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Northern Michigan University Dedicates Northern Center


NMU showcased its newly renovated Northern Center with a dedication and public tours on Sept. 19. The former University Center was built in 1960 and has been a campus fixture for nearly half of Northern's 120 years of existence. The facility has been reimagined and renamed to reflect its high-volume use as a premier venue not only for the campus community, but for the Upper Peninsula. 

The Northern Center includes a 12,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, pre-function areas, a remodeled Barnes & Noble bookstore, integrated audio-visual technology and award-winning chef and catering services. It will include a new Wildcat Den restaurant with a gaming area and a Don H. Bottum Atrium in honor of the building's former namesake.

Another feature is the Scott L. Holman Executive Conference Room, named in honor of the Ishpeming native and 1965 NMU graduate. It features interactive technology, comfortable seating for up to 20, a kitchenette and food/beverage service area. It is available for campus and community use.

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