Future of facility discussed at board meeting

Future of facility discussed at board meeting

MARQUETTE — The future of the Jacobetti Complex was discussed at this morning’s Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees Meeting.

In his address to the board, NMU President Doctor Fritz Erickson said that he would like to see the career and technical programs at the complex both grow and expand. Erickson said he’s very optimistic about the future of the career and technical programs at the university.

“Career and technical programs have a real place at this university and we want to make sure that we’re investing in the programs, investing in the faculty, investing in the students and investing in the facilities,” said Erickson. “We need to upgrade several of our labs, we need to make sure that we’re providing cutting edge career and technical programs and that’s what we’re going to do.”

The university is also getting ready to reveal a couple of new redesigned logos, something that’s been in the works since last summer.

“We’ve had hundreds of people provide feedback on the logos,” said Erickson. “What we’re looking at is a little bit of a difference for the Wildcat and a change for the university logo.”

The new logos will be released in early April. The NMU Board of Trustees also authorized university personnel to enter contract negotiations with Barnes & Noble to operate the schools bookstore.