to-date on new content as it becomes available!

11/12
Personnel Changes

Personnel Changes

Transfer

Lisa Hyde (effective 11/12/18)

To: Secretary (4D) in the Health Center

 

Promotion/Transfer

Julie Wnuk (effective 12/30/18)

To: Buildings & Grounds Attendant (1) in Plant Operations

11/12
UP-AHEC NMU Rural Health Career Camp opportunity!

UP-AHEC NMU Rural Health Career Camp opportunity!

Looking for experience working with high school students from across the UP? Interested in rural health care? The UP Area Health Education Center is hosting its annual NMU Rural Health Careers Camp May 13-15th, 2019. The three day camp will give students an amazing opportunity to see how different health professions operate, as well as the many choices within those professions. They also tour medical facilities to see how each profession has a part in providing excellent quality health care.

We need YOU to show them what it's like to be a Wildcat! Send us a letter of interest and your resume to kbertram@nmu.edu for consideration. 

11/18
NMU Day of Givng

NMU Day of Givng

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.

11/19
Personnel Changes

Personnel Changes

New Hire

AnnaLynn Fortino (effective 12/03/2018)

Principal Account Clerk (4B) in Dining Services

11/19
NMU School of Health and Human Performance GetFit Program Fall 2018

Join the GetFit community in a scientifically-based physical fitness program designed to promote active lifestyles for the improvement and maintenance of...

GRE Prep

If you are seeking an academic master's or doctorate within the United States and Canada, you will probably have to take the Graduate Records Examination or...

Food 4 Fines!

Donate non-perishable food items and have one parking citation reduced OR completely excused up to $25.00 Donations will be accepted November 5, 2018...

Student Recital

A regular series of afternoon performances presented by students taking private lessons or enrolled in chamber ensembles in the Department of Music. These...

Lighting Up the Holidays 2018

Northern Michigan University's 31st Annual Lighting Up the Holidays! Free for NMU families, students and surrounding Upper Peninsula communities. This...

Local Badass Series Presents; Four The Water

Four friends, kayaked around the biggest freshwater lake in the world (by surface area) to help raise money to conserve the pristine waters and landscapes...

Susan Purvis, author of Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost--and Myself (Blackstone)

NMU's Sigma Tau Delta Etta Phi chapter is sponsoring a talk about creative nonfiction writing by Search & Rescue dog handler Susan Purvis, author of Go Find:...

Meet the author of Go Find a memoir by  Marquette Native and adventurer Susan Purvis

Marquette Native and author Susan Purvis will present on her newly published memoir about her work and life with her search and rescue dog Tasha and share...

NMU Jazz Band & Combos

The final jazz concert of the fall semester will feature the NMU Jazz Band, the NMU Jazz Combo, and the NMU Wildcat Combo performing classic works by a...

Women in Construction Career Exploration Event

FREE EVENT FOR GIRLS 9TH GRADE AND OLDER Learn from and interact with women in the construction industry, create a 3D model using CAD software, build a...

Mexican Theater Performance

The class of SN495: Mexican Theater will perform two plays on Tuesday, December 4, at 4:00 PM in room 2902 (Lecture Room A) of the West Science building....

Purdue Northwest vs Northern Mich.

Women's Basketball on December 6th, 5:30 PM: Purdue Northwest vs Northern Mich., Conference

NMU Holiday Collage Concert

This musical event features the NMU band, choirs, orchestra and a variety of solos and ensembles. It will be performed in one act and applause is allowed...

Purdue Northwest vs Northern Mich.

Men's Basketball on December 6th, 7:30 PM: Purdue Northwest vs Northern Mich., Conference

Coffee & Climb

Join the ORC for Coffee & Climb on Friday, Dec. 7th from 10am-1pm. We will have coffee and donuts available for participants! - Free coffee if you BYOM...

Michigan Tech vs Northern Mich.

Men's Ice Hockey on December 7th, 7:00 PM: Michigan Tech vs Northern Mich., Conference

Marquette Symphony Orchestra - Sounds of the Holidays

The MSO’s “Sounds of the Holidays” concert has become a tradition for many, and will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Janis Shier Peterson and Steve...

Parkside vs Northern Mich.

Women's Basketball on December 8th, 1:00 PM: Parkside vs Northern Mich., Conference

Parkside vs Northern Mich.

Men's Basketball on December 8th, 3:00 PM: Parkside vs Northern Mich., Conference

December Commencement Rehearsal

Rehearsal is at 2:15 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2018, in the Superior Dome. If you are participating in commencement but cannot make it to rehearsal, you...

Ferris St. vs Northern Mich.

Men's Ice Hockey on December 14th, 7:00 PM: Ferris St. vs Northern Mich., Conference

December Commencement

The December 2018 graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Superior Dome. Rehearsal will be held the day before at 2:15...

Ferris St. vs Northern Mich.

Men's Ice Hockey on December 15th, 7:00 PM: Ferris St. vs Northern Mich., Conference