Council to Develop Budget Reduction Plan
an executive order likely and estimates of its impact ranging
from a 5-15 percent reduction in state funding for the current
fiscal year, NMU President Mike Roy said
the President’s Council is exploring measures to address a
potential shortfall. At the university forum Oct. 22, Roy
said that with the estimates
circulating now, Northern could face a reduction of anywhere
from $2.3 million to $7 million.
should know by Thanksgiving what the exact number will be,
but we can’t wait that long to begin the process,” he said.
“I told the President’s Council at its Wednesday meeting that
it should develop a reduction plan of $4.6 million, based
on the middle-ground assumption of a 10 percent executive
order. That plan must be in place by the end of November so
that we can present it to the university community and then
take it to the NMU Board of Trustees’ December meeting."
Stop on Gov. Tour
will be one of six stops
on Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s statewide tour to address the
$900 million budget crisis. The governor’s office is partnering
media to broadcast live, one-hour forums from each location.
event, being billed as “An Evening with the Governor,” is
scheduled from 7-8 p.m.,
Tuesday, Nov. 4, from the Jeannette Bowden Studios in the
LRC. Sonya Chrisman
serve as host and moderator.
town hall meeting will feature a studio audience of about
50 people invited to participate who represent a cross-section
of the Upper Peninsula
population. The first
15 minutes of the program will be a presentation by the governor.
second 15-minute segment will allow the studio audience to
respond to questions posed by the governor using instant polling
devices provided by Michigan
. The event will conclude
with a 25-minute general question and answer period.
from the budget update, “Technology at NMU” was the primary
focus of the Oct. 22 university forum. Here is a brief summary
of some of the presentations addressing that topic:
and Planning) and Dave Maki (AdIT) discussed
the future of the wireless network. Campus-wide implementation
has focused on classrooms, lobbies, hallways, student lounges,
eating areas, the library and student apartments. Leach said
Northern plans to continue expanding wireless to areas of
campus where access is not available.
effort is under way to provide community-wide wireless access
to students, faculty and staff. Full Story
Stations' Academic Role Explored
faculty/staff committee is seeking input from the campus community
on ways that academics can better utilize the public broadcasting
committee is asking for responses to the following question:
How do you perceive Public Broadcasting’s current support
for academics, and how do you envision our broadcast operations
could be changed to strengthen their support of academic departments
and student needs in the future?
comments or suggestions to Bill Rigby (TAS),
chair of the committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or attend an open forum from 4-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in
the Mead Auditorium in West Science. Full
Cup a Success
World Cup at the Berry Events Center last weekend “put Marquette
on the map as one of the best – if not THE best – places to
hold a world-class competition,” according to Andy Gabel,
the president of U.S. Speedksating.
said all of the required ingredients came together to make
the short-track event a success: effective organization, community-wide
support, fast ice, fierce competition, two world records,
and boisterous sold-out crowds of about 4,000 each day.
a former USOEC athlete and Olympic medalist, said he and Jeff
Kleinschmidt (USOEC) are already in conversations
about the possibility of having future competitions at NMU.
the Fast Track
smooth World Cup event depends on an equally smooth sheet
of ice. It usually takes a minimum of five days to adequately
prepare a frozen surface to meet the standards for an international
short-track speedskating competition.
and grounds employees managed to accomplish the task in just
48 hours on the heels of an NMU hockey game and a junior hockey
tourney. Despite the rush, their efforts reaped two world
records and numerous compliments from athletes, coaches and
officials. Pictured from left: Bret Zorza, Dave Klumb
and Rick Schwemin. Cheryl Perroud was not available for the
photo. Full Story
Screening Held at NMU
60 NMU students were screened for depression and other mood
disorders in conjunction with National Depression Screening
Day earlier this month. The free service was provided by counseling
and consultation services, along with the nursing department.
Many students had scores suggesting a need for further evaluation
and/or treatment, and a number of them are receiving follow-up
counseling as a result. NMU participates in the national “College
Response” program, which was sparked by an increased prevalence
of mental health problems experienced by college students.
statistics from the past two years consistently show 40 to
45 percent of NMU student clients experienced depression as
a major concern,” wrote Mary Pelton-Cooper
(Counseling and Consultation Services). “Fortunately, depressed
people respond very well to treatment. The counseling provided
on campus helps students participate more fully and successfully
in the academic community, enhancing the overall quality of
their university experience.”
More Treats than Tricks
will be trick-or-treating and a Halloween party for children
of NMU employees and students from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Oct.
31. The starting point is the east entrance on the first floor
of the University Center.
will parade through the first floor corridor, trick-or-treating
at each participating office/student organization. The end
of the route will take them up to the Wildcat Den for refreshments
and other surprises.
39 th annual Family Weekend will be held Friday and Saturday,
Oct. 31- Nov. 1.
a schedule of events and more information, visit http://www.nmu.edu/familyweekend/.