ID Number to Replace SSN; Informational Meetings Scheduled
use of Social Security numbers as the primary identification
element of NMU students, faculty and staff is being phased
out and replaced with random, computer-generated numbers called
NMU identification numbers (NMU IN).
review by the President’s Council, Interim President
approved a new
university policy for use of computer-generated numbers to
serve as the primary identification factor on all university
forms, paperwork and official records.
serious threat of identity theft is the driving factor behind
this change,” said Roy
Sept. 1 deadline has been set for departments to complete
the conversion from requesting Social Security numbers to
NMU INs on printed and Web forms, as an input in databases,
and for any other type of operational process.
situations that involve an NMU department working with non-NMU
persons – for example, workshops or summer camps held on campus
– identification must be recorded in some form other than
Social Security number. Full Story
Forum in Review
focus topic of the university forum held Feb. 18 was an update
on legislative and budget planning. It was based on the strategic
planning discussion from the NMU Board
of Trustees’ annual retreat
in Ann Arbor
the previous week.
President Mike Roy outlined
eight questions addressed by the board. The first was whether
Northern is progressing toward its vision and how that progress
asked what it means to be the “public university of choice
in the Midwest,”
the board considered two possible measurements: that NMU has
reached its desired enrollment level and does not admit all
qualified applicants; and that NMU is identified by 90 percent
or more of new freshmen as their first or second choice. Full
NMU Students Assist Bothwell
Classes with Business Plans
NMU Economics Student Association, comprised of about 20 members,
is working with Bothwell
School teachers and students
on economic education in the marketplace.
month, BMS seventh-graders presented business proposals on
particular goods or services they plan to produce or implement.
NMU Interim President Mike Roy was among those who interviewed
students about their proposals. He is pictured with Eric
Zaenglein, who plans to make desk lighting “more unique and
oversees the program as director of the NMU
for Economic Education.
students’ overarching business plan strategy is to bring their
selected goods and services to the marketplace with the goal
of maximizing profits,” Ferrarini said. “Through
an experience-based instructional system, the students follow
the entrepreneurship model and play the role of proprietors,
assuming all the risks associated with their business plan
successes and failures.
helps young people understand the real marketplace, which
means understanding the difference between ideas and feasible
business opportunities.” Full