Website Launch Event - Maamawi Ozhigi/Together We Grow
You are cordially invited to the public launch of a new website "Maamawi Ozhigi/Together We Grow" created by the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and funded by a donation from NMU professor emeritus, Dr. Jon Saari (History). The event will be held in Ballroom I of the Northern Center at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 18. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. No R.S.V.P is necessary.
This website is dedicated to the symbiotic relationship between the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University. The two live close together but not always in harmony. For this reason, we’ve used the Anishinaabemowin term “Maamawi Ozhigi” which translated into English means “Together We Grow.” This title expresses our aspiration for our lives in this common place. The articles within will look at how the people of the Upper Peninsula have helped define the university and vice versa. The articles have been written by NMU alumni, students, faculty and staff members. They incorporate not only the history of the region and university but the stories from members of the NMU community about their experiences at the university and in the U.P.
Because the relationship between the region and its people is always changing, and because there are so many stories to tell, this website will continually change and expand as well. There are three main sections to the site. The first, "What is the Upper Peninsula" looks at the history of the region and the university itself. The second, "The University for Everyone," looks specifically at the connections between NMU and the region. The third, "Living in the Upper Peninsula," is still being developed and will include opportunities for students, alumni and staff to interact through blogs related to the region's way of life.