Northern Magazine

Northern Magazine (formerly named Northern Horizons) is the magazine for alumni and friends of Northern Michigan University and is published in the fall and spring each year. It is designed to keep alumni and friends connected with NMU and their former classmates by providing news about NMU's faculty, programs and events and by highlighting the activities and accomplishments of NMU alumni.

Looking for past issues of Northern Horizons? Check out the Horizons archive.

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Searching for Shiras

Winter 2019

A professor's quest to shine light on a wildlife pioneer. 

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The Milestone Issue

Spring/Summer 2019

The histories of achievement at Northern Michigan University.

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What's New. What's Next?

Fall/Winter 2018

Transforming and innovating aren't just catch phrases on campus; they're action verbs.

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Going Greener

Summer 2018

Sustainability in action on campus and in the community.

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Brain, Body, Earth: Revolutionary Research at NMU

Fall 2017

Faculty and students are making great strides and discoveries, as are leading scientists across the nation who once studied here.

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From the Ground Up

Summer 2017

And those behind the builds; transforming Marquette, Detroit, and galaxies far, far away.

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The Creative Issue

Winter 2017

Inspiration, ideas, and wonder. NMU faculty unlock the secrets.

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From Space to the Stage

Summer 2016

Consider this issue a backstage pass to the likes of American Idol and the Academy Awards.

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America Now!

Fall 2015

Meet the Wildcats who are on the front lines of America's biggest issues.

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Wildcats Help a City Get Back on Their Feet

Spring 2015

From athletes to artists, meet the Wildcats who are rolling up their sleeves and helping Detroit get back on its feet.

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Joining the Family

Fall 2014

Five months in, President Fritz Erickson explains why NMU needs to be less humble, more creative, and continually amazing.